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This position oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the primary Mechanical Shop (MS) in the Physics Department. Supervises and oversees the professional development of the machinists working in the shop, while maintaining the currency of the shop's capabilities and its relevance to the department's missions, to the extent allowed by available funds. Responsible for maintaining safe working conditions. Establishes overall MS priorities in consultation with the MS Liaison committee and assigns tasks to the MS personnel based on an assessment of individual expertise and job demands. As the supervisor, this role assures adequate supplies are available, oversees appropriate maintenance of the machines, and participates in machining duties as needed to maintain the flow of work through the shop. The supervisor is also the primary contact with the users of the shop, assuring that reasonable time estimates on projects feedback on design feasibility are available to the users.
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience with scientific instrumentation design and fabrication.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Knowledge of CAD/CAM software. Demonstrated skill in operation of mills, lathes, vacuum design, and testing. Knowledge of various materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, plastics, composites, and specialized mechanical components pertinent to typical scientific instrumentation (fasteners, bearing systems, motion systems, and others). Technical skill to work from blueprints and drawings to complete projects. Ability to prioritize, delegate, and organize jobs to best utilize the MIS resources and personnel for meeting specified deadlines and researcher expectations. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology. Trade school certification. 10 years of experience working in scientific research instrumentation design and development. Experience with custom design of novel components is more valued than work in a production shop.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires long periods of remaining stationary. Requires critical thinking, significant mental concentration, and attention to detail. May be required to move large pieces of instrumentation or equipment, either alone or with the assistance of another individual; therefore, must be able to lift loads up to 50 pounds with ability to kneel, crawl, and bend at the waist.
Equipment utilized: computers, CNC mills and lathes, saws, EDM machines, grinders, hoists and cranes, welders, and leak detectors.
$65,000 - $70,000
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3FC
Job Function: Engineering, Trades, & Facilit
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