Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Research Machinist Trainee / SSOD
Job Code: 002396
This is work being trained to perform technical tasks relating to fabrication of scientific apparatus used for research.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Learns to fabricate new or unique scientific laboratory devices, components and precision instruments which may involve mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic or optical devices or components, robotics manipulators and computer integrated manufacturing tooling from high and low alloy steels, cast iron, brass, aluminum and exotic metal alloys, plexiglass, plastics, glass and wood requiring cutting, machining, drilling, forming, brazing, welding soldering, gluing, threading, and assembling; makes tables for lasers and other instruments; assists in the making of tables for lasers and other instruments.
Learns to read and interpret engineering drawings and sketches; learns to set up and operate machine shop equipment including: lathes, mills, drill presses, and plasma cutter to produce component.
Learns to clean, repair, and maintain equipment.
Assists in the maintaining of maintenance records.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of machine shop and craft operations.
Ability to maintain close tolerance precision work from oral or written instructions, sketches, blueprints, and models.
Ability to use the precision tools and equipment common to the machinist trade.
Excellent math skills.
Education: High school diploma or GED.
Experience: Six months machine shop experience.
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.