State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ELECTRON MICROSCOPE TECHNICIAN 1
Class Series Concept
Prepare specimens for electron microscope examination.
Under general supervision, perform all routine laboratory and photographic procedures in electron microscopy.
Performs photographic and darkroom procedures;
Assists, guides, and instructs technicians and/or student helpers in procedures;
Organizes and maintains files of blocks, slides, sections, and research data;
Assists in the operation and maintenance of the electron microscope;
Inventories and orders supplies; maintains equipment;
Examines sample of stained slides with microscope to ascertain that results are satisfactory;
performs photographic and darkroom procedures;
Records patient or research information manually or by computer.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
An Associate's degree in a science related field
Six months of technical experience in an electron microscopy laboratory using standard techniques
Class Specification History
New class replaces 4736 Electron Microscope Technician I; adopted June 1, 2005.
Revise class. General revision adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.