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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Balloon Tech Mechanic,Ld
Position Classification Code: R5058
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
To perform manufacturing, maintenance, inspection and repair of flight hardware. Provide design input and improve reliability of mechanical assemblies. Support visiting science groups in design and fabrication of assemblies and fixtures for balloon flights.
Standard Duties:
Manufactures, inspects, maintains and repairs flight hardware. Assists science groups in design and manufacture of fixtures and assemblies required for flight. Designs and manufactures new and improved flight hardware using newer methods and technology. Tests and meets flight requirements for safety and reliability to achieve customer approval. Maintains and repairs equipment as needed for safe and efficient operation. Responsible for procurement and inventory, of machine shop supplies and equipment. Insures the safety of the equipment and personnel in the operation of the machine shop.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of methods and techniques involved with assembly and testing of mechanical hardware; basic mechanical theory and application
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, industrial sewing machine desired; use of mechanical test equipment, i.e. pressure gauges, load cells, and scales.
Ability to perform and document preventative maintenance on light equipment; acquire Class A License with HazMat Endorsements.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-