Instrument Technician

Marquette, Michigan
The targeted salary range is $44,000-$48,000 with a benefits package
May 24, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for an Instrument Technician in the Chemistry Department.  The position is responsible for maintenance of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation in the department (such as GC, GC/MS, LC, LC/MS, ICP/MS). Responsible for spectroscopic and other departmental instrumentation. Maintain records of instrument maintenance. Perform regular performance checks on departmental instrumentation. Trouble-shoot instruments that are not working properly. Coordinate with faculty on training of new staff and faculty. Maintain a schedule of users and instrument configuration needs, updated each semester.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in Chemistry or closely related field. One year analytical chemistry experience with chromatography or mass spectrometry.

Required knowledge/skills/abilities: Good organizational and time management skills. Detail oriented and commitment to strict adherence to safety policies and regulations. Excellent oral communication skills. Basic computer skills. Ability to read and understand MSDS, MIOSHA policies and regulations, NMU chemical hygiene plan, and other written external regulations, vendor protocol sheets, and instrument handbooks. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.

The position is traditionally Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm with occasional evening and weekend work required. The targeted salary range is $44,000-$48,00.

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit and select administrative professional.

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing  All required application materials must be submitted electronically by June 25, 2021. 

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

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