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VPR-Instrument Shop

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Advertised Salary:

$35,000 - $40,000

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Skilled Craftsperson



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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Welding and sheet metal fabrication

Position Summary:

This position will construct and repair instrumentation working from blueprints, verbal instruction, and shop sketches. All aspects of instrument construction will be utilized, including but not limited to, electrical interface, plumbing, data acquisition, and material finishing. The primary focus of this position will be on machining. Welding and sheet metal fabrication experience a plus.
This position will travel to different campus buildings to repair equipment and pick up materials as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Basic computer operation
- Machine tool setup and operation
- CAD/CAM knowledge
- Verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with very little supervision
- Knowledge of materials properties

Physical Demands:

Lifting over 50 lbs., walking, standing, squatting, bending, carrying, lifting, stooping, pushing, pulling, working in tight places and repetitive motions are common practices.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


•Setup and operation of machine tools, both manual and CNC.
•Maintain and record material list for each work order.
•Repair or modification of existing instrumentation.
•Communicate with the researchers and advise as needed regarding construction or modification of instrumentation upon intake of work orders.
•Responsible for maintaining organization and storage of all machine programs and part models.
•Use of CAD/CAM programs.

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•Provides technical assistance as needed for research equipment repair.
•Evaluate and repair of electronic scientific devices.

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•Help existing instrument makers, welders and fabricators.

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•Maintaining and performing visual surveys to insure proper quantities of material on hand for use in completing work orders.
•Physical inventory count.

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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
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