Laboratory Maintenance Technician

Recruitment #051617-MXAA15-450100

Summary Statement

This position will provide general maintenance and mechanical support to forensic laboratories and all special Units at the Division of Forensic Science.  The technician will have hands-on responsibility for safe and efficient maintenance of the facility and general laboratory equipment, will be able to troubleshoot and resolve problems, as well as provide assistance with special projects.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Work with facilities management to facilitate, repair or replace faulty building systems.
  • Inspect and diagnose general maintenance problems and determine the best way to correct them.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure that equipment in the building continues to run smoothly.
  • Assemble, set up or relocate machinery, equipment or office furniture, lifting and/or moving 25+ lbs. 
  • Provide general upkeep of buildings and properties and keep detailed records of their work.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Laboratory Maintenance Technician

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a High School Diploma.
  2. Six months experience repairing mechanical equipment in a science, hospital or laboratory setting.
  3. Six months experience repairing gas tanks/lines, including troubleshooting and fixing leaks.
  4. Ability to troubleshoot, repair or work on misc. lab equipment such as, but not limited to: hinges, latches, refrigerators, freezers, vortexers, multi-vortexers, stirred/hotplates, nitrogen evaporators, heat blocks, PH meters, centrifuges, uninterruptable power supplies, distilled water and purification systems, positive pressure manifolds, resistivity monitors, air purifiers, hydrogen generators, nitrogen generators, air compressors, chemical fume hoods, roller rockers, Thermomixers, incubators, autoclaves, balances, UV Crosslinkers, LPS power supplies, Thermo Cyclers, temperature verification probes, ice makers, digital vortex mixers, spin plate spinners, and ovens.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.