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Generic Job Description - Electronics Coordinator

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Electronics Coordinator
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Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, oversees the day-to-day operations of a facility in the field of instrumentation and automation, electronics, electricity or electrodynamics. Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of others and participates in their training. Establishes priorities and schedules of projects. Coordinates execution of projects and service. Prepares quotations. Develops procedures and makes recommendations to improve unit efficiency. Develops methodology. Designs, builds and installs electronic and electrical circuitry and machinery. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Administers accounts. Prepares budget proposals. Maintains equipment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Oversees the day-to-day operations of a facility in the field of instrumentation and automation, electronics, electricity or electrodynamics. Coordinates the execution of experiments, projects and services. Establishes priorities and ensures adherence to schedules. Ensures efficiency and quality of output.

2. Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of others, and participates in their training.

3. Participates in the development and implementation of unit procedures and work methods. Makes recommendations to improve unit efficiency including recommendations on staff requirements.

4. Reviews and analyzes project submissions. Advises on feasibility. Establishes time and cost estimates. Prepares quotations.

5. Designs, modifies, builds, installs, tests, operates and maintains a variety of highly complex electronic and electrical systems.

6. Reviews, tests, evaluates and modifies equipment and methodology. Develops methodology. Assesses equipment needs. Coordinates the provision of equipment. Oversees equipment loans.

7. Prepares schematics for electrical or electronic circuitry. Assembles and installs electronic equipment and networks including cabling and connections.

8. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.

9. Prepares and operates laboratory equipment. Ensures the proper use of equipment and that safety procedures are followed.

10. Participates in lab instruction of courses and in the development and the selection of teaching aids. Performs administrative tasks related to examinations such as arranging for invigilation and compiling grades. Participates in the correction of students' written work, such as laboratory reports and assignments.

11. Analyzes and compiles experimental data. Prepares reports. Analyzes and discusses results and their interpretation with others. Maintains records and files.

12. Maintains computerized information systems and participates in their development.

13. Performs accounting functions such as monitoring expenditures, verifying ledgers and resolving discrepancies. Forecasts costs of supplies, materials and equipment. Prepares invoices. Prepares budgets or budget proposals.

14. Maintains equipment and performs repairs. Arranges for servicing.

15. Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and material.

16. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

17. Uses a variety of equipment such as ocsilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators,voltage regulators, probes, soldering equipment, drills and power tools.

18. The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Education and Experience: 
Undergraduate Degree (Biology or Sciences)
Two (2) years' related experience.