Research Engineering Technician I (Machinist), 76697

UMKC Volker Campus
Mar 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Engineering Technician I (Machinist), 76697
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 33509
Hiring Department

Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy(KMIDE)

Job Description

The Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy (MIDE) at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking applicants for a Research Engineering Technician I to perform a variety of machine shop-based duties in support of research designated to MIDE as well as additional duties for affiliate faculty in the department of Physics & Astronomy as well as departments within the School of Computing and Engineering.

In this position the candidate can expect to fulfill work requests from students/faculty/staff as well as provide design changes based on equipment capability, professional experience/knowledge, or project deadlines.


  • Machine shop execution: lathe, mill, drill press, bandsaw, etc. for the completion of work orders requiring precision machining, assembly, mass production, or modification
  • Equipment repair and troubleshooting for the Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy to include machine repairs, component-level electronic repairs, plumbing, and other repairs
  • Review of work order designs to ensure they are within equipment capabilities. Submission of design changes will be sent to originator for approval based on design review
  • Programming of CNC systems for automated machining of parts/subcomponents
  • PCB layout with experience in HF/HV considerations, manufacturability, and assembly
  • 3D CAD drawing/design
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment and participate in all safety training required for position
  • Promotes a team atmosphere among all members of MIDE
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years in a machine shop operating both manual and CNC machines.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


Starting salary range is $16.92 - $23.80/Hour

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area and the only public research university in our community. We offer more than 125 academic areas serving more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states and 85+ countries. UMKC grads are everywhere! And they’ve gone on to find success throughout the Kansas City community and beyond.

UMKC has a strategic plan with five pillars: provide exceptional student learning, success and experience; become a thriving discovery enterprise; transform our community and region with impactful engagement; foster an environment of invigorating multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion; and develop a strong and resilient people, process and physical infrastructure.

We are building a community in which we support each other, learn from each other and grow together. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the university.

UMKC is proud to be one of this region’s premier institutions of higher education and our people are our most valuable asset. To deliver on our goals, we are committed to helping all UMKC Kangaroos become their best selves while striving for excellence in everything they do.

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For questions about your application or the status of the search, please contact Angie Cottrell at [email protected]

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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