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Computer Technician

Company: McCracken County Public Schools
Location: Paducah
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

CLASS TITLE: COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Perform a variety of skilled and technical duties related to the installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of microcomputers, computers, printers and other peripheral equipment; train District personnel in use of microcomputers and related software operation.BASIC REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Implement all rules and regulations, policies and administrative guidelines as adopted by the Board of Education.
  • Perform a variety of skilled and technical duties related to the installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of microcomputers, computers, printers and other peripheral equipment; schedule repairs or installations.
  • Develop and conduct one-on-one and group training of District personnel in use of microcomputers and related software.
  • Inspect, isolate and diagnose system malfunctions and determine appropriate repair procedures; replace defective parts and restore to proper operation of equipment; analyze and resolve general software malfunctions.
  • Develop and maintain cable location diagrams for local area networks, device sharing and computer terminals.
  • Install microcomputer hardware systems and software, including upgrades and enhancements.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on printers including cleaning, lubricating, adjusting mechanical parts and checking cables and connectors as necessary; dust circuit boards and disk drives.
  • Install mainframe equipment including terminals, printers and modems; determine appropriate location for installation; install cables and connect devices and test device for proper operation.
  • Maintain and repair data terminals and a variety of data communications equipment, including multiplexer equipment, span equipment, modems and interfacing equipment.
  • Move equipment to new locations as requested; reroute and install communication cables for new location; test system to assure proper operation.
  • Perform component level equipment repair; remove defective components and replace and initiate test procedures according to established procedures; locate and request replacement components.
    • Operate multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal injectors, and digital logic probes to test circuiting by signal injection method; operate hand tools, protocol analyzers, floppy disk analyzer, diagnostic software, soldering iron and cable testing equipment.
    • Communicate with a variety of departments regarding the repair and installation of computer equipment; communicate with vendors and manufacturers regarding parts, pricing, purchases and product information to find best source of supply.
    • Provide assistance, information and technical expertise to faculty, administrators and students regarding the safe and proper operation, care and maintenance of computerized equipment.
    • Maintain records of computer and network repairs, materials used, moving and installation activities and work orders; maintain records of maintenance supplies used; maintain an adequate spare parts inventory.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.
    • Remain at work during the entire workday unless excused by immediate supervisor or designated representative.
    • Maintain a professional appearance.
    • Incorporate the use of technology in daily tasks.
    • Maintain regular attendance.
    • Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics.KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF:
      • Computerized and electronic equipment including microcomputers, computer terminals, peripherals and other data communication equipment.
      • Methods, equipment and tools used in the skilled repair and servicing of computer equipment.
      • Electronic and electrical theory and practices.
      • Analog and digital communications equipment and maintenance techniques.
      • Safety practices and precautions used in working with computer equipment.
      • Operation of a variety of testing equipment, hand and power tools and measuring instruments.
      • Basic DOS commands and computer operations.
      • Technical aspects of the computer field.
      • Diagnostic techniques and procedures used in computer and electronics repair.
      • Basic record-keeping techniques.
      • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
      • Health and safety regulations. ABILITY TO:
        • Perform a variety of skilled and technical duties related to the installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of microcomputers, computers, printers, modems, multiplexers, span equipment and other data communications equipment.
        • Install computers and related equipment at District sites.
        • Operate electronic measuring instruments, testing equipment and tools in a safe and proper manner.
        • Read and interpret schematics and blueprints.
        • Read, interpret and implement technical service manuals and schematic diagrams to repair assigned computer and peripheral equipment.
        • Plan and lay out installation and repair work including estimating labor and material costs.
        • Maintain records related to work performed.
        • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
        • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
        • Work independently with little direction.
        • Lift heavy objects.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Any combination equivalent to: two years college-level course work in electronics and two years increasingly responsible experience repairing and servicing computer terminals, microcomputers and data communications equipment.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:Salary and work year to be established by the Board.EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Personnel.

Keywords: McCracken County Public Schools, Clarksville , Computer Technician, IT / Software / Systems , Paducah, Tennessee

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