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 not damaged. This includes escorting vendors and technicians.
  • Supports building equipment and facilities by ensuring equipment is monitored on a routine basis and preventative maintenance is performed by contractors or in-house.
  •  Assists with routine monitoring of cold room readings, water conductivity, liquid nitrogen, glass boxes, biohazard bins, CO2 incubators, freezers, Watchdog, dusting sensitive areas, eye wash stations, autoclaves, etc. 
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, responds, repairs to 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.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment when needed using appropriate techniques, safety PPE, and under the supervision of Assistant Director. 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; evaluate all tagged and non-tagged assets for surplus as appropriate; assist with quotes and purchases of capital assets and other equipment. Update inventory in the asset management system as needed.
  • Assists with special projects related to the research buildings, including renovations, energy conservation, compatibility checks for new equipment requests, emergency power, etc. Update maps and equipment location. 

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Relevant bachelor's degree in microbiology or engineering. Experience working in a microbiology lab, knowledge of building operations and maintenance, supporting laboratory equipment in a higher education setting.

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

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

Occasional Duties
  • Develops and implements laboratory safety materials and equipment use to include facilitation of training as required. Assist in developing SOPs and updating lab placards. 
  • Responsible for issuing and tracking facilities related work orders in support of departmental and building operations. Backup for reviewing, verifying and updating all department call lists and freezer monitoring contacts, as changes occur.
  •  Assists with NESOP 2 walkthroughs for new personnel in some of the labs as well assist personnel with access to LARC and other restricted areas.
  •  Assists with prompt remediation of building or lab related incidents in collaboration with institutional support departments, as appropriate. Considered essential personnel and is on-call for emergency situations 24/7.Conducts security checks of labs and secured areas. Ensures prompt remediation of resolving safety issues, in collaboration with Safety Services and security risks with PD, as appropriate. Manages the use and maintenance of the department's golf cart.
  • Processes individual requests for golf cart access. Assists in processing FBI Background checks for all individuals requesting access to Select Agent Rooms. Assists with other duties assigned by the Assistant Director or Managing Director.


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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at:

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online