Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Research Machinist II / SSOH
Job Code: 002369
This is highly technical work in the design and fabrication of scientific apparatus used for research.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Designs, fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs new or unique scientific laboratory devices, components and precision instruments for research purposes; consults with equipment end-users regarding design and application; reads and interprets blueprints and sketches; measures to desired degree of accuracy; sets up and operates precision tools to produce components.
Designs and fabricates specialized tooling, holding fixtures and unique assembly tools. Sets up machines to ensure that concentricity, parallelism, and angular displacement are within specific tolerances.
Overhauls and maintains liquid nitrogen generator; overhauls and maintains vacuum pumps; maintains and repairs shop equipment.
Assists in training of using the shop for classroom and research projects; assists students in determining the types of material to use. Ensures the safety of all workers in the shop
Serves as resource to shop staff on technical questions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the tools, materials, methods, and techniques of the machinist trade.
Knowledge of metals, plastics, glass, and specialized alloys, including their characteristics.
Knowledge of welding, brazing, and soldering and the qualities of materials used.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the machinist trade.
Ability to design delicate scientific apparatus from verbal instructions and rough sketches.
Ability to maintain close tolerance precision work from oral or written instructions, sketches, blueprints, and models.
Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students.
Ability to use the precision tools and equipment common to the machinist trade.
Education: Two years post-high school training in machining.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Experience: Two years experience as a machinist.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.