Instrument Maker / Machinist - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID 598

Support users of mechanical laboratory apparatus and equipment through maintenance and repair. Design and construct specialized and custom instruments and apparatus in collaboration with Instrumentation Engineer and client. Utilize Instrumentation Laboratory machine shop to provide effective support to our clientele through safe and proper operation of tools and equipment. Coordinate instrumentation repair activities with clientele as assigned by Director.


1. Instrument repair and preventative maintenance

  • Routine (locate defective part and replace with new)
  • W/o documents (determine defect without service manual or drawings)
  • Complex mechanical equipment (mechanical balances, cage washer, well drilling rig)
  • By redesign/upgrade (original part worn or damaged and not available from suppliers; design and construct equivalent new part to repair apparatus)
  • Preventative maintenance (autoclaves, bottle washers)

2. Custom apparatus fabrication: w/o documents (mechanical designer)

  • Design apparatus, often from note pad sketches or verbal instructions.
  • Use and programming of CNC machine tools.
  • Welding, plumbing, and other mechanical skills.

3. Instrumentation/ experimental design: Consultation with faculty and students on repairs and custom apparatus.
4. Maintains supplies inventory, machine tools, and shop equipment.
5. Perform other duties relevant to the Instrumentation Laboratory mission as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated skill at mechanical repair, mechanical design, and machine shop operations. Ability to use Autodesk/Inventor, or some comparable CAD system for CAD work. High School diploma or GED. Ability to work well with diverse group of people.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific experience with vacuum pumps and other laboratory apparatus. Plumbing, welding, and minor electrical repair experience desirable. Technical education in relevant field desirable.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Instrument Maker / Machinist
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Autodesk/Inventor
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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