UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PIANO TECHNICIAN

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7420 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Tune, maintain, repair and rebuild pianos and similar musical instruments.

TYPICAL WORK

Tune pianos and harpsichords by varying changes in pitch of strings utilizing a tuning hammer and other tools;

Rebuild pianos and harpsichords, including unstringing, removing and replacing string frames, repairing sound board, bridges, etc.; repair pianos by replacing, adapting, making and adjusting wood, metal, felt, leather, and plastic parts;

Diagnose quality or condition of pianos and harpsichords by inspection, testing and analyzing opinions of the musician users;

Keep records and perform related duties as required;

Use and maintain hand tools and power tools such as drill presses, sanders, grinders, power saws, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Completion of a recognized training program as a piano technician; OR full journey status as a piano technician in the Piano Technician Guild; OR three years applicable work experience.

Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class: 1-3-73
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05