Tool & Instrument Mechanic (99433)

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Tool and Instrument Mechanic

Department - To Be Determined

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employees at this level perform highly skilled work in the trade of machinist. They work under direct supervision from a designated supervisor.

A Tool and Instrument Mechanic typically:

  • installs, repairs, constructs, develops, and calibrates a variety of machine tools, dies, jigs, gauges, instruments, gears, and fixtures
  • performs difficult machine operations on replacement parts
  • makes parts and assembles new equipment as sketched by others
  • operates precision instruments
  • exercises judgment to diagnose trouble, tear down, determine necessary repair, and reassemble machines
  • performs fine instrument work (such as required for microscopes, telescopes, and other precision instruments)
  • supervises subordinates and other assistants as assigned
  • performs other related duties as assigned

This position is for current permanent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees who are working in the Machinist promotional line.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience sufficient to qualify as a journeyman machinist, with a minimum of nine years of actual work at the trade, including apprentice or vocational training

For more information about this classification:

Tool and Instrument Mechanic positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (40 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $33.61 per hour.

There may not be current vacancies in this classification.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and an exam request form for Tool and Instrument Mechanic. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Staff Human Resources
Category: 4-Crafts and Trades
Title: Tool & Instrument Mechanic (99433)
Open Date: 07/09/2018
Close Date: 07/16/2018
Organization Name: Staff Human Resources Operations





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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 10/16/2018
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