Senior Technician

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

Position Title

Senior Technician



Vacancy Number


Work Location

Warner Robins, GA

Hours Per Week

Open to Full-time and Part-time hires

Job Type


Job Category


- Estimates time and equipment required for completion of fabrication of mechanical, electrical, or electronic parts or tools from engineering drawings.
- Fabricates mechanical, electrical or electronic parts or tools from tooling or engineering drawings.
- Supervises the fabrication and diagnostic activities of mechanical, electrical, or electronic technicians to be on schedule and within budget as determined by the Program Manager.
- Performs diagnostic tests of mechanical, electrical or electronic parts or assemblies.
- Performs mechanical, electrical, or electronic functional assessments and makes recommendations to engineers.
- Inspects mechanical, electrical, or electronic parts and assemblies for conformance to engineering drawings, parts lists, schematics, and electrical interconnect listings.
- Prepares purchase requisitions.
- Assembles, disassembles, repairs, and maintains mechanical, electrical or electronic systems or subsystems.
- Ensures familiarity with all MERC core capabilities and with current and potential customer base.
- Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures.
- During all customer contacts, remains alert for any potential problems or opportunities that could possibly lead to additional business for any MERC core capability area.
- Reports all perceived or identified MERC business opportunities to the Director of Acquisition Strategy through a Chief Engineer.
Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- High School diploma or GED and 15 years of directly related experience.

- Will comply with all quality and safety standards and rules.

- Complete work on time and under budget.

- Welding and experience and AWS certification or have the ability to gain AWS certification.

- Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and proficiency at reading precision measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators. 

- Must have knowledge of cutting tools and inserts for turning, drilling, boring, threading, and milling.

- Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

- Selects, aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines.

- Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

- Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications using precision measuring instruments.

- Must be able to maintain tolerance and finishes to engineering and manufacturing specifications.

- Current of previous certification for forklift operation; willing to be recertified if necessary.

- Must be able to problem-solve and work with engineering to determine fabrication options and plans. 

- Able to multi-task and work multiple requirements as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


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EEO Statement


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