Under general supervision, the Electronic Technician 2 performs skilled electronics work requiring comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems (i.e. those that typically can be solved by properly interpreting manufacturers’ manuals or similar documents). Work requires a high degree of skill in the development, construction, repair, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of electronic equipment and related devices.
Assistant to primary point of contact in the Electrical Engineering teaching labs. The Electronic Technician solves technical problems on an as needed basis. The Electronic Technician supports the maintenance of teaching lab setups and parts stock.
Consults with and assists faculty and students in planning, layout, construction, and repair of laboratory, clinical, experimental and scientific electronic equipment.
Report observations and discuss lab planning and recommendations with supervisor
Make improvements to existing lab setups under direction of the supervisor
Designs, modifies, constructs, tests and repairs electronic equipment.
Construct electronic apparatus for new laboratory experiments
Repairs and services electronic, audiovisual and stereo broadcast radio equipment. Repairs, adjusts and replaces parts using hand tools. Cleans and oils moving parts. Evaluates condition of equipment to determine if extensive shop repairs are justified.
Repairand calibrate instrumentation equipment as needed.
May supervise and train other electronic maintenance technicians in the use and care of equipment, directing day to day operations of the laboratory or department.
Advise TAs & students in the complex lab environment. Recommend parts and supplies to them as needed
Provides recordkeeping and storage services for various equipment and service manuals and schematics for equipment.
Maintains inventory and orders supplies.
Keep labs well organized
Operates standard and specialized equipment while assisting in a research project.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Electronic trade school and related work experience
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Basic knowledge of electronics and good troubleshooting skills
Basic knowledge of and familiarity with surface-mount electronic fabrication methods
Graduate of electronic trade school.
Practical hands-on experience in industry or military service is helpful.
Electronic Technician License.
PC hardware and software knowledge
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and theories of electronics and or electrical technology.
Demonstrated ability to locate malfunction(s) in equipment.
Knowledge of proper techniques used to repair or replace faulty mechanical or electronic components.
Ability to work independently to complete assignments responsibilities.
Excellent organization skills for planning labs on a daily basis.
Ability to work well in a diverse environment of people
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 34434
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.