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University of Utah Research machinist/welder - Machine Shop in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/22/2020

Requisition Number PRN24581B

Job Title Research Device Spec

Working Title Research machinist/welder - Machine Shop

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8-5

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00121 - Chemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Uses a variety of technical skills in designing, building, and repairing mechanical and related devices/equipment used for research projects and instructional labs.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

Designs and builds research devices, instruments and equipment in a machine shop.

Draws plans, measurements and specifications; constructs and tests devices/equipment/instruments for effectiveness.

Prepares cost estimates to build required items, gives technical advice and selects most appropriate components and parts.

Familiarity with CNC machines and conversion of CAD drawings for CNC .

Experience with TIG and MIG welding of stainless steel for gas/vacuum tight seals.

Well-versed with CAD software (such as Solidworks) to assist in the design of complex shapes of machined components.

Knowledgeable about characteristics and properties of materials to advise on expansion, contraction, yield strengths, compatibility, electrical properties, and thermal transfer.

Provides expertise on outside machining and fabrication services to help identify cost-effective solutions for scientific projects.

Gives technical advice to students in the labs or shops so they may complete class or research projects.

Documents work with schematics, procedural notes and other related drawings.

Maintains information and resources for reference by personnel.

Participates in monthly accounting and billing for services and parts.

Ensures users follow safety procedures when using equipment and machinery.

Oversees equipment maintenance and proper usage.

Consults with Principal Investigators and other research personnel in order to identify the type of device or equipment needed to accomplish research goals and objectives. Makes recommendations on feasibility of projects researchers have in mind.

Organizes and carries out preventive maintenance programs and performs troubleshooting and repair of mechanical devices. Orders supplies and ensures shop is maintained according to health and safety codes

Instructs researchers in use of test equipment and construction techniques.

May assist in writing technical reports for researchers concerning the new design and innovations resulting from experiments.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in Mechanics, Electronics, or related area, or equivalency; and four years experience related to the specialty area, i.e.: electronic instrumentation repair, network communications, mechanical design, repair and construction, designing and building chamber systems for research, microscope design and modification, etc. required. Demonstrated communication and human relations skills are critical. Experience with plastics, machine shop and welding skills may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Preference will be given to applicants with prior welding experience.

Extensive experience with machining metals, plastics, and other materials.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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