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Academic Technician

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Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Academic Technician
Classification Code 412
Job Category Technician
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Mid Salary
Max Salary
Required Qualifications
Essential Duties

Position Information

Position Title Academic Technician
Position Number 0177
Department Industrial Design
Job Type Full-time
Job Description Summary

Lab Technicians are the safety resource and contact point in each lab and studio area. Handles all basic safety communication, duties and responsibilities in the labs and studios. Includes small chemical or hazardous substance spills, the ordering of personal protection and safety equipment and coordinating and monitoring facilities and fixed equipment repairs via the Physical Plant work order system. General everyday operation of the model shop in the industrial design department. Provides all necessary day, evening, and weekend operations.

Fiscal Responsibility: Describe the type and scope of fiscal responsibility.
Minimum Education Required Bachelor's degree
Preferred Education
Minimum Work Experience Required 1 - 3 years
Preferred Work Experience
Minimum Knowledge Required Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.
Preferred Knowledge
Advertised Minimum Qualifications
Salary Range
Advertised Preferred Qualifications

Supervisory Details

Does this job receive work primarily from the supervisor/manager? Yes
Does this job regularly receive work assignments directly from others, in addition to the supervisor / manager? No
List those titles here
Supervisory Responsibilities: Indicate the type and scope of supervisory responsibilities of this job. Guides work of others who perform essentially the same work. May organize, set priorities, schedule and review work, but has no responsibility to hire, terminate, review performance or make pay decisions.


Internal Resolve conflict, negotiate or collaborate on major projects.
External Exchange of routine, factual information and/or answering routine questions.

Decision Making/Problem Solving

Indicate the type of impact of the decisions typically made by this job. Decisions may affect a work unit or area within a department. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
Indicate the nature of problems regularly encountered by this job. Problems are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring; require novel and creative approaches to resolution. New concepts and approaches may have to be developed.

Essential Functions

These are the essential functions required of the position. The percentage of time should add up to 100.<br />*** Note that you are required to enter at least 4 entries.<br />

Essential Function

Supervises and demonstrates to students the proper use of shop and studio equipment. Advises, guides, and helps students to put together complex projects involving a multitude of materials and processes. Inspects work areas and equipment to ensure compliance with Wentworth safety policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs. Includes documenting safety inspections, citing dangerous areas/procedures and recommending corrective procedures; maintains availability and replenishes safety equipment supply.

Percentage Of Time 45
Essential Function

Member of the Technician Safety Committee. Department and ad-hoc meetings with faculty, staff, or physical plant. Communicates with student and faculty to better facilitate shop and studio practices.

Percentage Of Time 20
Essential Function

Responds to incidental spills of hazardous materials, to the level of training received. Utilizes prepared inspection forms. Conducts surveys and inspections of such items as fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, facility hazards, life safety, etc. Conducts flow testing of eye washes and safety shower. Cleans shop areas. Specifically, dust stored in collection systems.

Percentage Of Time 15
Essential Function

Notifies Wentworth’s Public Safety Department when appropriate. Maintains shop and studio equipment for everyday use.

Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Function

Orders supplies and equipment.

Percentage Of Time 5
Essential Function

Supervises and helps work-study students and/or shop assistants.

Percentage Of Time 5


In this section, please click on the <strong>Add Skills Entry</strong> button to include skills such as analytical, project management, and computer/technical. <br/><br/> Include a brief description of each and check the level required (basic, intermediate, advanced.) <br/><br/> You are required to add at least four skills


Physical/Environmental Demands

Physical Activity

Please check the level of frequency that best describes the physical demands that are required for you to perform your job duties. Do not consider those parts of your job that, if you had a disability, a reasonable accommodation could be made. For example: If you were in a wheelchair, but had to occasionally move a box of paper, it would be a reasonable accommodation to have someone else move it for you. In that case, you would not consider moving the box as a required part of your job. Only select those which are applicable to the position.

Sitting Often
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) Often
Hearing, listening Nearly Continuously
Talking Nearly Continuously
Standing Nearly Continuously
Walking Nearly Continuously
Bending Nearly Continuously
Stooping Nearly Continuously
Climbing Stairs Often
Climbing Ladders Often
Kneeling, squatting Nearly Continuously
Crouching Nearly Continuously
Crawling Often
Balancing Often
Reaching Overhead Often
Pulling, pushing Nearly Continuously
Shoveling Often
Lifting - up to 10 pounds Nearly Continuously
Lifting - up to 20 pounds Nearly Continuously
Lifting - up to 30 pounds Often
Lifting - up to 50 pounds Often
Lifting - over 50 pounds Often

Work Environment

This question describes your work environment. Subject to change Vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of extremities or whole body.