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Instrument Maker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Facilities / Skilled Trades

Job Description

Instrument Maker provides instructional and research support for the manufacturing processes laboratory in Industrial and Systems Engineering. This position instructs students in proper procedures for operating various types of manufacturing equipment, stressing machine capabilities as well as safety regulations; prepares equipment, materials, tooling, and paperwork prior to start of student lab sessions; maintains laboratory instruments and equipment; and assists with research and development of new laboratory experiments.

Required Qualifications

Associate's degree in related field, or equivalent training and/or experience as a machinist or in manufacturing technology.| Demonstrated skills in machining procedures and manufacturing operations.| Excellent communications skills and the ability to instruct students from various backgrounds.| Must be able to safely move and handle items weighing up to 75 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Machine shop experience.| Knowledge of programming and the operation of coordinate measurement machines and computer controlled milling machines and/or lathes.| Experience training machine operators.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date

February 3, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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