Fuels and Lubricants Research Division
Labor Category Description: Individuals assigned at these non-exempt positions provide support to the skilled senior technical staff, using developed skills and practical knowledge. The technician is expected to do assigned tasks in the laboratory and/or testing environment under supervision. Individuals assigned in this position:
Set up experimental apparatus following written or verbal instructions.
Prepare samples, specimens, prototype instruments, and/or test materials following defined procedures.
Conduct, observe, and document standardized test and analyses data following established protocols.
Conduct routine maintenance on equipment.
Maintain and order required materials.
Qualifications: This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent education, an Associate's degree, trade school education or continuing education, and one year of relevant experience as a minimum. Individuals have basic knowledge of tasks associated with the technical area of work with skills in the application of mathematical functions, the use of PC software and hands-on craft abilities. Individuals are able to read schematics, drawings, sketches, and technical instructions of testing protocols primarily in fuels and fluids engineering, and have built a program or direct multiple program activities in a wide technical field. Technical areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, managing fuels, lubricants, functional fluids research, development, and evaluation programs.