University of Utah Job Description
Designs, fabricates and repairs customized glass apparatuses that will assist in scientific and research projects as well as classroom projects.
Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) plus two years glassblowing experience required; working knowledge of a myriad of glass products and their uses is necessary in order to ensure safety. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
The apprenticeship program consists of the completion of a 4 year, 8,000+ hour accredited program and of passing a comprehensive examination.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The incumbent will independently use specialized knowledge and diplomacy to balance meeting the needs of the customer with designing, developing and repairing a safe, functional product. Multiple categories of glass tubing, stopcocks, glass joints, glass plate, quartz and various metals can be manipulated by working with a 2,000-degree flame and will produce varying results. Determining which type of material to use in a given situation is instrumental to developing and repairing a safe and effective product.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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