ED30 - Laboratory Specialist III
General Nature of Work:
Functions as a hands-on supervisor, coordinating the work of lower-level machinists and other skilled workers.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Plans, supervises and reviews the work of lower-level machinists and other skilled workers.
Performs the actual manufacture of equipment requiring close-tolerance machining; performs other complex shop operations.
Designs and supervises the modification of laboratory equipment for special projects.
Consults with and advises department personnel on the design and fabrication of specialized research and teaching equipment.
Advises department personnel on the selection and purchase of special equipment.
Trains lower-level staff in the proper use of all shop equipment.
Maintains administrative records for a machine shop.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles.
Knowledge of shop mathematics typically employed in the tool and die trade.
Knowledge of the operation and capabilities of machine shop equipment.
Skill in the use of precision machining, welding, woodworking, foundry and sheet metal tools and equipment.
Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of lower-level skilled workers.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and work experience at an advanced skill level in precision machine shop operations.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and three years work experience at an advanced skill level in precision machine shop operations. A bachlor's degree in a related scientific discipline may be substituted for two years of the required work experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements: