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Duke University Job Description

LAB APPARATUS DESIGNER/PSY

Job Code: 0324
FLSA: N
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 03/18/1998
Job Family: JF 05

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Occupational Summary

Coordinate activities within the Psychology Department machine shop; perform a variety of duties in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus and equipment utilized in the Psychology Department research laboratories; perform specialized mechanical duties in the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment.

Work Performed

Confer with faculty and students in planning, developing and modifying design of experimental equipment and apparatus; design, construct and install research equipment and apparatus using various machine shop equipment to include lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, welding and soldering equipment and woodworking machines. Machine and process routine and precision parts from such materials as wood, metal, plastics and glass according to specifications; work from plans, drawings and specifications of various detail to determine materials, tolerances and stresses. Monitor operation of the machine shop to include ordering necessary supplies, maintaining records for billing purposes, evaluating and purchasing of new instructional equipment, shop equipment and supplies.

Diagnose and correct to include the repair, adjustment or calibration of malfunctioning shop equipment and mechanical laboratory equipment utilizing various hand and power tools.

Purchase, maintain, set up, operate and instruct others in the use of video equipment; make minor repairs as needed.

Maintain inventory of files of laboratory equipment; store and issue departmental laboratory equipment and retain records of maintenance schedules. Coordinate operation of the equipment shop for personal use of students and faculty; instruct students and other employees in the proper use of laboratory equipment and shop equipment; monitor utilization of equipment and facilities. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training:

N/A

 

Experience:

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

Skills:

N/A

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.