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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 6/7/19
Departmental Overview Materials Science and Engineering encompasses all natural and man-made materials - their extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization, and development for technological applications. Advanced engineering activities that depend upon optimized materials include the medical device and healthcare industries, the energy industries, electronics and photonics, transportation, advanced batteries and fuel cells, and nanotechnology. Students in materials science and engineering develop a fundamental understanding of materials at the nano, micro and macro scales, leading to specialization in such topics as: biomaterials; chemical and electrochemical materials science and engineering; computational materials science and engineering; electronic, magnetic and optical materials; and structural materials. As in the past, today's materials advancements enables new technological breakthroughs across all engineering disciplines.
Responsibilities 55% Prepare, setup, and maintain the operation of the department instructional labs including cleanup and resetting 20 stations twice a day, resetting the shared lab equipment, mixing chemical etchants, troubleshooting and repair of lab stations and equipment. Equipment maintenance of belt grinders, Rockwell testers, hand grinders, furnaces, load frames, optical microscopes. Shop equipment to be maintained include vertical mills, band saws, lathes.
15% Manufacture instructional lab samples. Currently ~350 samples/year. This includes cutting, milling, drilling, casting, heat treating, and rolling operations.
15% Safety and administrative tasks.
10% Manufacture new instructional lab instruments in cooperation with the Research and Development engineer. This includes sheet metal work as well as machining of metals, plastics, and ceramics.
5% Provide support for departmental operations including shop and moving services.
Experience comparable to Journeyman level competency. Machine shop experience performing a high degree of manual dexterity to produce special shapes within close tolerances. High proficiency with using standard manual machine shop equipment such as lathes, mills, surface grinders, power and cutoff saws. High proficiency with using standard hand tools.
Knowledge of separate machining characteristics of a wide range of materials, a comprehensive knowledge of shop practices and machining principals with standard and special machine tools.
Experience with interpretation of component relationships, size, fits, shapes, and materials to develop a functional design of an apparatus.
A willingness to perform maintenance on a variety of equipment.
Ability to and work with professors, students, and staff with little or no background in machining in order to produce the desired results.
Ability to learn the wide variety of operations needed to manufacture samples, operate lab equipment, and operate shop equipment.
Ability to follow all UC campus EH&S shop safety regulations and policies.
Ability to work in an interactive and cooperative manner with professors, students, staff, and researchers.
Ability to lift items to 30 pounds unassisted and heavier items with assistance.
Ability to work on ladders.
Preferred Qualifications *Experience with the following skills: heat treating metals, working around lasers and X-ray equipment, working with laboratory chemicals, working with a mechanical testing frame (Instron), sheet metal work, TIG welding, implementation of safety programs.
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*The hourly salary range designated for this position: $32.55 - $44.97; however, starting salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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