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Harvard University Electronic Technician IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64871BRAuto req ID:64871BRJob Code:403115 Electronic Technician IV Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Electronic Technician IVSub-Unit:Sciences Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate's Degree.

  • Experience in RF and digital electronics and computer technologies.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in science/engineering strongly preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop strong working relations with faculty and students

  • Strong organization skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

Additional Information:

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community

Department:Chemistry and Chemical BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Technical Position Description:

Working in the magnetic resonance spectroscopy facility in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology under the supervision of the facility director. Performing routine maintenance and repairs of 12 spectrometers including 7 NMR, 1 EPR, 1 MS, 2 MPMS, and 1 FTIR, as well as the computers and the peripheral devices used for these spectrometers and for offline data processing. Assisting students on the experimental setups

Detailed Jobs To Be Performed:

  • Daily checkup of all the spectrometers and associated devices for optimum performance, including testing and calibrating all spectrometer functions, cleaning sample spinners, keyboards, mouse, and magnet bores, etc.

  • Weekly replenishment of all magnets with liquid nitrogen.

  • Monthly replenishment of liquid helium to the magnets.

  • Trouble-shooting any malfunction of the spectrometers and peripheral devices down to the component level and performing necessary repairs.

  • Placing orders of consumable items, such as liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, gaseous helium, Kim Wipes, printer paper, printer toners, etc. Handling the paper work for all purchasing.

  • Assisting students/postdocs in setting up instruments for special experiments.

  • Disposing of sample vials used on the Mass spectrometer and other hazardous materials.

  • Acting as the safety office for the facility and taking care of any safety issues.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:On-Site LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-KO1Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.