The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Scientific Instrument Maker II

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $1,375 - $1,806+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 20.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-09-14-01-4341
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is for one year from start date; possibility of renewal based on funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose

To perform skilled technical work in the construction of mechanical assemblies and subsystems of specialized equipment for Engineering Acoustics Division within Applied Research Laboratories.

Essential Functions

Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements. Properly and safely select, align, secure and remove holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines. Fabricate specified parts out of metal, plastics and composites. Performs daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

HS grad/GED. 3 years' experience using manual machines including, but not limited to, lathes, vertical milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic presses, grinders, band saws. Ability to read/interpret drawings, sketches, sample parts to determine dimensions and use measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements. Solves complex mechanical/machining problems, implements plans, and uses manual machines to fabricate specified parts out of metal, plastics and composites. Designs, fabricates, and utilizes jigs/fixtures for non-standard machining processes in a prototype job shop environment, with occasional production quantities. Abides by all safety/quality policies, specifications, and instructions provided. Fits and assembles parts into final assembly. Able to self-pace to complete job in time allowed. Able to climb ladders, lift 50+ lbs, work outdoors, in machine shop and office environments. Standing for long periods is required at times. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with shipboard systems, operations and environment a plus. Knowledge of parts procurement processes and material sourcing.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of ladders Lab environment, machine shop, Lake Travis (LTTS), occasional weekend, evening, holiday, overtime work. May work outdoors occasionally in various types of weather. Ability to climb ladders and lift 50+ lbs.

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