Madison, WI
Jul 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91222-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91222-AS



Hiring Department: A348900-VCRGE/PHYS SCI LAB/PSL

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Associate's degree in Machine Tool Technology, Industrial Arts, Industrial Technology, or similar field required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-Three or more years of supervisory experience in a machine shop or similar experience required
-Three or more years of experience working with all standard machining operations required
-Familiarity with fabricated parts costs estimation
-Solidworks experience
-Ability to schedule instrument shop work and track project progress
-Experience estimating costs of time, labor and consumables
-Ability to communicate collaboratively with engineers and CAD designers
-Ability to use and train employees on a large variety of shop machines in an expert manner
-Experience purchasing materials for shop projects and the instrument shop

Position Summary:

This position works closely with researchers, engineers and other principal investigators to provide expert technical advice on experimental design, methodology and appropriate technology. Working with the PSL Shop Committee, this position plays a key role in estimating costs of projects contracted by the Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) Mechanical Shop. This position also coordinates all aspects of the day-to-day and long term management of the PSL Instrument Shop.

Additional Information:

The Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) supports the research initiatives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and outside international and domestic research institutions by providing technical consultation, engineering design and construction services to researchers in need of specialized instrumentation to conduct their research.


Anita Herrick
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Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online at

Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and resume outlining relevant work experience and knowledge as related to the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 13 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 27 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time