Series established July 7, 1982
This class series describes three classes concerned with the installation, servicing, diagnosing of problems and maintenance of computer terminal equipment.
The Computer Equipment Technician series describe work involving the cleaning, adjusting, oiling, diagnosing of problems, repairing, and installation of computer communication equipment such as modems, diagnostic units, multiple access units, cathode ray tube (CRT) terminals and printers, and the assembling of custom cables for this equipment.
Supervision received, variety and complexity of computer communication equipment, latitude for independent judgment and action, responsibility for decisions; geographic area responsibility; degree of administrative responsibility.
This is the entry level of the series. Under close supervision, Computer Equipment Technician Trainees learn computer communication equipment maintenance techniques and procedures including appropriate care and caution when exposed to electrical and electronic devices. Trainees learn the operation of all assigned equipment and assist higher level technicians in the cleaning, servicing, repairing, testing and installing of computer communication equipment. After a period of training, incumbents perform routine cleaning and servicing on the equipment; and to do other related work.
Positions in this class are not supervisory.
This is the full working level. Computer Equipment Technicians perform complete preventive maintenance, install new equipment, assemble custom cabling and repair malfunctioning electro-mechanic and electronic computer communication equipment of average difficulty; and to do other related work.
This is the fully qualified working lead level in the series. Incumbents will be responsible for performing the most complex mechanical, electrical, and electronic maintenance on computer communication equipment and have lead responsibility in an area's subshop working with a staff engaged in computer communication equipment service; and to do other related work.
Successful completion of a basic electronics course.
One year of experience in the operation of electronic equipment, including normal maintenance performed by technicians in the trade.
One year of experience performing the duties of a Computer Equipment Technician Trainee in the California state service.
Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.
One year of experience performing the duties of a Computer Equipment Technician in the California state service
Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment, at least two years of which shall have been in the more complex electronic equipment area.
Knowledge of: Mechanical functions, basic electronics, and tools used in maintenance and making simple repairs to computer communication equipment.
Ability to: Communicate effectively, follow directions, and learn and progress in the knowledge required for Computer Equipment Technician classes.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and operation of computer communication equipment.
Ability to: All of the above, and read, understand and interpret information from technical manuals and electronic schematics; use precision instruments for measuring current, voltage, and resistance; calibrate and repair malfunctioning electrical equipment of a moderately complex nature and instruct others in operating, repairing and maintaining installed computer communication equipment; carry out written and oral directions, and keep records and make reports of accomplished work.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and AC-DC electronics; and theory of semiconductors and other memory devices and extensive computer communication trouble shooting procedures.
Ability to: All of the above, and read and decipher electrical schematic diagrams, utilize precision test equipment to repair malfunctioning equipment of the most complex nature and accept increasing responsibility.
Normal vision or vision corrected to normal; possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (applicants who do not possess this license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment); and willingness to travel extensively.