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Teaching Laboratories Technician

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Teaching Laboratories Technician

Physics & Astronomy

Position Number

Position Purpose

To support the undergraduate teaching laboratories and other department needs, including filming labs for remote use; to set up weekly laboratories, maintain computers and equipment; to work with other department staff on various tasks as they arise.

SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position


Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Alan Goldblatt, Manager, Instructional Labs

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Undergraduate Laboratory Preparation

  • Sets up, takes down, and stores laboratory equipment for weekly labs, and tidies up labs on a daily basis. 9%
  • Films lab procedures and collects data to be shared with remote students. 20%
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, keeps labs clean. 1%
  • Maintains first-aid supplies in the teaching labs. 1%
  • Maintains department computers; this includes lab computers and public computers (~65 machines running Windows, OSX , and/or Linux). 8%
  • Helps machine parts and design and build new lab apparatus. 1%
  • Assists in calibrating, servicing, repairing, etc. laboratory equipment. 2%
  • Helps maintain an inventory of laboratory equipment. 1%

Departmental Tasks

  • Helps with filming classes and colloquia as needed, including setting up and troubleshooting audio-visual equipment. 5%
  • Helps with filming lectures and demos for remote use, including editing and processing the videos. 15%
  • Edits and posts videotaped on campus lectures. 30%
  • Sets up homework return/turn-in boxes on a term by term basis. 0% (during COVID )
  • Keeps department printers supplied with toner/ink, maintains printers including scheduling repairs when needed. 2%
  • Helps maintain and repair department telescopes as needed. 1%
  • Assists in troubleshooting and solving mechanical, electronic, and computer software and hardware problems. 1%
  • Assists in converting paper lab documentation into editable electronic form. 1%
  • Assists in installing/removing department air conditioners. 1%
  • Assists in moving furniture etc. around the department as needed. 1%
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned

Posted: 2020-09-22 Expires: 2020-10-23

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