Electronics/Laboratory Technician

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Electronics/Laboratory Technician is essential to the successful operation of our teaching laboratories and support of our research laboratories. The job requires the ability to successfully provide installation and maintenance assistance for the scientific instrumentation in the Bush Science Center. In addition, the assistant provides services in the building of circuitry and maintenance of some mechanical devices used in the laboratories.


Support of Teaching and Research Laboratories

  • Provide routine maintenance, including calibrations, of the scientific instrumentation (e.g. NMR, IR, AA spectrometers, Van de Graaff generators, autoclaves, centrifuges) located in the Bush Science Center.
  • Provide routine maintenance and repair, including calibrations, of the small electronic units (e.g. balances, pH meters, spectrophotometers) located in the Bush Science Center.
  • Assist faculty, staff, and students with the operation of scientific instrumentation and its related mechanical devices.
  • Assist faculty and staff in the repair, purchase and/or removal of scientific instrumentation
    Work with faculty, staff, and students in maintaining and/or creating standard operating procedures for the scientific instrumentation as well as references to the operations manuals provided by the manufacturers.
  • Assist faculty, staff, and students with the maintenance of the mechanical pieces found in laboratories, for example vacuum pumps.
  • Assist, where appropriate, faculty members in the design, engineering, and construction of projects for teaching and research needs.

Inventory and Supply

  • Requisition materials needed for the purchase, maintenance, and/or repair of scientific instruments.
  • Maintain and update stock of equipment supplies and parts.
  • Manage separate divisional budget for the position.

Additional Duties

  • Coordinate with the physics faculty members for the set-up/break down of introductory physics teaching laboratories and general maintenance of the introductory physics laboratory equipment (approximately 3 hr/wk during academic year).
  • Coordinate with the laboratory managers from the departments of chemistry and biology when appropriate.
  • Coordinate with IT, when appropriate, for computers and/or printers required to run scientific instruments.
  • Submit work orders to facilities, when appropriate, for items related to the installation, maintenance, and/or removal of scientific instrumentation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • The minimum education required is a high school diploma with some college level science and mathematics courses preferred.
  • Experience, particularly with electronic circuitry, electrochemical, and mechanical devices, preferred but not required.
  • Experience with analog and digital equipment as well as electrochemical-optical instruments.
  • Ability to read circuit schematics, technical drawings, and instrument operation manuals.
  • Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and grammar and working knowledge of scientific terminology.
  • Knowledge of College environment, departments, procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge and practice of organizational and time management skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively with multiple demands.
  • Ability to use tact and good judgment in resolving work problems and dealing with the public, faculty, students and staff members.
  • Oral and writing skills sufficient to maintain and update files, logs, reports and correspondence.
  • Math computational skills sufficient to order supplies, process invoices, maintain budgets, etc.
  • Working knowledge of both Apple and IBM platform software. 

Work Environment:

  • The position includes an individual office located in the science center.
  • The position requires frequent work in laboratories and some physical activity including moving of laboratory equipment.
  • The position may require the individual to work after the instructional laboratories are finished (6:00 pm typically) or on a weekend if the tasks can not be completed during normal working hours.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Rollins offers a competitive hourly pay rate plus a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents. 

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.


Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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