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Job Title:   Temporary Machinist
Pay Grade:   c103
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   R100015606
Department / Hospital:   CoE - Facilities -TMP

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

This position is temporary and works approximately 20-40 hours per week. Essential Functions: Provide Machining and Fabrication Services, Instruction, Design Assistance, and project assembly in support of University of Miami faculty and student objectives. POSITION SUMMARY: The Machinist Technician serves as a junior member of the machine shop team in support of instruction and research for faculty, students, and team collaborators throughout the University. Team member works under the supervision and mentorship of the Director of Facilities and Senior Machinist. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Fabricate specialized and precision mechanical components, models and, prototype equipment for experimental research projects working from engineering drawings, sketches and verbal- instructions. Works with interdisciplinary engineering teams in support of fabrication of special close tolerance components and equipment Assist shop personnel with test validation and troubleshooting experimental prototype equipment construction. With minimal supervision, performs skilled work in set up and operation of standard and CNC metal fabrication equipment, precision measuring tools, machine tools, hand power tools, and other hand tools to manufacture and fit mechanical parts or assemblies Skillfully works with engineering materials, which include various metal alloys, refractory metals, composites, plastics, wood, and epoxy resins Finishes materials to micro-tolerances where required Makes skilled use of fastening, joining, and sealing techniques such as soft and hard soldering, brazing, welding, cementing and adhesive processes Generally organizes own work procedures and initiates stock orders Provide assistance as necessary to orientate and train faculty, students, and new shop personnel. Inspects work to assure functionality and high quality standard. Inspects work to assure product meets high safety standards. Performs tasks outside of job description in support of the Department and the School’s mission. Performs other duties as assigned Basic Qualifications: Must be able to work effectively and collaboratively with machine shop team members, faculty researchers, students and university collaborators. Must have exceptional people skills, be customer oriented and team player. Desire to significantly advance machining knowledge/skills and engage in extensive on-the-job training High school or equivalency required. Graduate of a technical trade school/apprenticeship program related to machine tool technology or a minimum of two years’ experience working in a machine shop environment. Valid State of Florida Class E driver’s license. Ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 50 pounds Ability to work in an environment where the noise level may be moderate to high at times Ability to work independently on assigned tasks Work overtime as needed to meet workload demands and project deadlines


Additional Qualifications: Knowledge with MasterCam and Sold Works software strongly preferred Knowledge with Haas CNC Equipment is desirable.

Apply online. Position # R100015606.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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