Madison, WI
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92169-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Engineering

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92169-AS

Working Title: Mechanical Engineer


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

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 31, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

0-3 years experience working as a Mechanical Engineer.

Required Knowledge: Strong engineering fundamentals and knowledge of CAD (especially the Solidworks drawing environment). Knowledge and experience of FEA and stress analysis is a plus.

Position Summary:

The Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) is a research and development laboratory that provides a range of services including consulting, design, fabrication, and calibration services in scientific instrumentation. At our facility south of Madison, which includes a 25,000 square foot machine and electronics shop, PSL offers a highly trained staff in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and physics to address the unique needs of projects of every scale and complexity.

The Mechanical Engineering group at PSL designs and manufactures tools and equipment for complex multi-function scientific instruments with precise mechanism and design requirements. This includes working with ultra-high vacuum, cryogenics, high temperature operation, extreme magnetic properties, high speed, high strength, extreme dimensional stability, non-lubricated moving parts, or other demanding features.

This position carries a range of responsibilities in the design of unique one-of-a-kind scientific apparatus ranging from small delicate components and mechanisms to large-scale multi-ton components, and will encompass a broad range of physical sciences disciplines.

Additional Information:

The minimum $50,000 is the starting point of the salary range. Actual salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.


Elizabeth Danielak
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button below to start the application process.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume.

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: Oct 12 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 26 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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