Machinist - 17888-1A
Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Department: Phys Sci Deans Office
Job Opening ID: 17888Reports To: Machine Shop ManagerWorking Title: MachinistDepartment: Physical Science Deans OfficeBargaining Unit: TXFLSA: Non-ExemptPayroll Job Code: 008652Job Location: UCI Campus- IrvinePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule:Employee Class: Career Position Summary: The UCI School of Physical Sciences delivers scientific breakthroughs that reshape our understanding of the physical world and provide solutions to the most profound problems of our age. The School does this by asking hard questions, by setting visionary goals, and by fostering research in an inclusive, interdisciplinary culture that is open to broad ideas. Our students thrive in a diverse environment of inclusive excellence and emerge from our programs ready to transform the world. Equipped with a premier education, technical acumen, and an ethos of creative thinking, our graduates go on to unearth new knowledge and help build a future for the broader good. Our alumni are heading top companies around the world, developing new drugs and therapies, and finding solutions for a clean-energy economy. They work in national and global agencies to influence policy and you’ll find them in classrooms around the globe teaching the next generation of leaders. The Research Machine Shop, managed by the School of Physical Sciences, is located in a newly renovated 5,000 sq. ft. high bay space and provides quality machined parts and welding services to faculty, students, and staff. Staff in the shop regularly assist researchers to design research instrumentation. The FeatureCam/Gibbs technology enables shop staff to use CAD programs to run machines for fabricating parts. The shop also operates a fully stocked tool crib that sells materials and hardware. Under the direction of the Machine Shop Manager, the Sr. Lab Mechanician performs mechanical and/or welding work in the design, fabrication, assembly, modification, maintenance, and repair of specialized equipment and research prototypes from rough ideas or oral information in support of the School of Physical Sciences Machine Shop at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The Machine Shop supports faculty and researchers at UCI and for all University of California campuses as a recharge facility. General capabilities include complete the fabrication and construction of complicated pieces of apparatus; operate lathes, milling machines, grinders, and drill presses; fabricate jigs and fixtures and use the latest Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining technology. Also, fit and assemble various components of projects using a wide variety of materials, both standard and exotic.; utilize blueprints, graphs, drawings, and sketches; operate specialized and standard machine shop equipment, and interact with principal investigators, researchers, students, and university personnel. Compensation Range: Hourly: $30.64 - $32.09 Department Website: http://www.physsci.uci.edu Required: High School Diploma or GED and six years of metal shop experience and journeyman skill in the operation of all standard machine shop equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Demonstrated skill in the operation of all standard machine shop equipment. Experience in a metal shop. Experience in operating lathes, milling machines, grinders, and drill presses. Experience in fabricating jigs and fixtures and using the latest Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining technology. Demonstrated experience modifying and assembling specialized equipment and research prototypes. Experience in Tig welding on stainless steel. Proficient on operating Trak milling machines. Ability to use the following tools: lathes, grinders, drill presses, hand power equipment (drills, sanders, handgrinders), bandsaw (vertical and horizontal), soldering and brazing equipment and hand tools (handsaw, files, hammers, chisels, etc.). Ability to lift and move heavy vises, lathe chucks and materials weighing more than 50 lbs. Knowledge of separate machining characteristics of a wide variety of materials. Knowledge of shop practices and machining principles with standard and special tools. Demonstrates a high degree of craftsmanship to work within close tolerances on special shapes (i.e., intricate part for high vacuum and vessels, various laboratory apparatus and medical instruments. Knowledge of basic trigonometry and math to calculate angles, machining speeds and feeds and various layouts. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with principal investigators, students, researchers, and university personnel. Preferred: Experience working in a university research setting. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.