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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

INSTRUMENT MAKER LEAD

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INSTRUMENT MAKER LEAD
604H
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Lead instrument makers, helpers and other assigned personnel and perform highly complex, high precision work by setting up and operating precision manual and/or computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools such as lathes, mills, jig borers, horizontal boring mill, grinders, and drill presses, to fabricate parts for research, academic and medical purposes.  Resolve highly complex design and manufacturing problems such as performing design work from verbal or minimal written instructions to manufacture mechanical devices; determining tolerances and fits on mechanical designs; performing advanced jig and fixture design and construction; and diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding machine tools and/or mechanical devices.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others.

Typical Work

Confer with professors, scientists, physicians, engineers and graduate students on design and development of instruments and specialized equipment for research and academic use; recommend design modifications;  

Organize complex projects, including scheduling and task event flow; 

Use three-dimensional modeling software and write computer numerical control (CNC) programs using conversational programming language at the machine control or off-line at a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system; 

Determine and plan all inspection criteria required to prove the repeatable accuracy of high-tolerance components and devices; perform inspections with appropriate gauges and measuring machines;  

Write computer numerical control programs using conversational programming language at the machine control or off-line at a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system to fabricate parts for research, academic and medical purposes; 

Perform the duties of Instrument Maker III;  

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

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. 

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as an Instrument Maker III 

OR 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 3-18-82
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class: 1-11-2002
New class code, formerly 4771, effective July 1, 2007.

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