Machine Shop Technician
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Machine Shop Technician
School of Engineering
Review of applications will begin 09/30/19 and continue until the
position has been filled
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
Working under the Machine Shop Manager s direction, the Technician
will provide machine shop training to faculty, Instructor for
Machine Shop Engineering instructional courses, graduate and
undergraduate students and specialized machine shop support for
multiple research groups in an academic environment. Incumbent must
be comfortable supporting scientific researchers in their machine
shop needs through face-to-face and e-mail conversations. The
Technician must demonstrate top level machinist knowledge and
skills and be able to supervise mechanical work that can be
potentially hazardous to end users. A portion of the role will be
to perform design and machining tasks, and to repair scientific
equipment as outlined by faculty and students through a formal job
request process. A large portion of the role will be overseeing an
evolving user community including faculty, staff and students as
they work in the machine shop making sure they are in compliance
with federal, state and university regulations concerning health,
safety and risk management. Also, will maintain safety documents
and records pertaining to shop activities.
The regular work schedule may include evenings and weekends in
order to increase shop availability times for users.
Required Education and Experience:
High school or a General Education Diploma and 6 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
Preferred: Bachelor s degree with a minimum of AA degree in machine
shop technology or mechanical engineering technology
Journeyman Level Machinist with a minimum of 6 year experience in
machining. Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such
as lathes, milling machines, or grinders and CNC. Certification of
level of Machining skills.
Ability to develop cooperative and effective working relationships
with students, Faculty and staff using excellent verbal, written
and electronic communications skills.
Requires effective written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated independent organizational and project management
skills including the ability to coordinate and prioritize a diverse
workload, set and meet competing deadlines and establish systems to
effectively manage projects and other information.
Ability to act independently and follow through on assignments.
Ability to independently resolve problems.
Skill to maintain courteous attitude while providing service in any
Experience working as part of a professional team and in
Positive work attitude, willing to work as a team member in support
of the goals and objectives of the School of Engineering.
Read Blue Prints (AAA Drawings)
Ability to demonstrate safe working practices in a Machine Shop
School Environment, as number one priority.
Ability to Draw (Solidworks or ProE)
Ability to read, understand, interpret and apply policies and
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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