Machine and Electronic Design Shop Manager

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Machine and Electronic Design Shop Manager-1701262

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Master's Degree. In lieu of the Master's Degree, a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or closely related discipline and two [2] years of full-time experience working in a professional manufacturing, machine or electronic shop. Five [5] years of full-time experience working in a professional manufacturing, machine or electronic shop with increasing managerial/supervisory responsibilities. Highly proficient, professional experience in word processing, spreadsheet management, electronic messaging and internet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, etc...). Advanced experience using MasterCam, AutoCad, Solidworks, Inventor, and/or CAD/CAM software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Engineering or closely related discipline. Additional years of experience in operations management, advanced design skills of mechanical or electronic components and fabrication of highly complex laboratory equipment and high level of technical software proficiency. Budget management experience. Organizational skills sufficient to run a shop with a broad range of customers and users.

Brief Description of Duties: The position manages the daily operations of the departmental machine and electronic shops and reports directly to the Director of Physical Laboratories. This includes responsibility for coordinating all activities of the shop staff, project scheduling, maintaining shop cost budgets, purchasing, maintaining of consumable and raw materials inventory for shop fabrication projects, and responsibility for shop machine tool maintenance and repair. The manager is responsible for the design or design consultation and coordination of the construction of specialized instructional or research equipment and the training of staff and students in the use of software, machinery and complex equipment prototypes. The manager will serve as the interface between resource equipment technology and its application to the instructional, research and public service mission areas of a campus. Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Budget and Financial Management: Generate and maintain cost budgets for electronics and machine shop and try to increase client base from other campus departments and "off campus" research laboratories. Maintain accurate cost budget records and remain within cost budget allocations. Generate work orders. Maintain an organized system of work orders, log book of jobs, and filing for future reference. Order shop supplies, materials and maintain shop inventory.
  • Coordination of production efforts: Coordinate overall electronics engineering, design, software, and fabrication efforts for large scale international research collaborations in conjunction with off-campus research laboratories such as Fermi Labs, Brookhaven Labs, etc.
  • Supervise the work of Laboratory Equipment Designers, Engineering Staff and part time “Student employees”: Supervise activities of professional engineering staff, Laboratory Equipment Designers and part time “student employee staff” for maximum efficiency and productivity. Delegate project work tasks and responsibilities to the shop staff. Produce clear and concise shop drawings for submission to the shop staff. Assist laboratory equipment designers in the shop with effective machine tool practices and techniques when those needs arise, for example, intricate fixturing/machining, heat treatment of metals, shop math, proper sharpening of tooling, etc. Teach fellow staff computer software skills associated with cad/cam programs, EZ-mill, MasterCam, Solidworks and AutoCad.
  • Design and/or analyze the designs of mechanical and electronic components: Discuss projects with researchers for mechanical design vs. function prior to fabrication. Review blueprints, drawings, sketches, and concepts per verbal consultations and redesign where applicable in order to fabricate a component and/or assembly that is feasible in design, cost effective and will result in a fully functioning component or assembly. Provide aid to research groups for the selection of proper materials and part configuration for their projects. Suggest standard commercially available components when possible.
  • Student Design Projects: Help those students who wish to manufacture their own apparatus by giving advice on the proper construction of those components, which may pertain to weld joints, part geometry, selection of materials, proper fits, etc. Assist students in the use of machine tools, machining techniques, and safety issues.
  • Software: Utilizing CAD/CAM software, generate the toolpaths needed to import design drawings from Autocad, SolidWorks, and fabricate complicated geometric designs with Internet to MasterCam and AutoCad software to generate tool paths and export components.
  • General duties: Coordinate weekly shop clean-up. Generate PM schedules for maintenance and repair of all shop equipment. Manage waste disposal as per EPA regulations. Initiate yearly tool inventory count. Maintain an efficient and safe work environment in all shops.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Official Job Title: University Instructional Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physics and Astronomy-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pmPhysics and Astronomy-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: May 15, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 7, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $68,000-$88,000- commensurate with experience within the range
Salary Grade: SL5


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