Coral Gables, Florida
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Collaborates with students, faculty, and university partners in the development of instruments and complex research equipment to support the strategic initiatives of the College of Engineering. Develops, monitors, and maintains student-training records. Responsible for maintaining good, orderly shop housekeeping. Provides training to students, maintains, and ensures compliance with lockout tag-out program, shop/lab safety programs, EHS and OSHA regulations. Responsible for managing material availability/inventory and usage; order supplies; assist with tracking area budgets/accounts. Provide customers with timely project estimates and assist with tracking IDR process. Provides administration with consistent project status updates to include shop climate feedback. Provides administration with project metric documentation to track and account time for material orders, tooling orders, machine time usage, design time, programming time, and training.

Leads customer shop and laboratory activities. Assists administration with prioritizing projects to meet critical deadlines. Performs complex, high precision work to include but not limited to setting up and operating precision manual and/or computer numerical controlled, (CNC) machine tools such as lathes, mills, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, drill presses, hydraulic presses, band saws, cut-off saws, table saws, sheet metal and wood working equipment to fabricate parts for research and academic purposes. Resolves complex design and manufacturing problems that require the ability to perform design work from verbal or minimal written instructions for the purpose of manufacturing mechanical devices; determining tolerances and fits on mechanical designs; performing advanced jig and fixture design and construction; and diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding machine tools and/or mechanical devices. Provides technical support to all university department programs and experimental research projects engaged in construction and manufacture of special purpose instruments and delicate laboratory equipment. Performs (CNC) programming and design of complex design fabrication using CAD, MasterCam, Solid Works, or other compatible programming software. Also proficient in performing metal cutting and welding operations through Oxyacetylene, MIG, Arc, and TIG welding equipment.

Maintains and troubleshoots problems with equipment. Dismantles machines or equipment, using hand tools and power tools in order to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed. Fit, install and assemble parts to make or repair equipment or install new equipment. Collaborates with administration to schedule and coordinate equipment preventative maintenance and service calls.

Required to attend career enhancement, continuous learning, specialized training, and refresher training opportunities on and off campus. Must poses ability to learn programing and operation of equipment such as various 3D-printer processes, Scanner technology, Sinker EDM, and Wire EDM. Must have strong geometry and trigonometry math skills. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have exceptional customer interaction skills. Must have ability to lift 50 lbs. Must have ability to obtain 5k forklift driver’s license. Must be able to obtain a state of Florida driver’s license.

Assists administration with oversite of various facility maintenance, renovation, construction projects, and internal furniture and equipment moves. Assists with monitoring and policing facility. Assist administration with submitting facility work orders. Assists administration with department telephone coverage. Supports administration, student organizations, and other engineering department functions and events to include delivery, set up and tear down of equipment.

Additional duties assigned.

Education: Associates Degree (Machine Tool Technology), or equivalent Machine Tool, Instrument Maker, Tool & Die making, or Mold Making Apprenticeship Certificate. Bachelor’s Degree (Mechanical engineering/Instrument making) Preferred.

Experience: 5 Years minimum

Prefer Bachelor's Degree and/or trade school or apprenticeships program graduate. Five years plus experience as a journeyman machinist or instrument maker with supervisory background. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have exceptional customer interaction skills.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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