Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Technician

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs highly skilled mechanical and/or analytical duties in the coordination and completion of projects. Work is performed under general guidelines using established procedures and evaluated on results obtained. May supervise skilled and semi-skilled subordinates.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Works with vendors to maintain department and building equipment under warranty or service agreements and to ensure delivered equipment is functional and to ensure delivered equipment is functional and not damaged. This includes escorting vendors and technicians.

Supports building equipment and facilities by ensuring equipment is monitored on a routing basis and preventative maintenance is performed by contractors or in-house.

Develops and implements laboratory safety materials and equipment use and safety materials to include facilitation of training as required.

Assists with routine monitoring of CO2, liquid nitrogen, glass boxes, biohazard bins, cold room readings, etc.

Back up for issuing and tracking facilities related work orders in support of departmental and building operations.

Maintains, troubleshoots, responds, repairs or refurbishes building and laboratory equipment and creatively designing or adapting department and building equipment to meet specific needs, including coordination with institutional support departments such as facilities services and IT, as necessary.

Responsibility includes: track all tagged assets by location; conduct 100% physical; inventory of all tagged assets annually; issue modify, retract all temporary use forms as appropriate; assist with quotes and purchases of capital assets and other equipment.

Backup for reviewing, verifying and updating all department call lists and freezer monitoring contacts, as changes occur.

Assists with NESOP walkthroughs for new personnel in the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, as well as personnel with access to LARC and RCL.

Assists with prompt remediation of building or lab related incidents in collaboration with institutional support departments, as appropriate.

Conducts scheduled and unscheduled departmental laboratory inspections to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations. Ensures prompt remediation of resulting safety issues, in collaboration with safety services, as appropriate.

Assists with special projects related the research buildings, including revovations, annual BSL3 shutdown, energy conservation, compatibility checks for new equipment requests, emergency power, etc.

Mananges MSBI and Anniex building fire, safety, and evacuation processes to include coordination of USO's and Safety Team Members.

Processes FBI background checks for all individuals requesting access to Select Agent Rooms.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Relevant bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Knowledge of laboratory functions and needs. Ability to analyze and assess service agreements and warranties. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience supporting laboratory research by maintaining, repairing or refurbishing commonly used laboratory equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WebEx, and general office equipment.

Experience supporting laboratory research by maintaining, repairing or refurbishing commonly used laboratory equipment in a higher education setting.

HSC - El Paso

Biomedical Sciences Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Service Workers


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
High school or equivalent and five years experience. Additional job related education may substitute for required experience on a year for year basis.

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Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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