State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN LEAD
Lead assigned personnel and perform complex engineering technician work designing, developing, manufacturing, assembling, installing, calibrating, and repairing instruments, apparatus, and equipment within a scientific, instructional or engineering application.
Regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of others. Under general direction, perform complex engineering technician work as a senior-level engineering technician. Determine most suitable design to achieve desired research goals. Perform complex engineering technician work such as: independently designing complete systems, peripherals, data acquisition programs, or interfaces; estimating equipment needs for shop; developing and maintaining preventive maintenance programs.
Consults with engineers, scientists, faculty, or staff on the design and fabrication of various apparatus such as mechanical, agricultural, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or electronic apparatus; determine choice of materials, etc.;
Following general description of functions from engineers or scientists, independently design complete systems, peripherals for existing systems, or modifications to existing equipment; design computer programs to control, acquire, store, and display data; design analog and/or digital interface(s); perform skilled and precision machine tool work constructing instruments and systems;
Estimates equipment needs for shop; evaluate and recommend the purchase, fabrication and/or modification of equipment;
Installs and test fabricated equipment for proper operation; adjust and calibrate; troubleshoot and repair equipment malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level, including using diagnostic software; prepare written documentation;
Assist investigators or scientists in the design or setup of experiments and the acquisition of data;
Develops and maintains a preventive maintenance program;
Determines work priorities, estimate material requirements, maintain inventories and evaluation of equipment needs;
Performs related duties as required.
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.
One year of experience as an Engineering Technician 2
Five years of experience as an engineering technician
Class Specification History
New Class: 10-6-89
Revised new class code: (formerly 4749) effective July 1, 2007