Laboratory Mechanic - Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering (105778)

Job description

Laboratory Mechanic (50% time)
Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employees at this level perform work comparable to that of a journeyman level in the fabrication, operation, maintenance and repair of general laboratory equipment and machine tools. They work under direction of a designated supervisor.

A Laboratory Mechanic typically -

1. performs work with a journeyman degree of skill in making, fitting, and assembling components of laboratory equipment

2. tests and operates laboratory equipment in the area of employment

3. uses basic machine tools with a journeyman degree of skill, including set-ups for the basic machine operations

4. works from clear sketches or detailed drawings and completes necessary calculations involving mathematics

5. uses CAD/CAM software to create part files for CNC machine tools

6. performs work of loose-to-medium tolerances with commercial surface finishes

7. machines effectively common commercial alloys and plastics

8. performs work requiring the use of the usual precision measuring devices (such as vernier and micrometer calipers, micrometers, dial gauges, and gauge blocks)

9. employs welding, brazing, and hard and soft soldering techniques as necessary

10. performs work related to laboratory tests and laboratory equipment requiring knowledge of construction materials (such as concrete, lumber, and structural steel)

11. as required, assists in the training and supervision of employees of lower rank and instructs or assists students or staff in proper use of tools and machinery

12. assists in the selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of equipment

13. may perform duties of Assistant Laboratory Mechanic as necessary

14. performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Any combination totaling four (4) years (48 months)

A. Successful completion of a machinist apprentice (or in a closely related program) in an approved training program or in a training program established by an employer served by the State Universities Civil Service System.

B. Work experience comparable to that performed at the Assistant Laboratory Mechanic level of this series or in other positions of comparable responsibility.

C. College course work in welding, electrical/electronics, HVAC, industrial/technology machining or manufacturing area or a closely related field.

• 30 semester hours equals to one (1) year (12 months)
• 60 semester hours (or an Associate's degree) equals to two (2) years (24 months)

For more information about this classification:

This Laboratory Mechanic position is a 50%-time, benefits-eligible civil service position. The work schedule is Monday - Friday (18.75 hours per week, 12 months per year). The exact hours are flexible. The minimum salary is $32.47 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and an exam request form for Laboratory 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: Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Category: 4-Crafts and Trades
Title: Laboratory Mechanic - Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering (105778)
Open Date: 11/08/2018
Close Date: 11/13/2018
Organization Name: IndustrialandEnterprise Sys Eng





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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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