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Laboratory Machinist III

Apply now Job no: 494852
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: College of Engineering, Drexel University

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine and other machining tools; maintaining quality and safety standards; instructing staff and students; maintaining equipment and a neat and clean working environment.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure that all faculty, staff and students comply with all laboratory rules and regulations, including health and safety policies guarantying the highest quality of results and providing training to ensure compliance.
  • Assist staff, students or others by providing lab instructions or procedural guidance. Must anticipate potential problems and help students resolve them as they occur to keep projects on schedule.
  • Design and build equipment or systems needed for undergraduate and research laboratories.
  • Ability to work from drawings with minimal instruction to close tolerances, make sketches, work independently also from Verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment, provide timely and prompt turn around for projects and tasks, use excellent judgment when problem solving and bring innovative solutions.
  • Plan machining by studying blueprints, engineering plans, verbal instructions, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Set-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Design or assist in the design of complex machine parts, fixtures, test, specimens and experimental apparatus.
  • Perform welding, brazing, and soldering tasks in conjunction with machine repairs or laboratory apparatus construction.
  • Interact with other laboratory personnel at the technical level required to correct, improve, or otherwise modify existing or new designs.
  • Supervise students working in the machine shop.
  • Set goals each year in compliance with the yearly performance evaluation process.
  • Assist and demonstrate use of equipment to students and others.
  • Perform daily and weekly maintenance.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Program CNC mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Provide care, maintenance and repairs on CNC systems
  • Have the ability to train others in the programming and use of the CNC machines
  • Design or assist in transferring the design coding of complex machine parts, fixtures, test, specimens and experimental apparatus into the CNC machine.

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of 5 years' relevant/transferable experience.
  • Have working knowledge of CA-CAM programs / BOB-CAD or PRO-E or AUTO-CAD a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have completed training at a technical or vocation school.
  • Be able to program and set-up Hass mill and lathe without guidance.
  • Have knowledge of all machining aspects Manual and C.N.C
  • Have working knowledge of insert tooling.
  • Have good communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to work from drawings with minimal instruction to close tolerances, make sketches, work independently also from verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment, provide timely and prompt turn around for projects and tasks, use excellent judgment when problem solving and bring innovative solutions.
  • Plan machining by studying blueprints, engineering plans, verbal instructions, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Set-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three-and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, came, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Interact with other laboratory personnel at the technical level required to correct, improve, or otherwise modify existing or new designs.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting demands > 50lbs
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping

Location

University City

Additional Information

This position is classified as non-exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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