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Research Support (Sci Instrument Tech)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Natural Sciences, Physics & Astronomy Department
Date Posted:
February 24, 2017
Closing Date:
April 28, 2017
Additional Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Collaborates in the development and fabrication of instruments needed by the Physics research groups and in the construction of laboratory and related equipment.
  2. Maintains, operates, and develops programs for the Physics Dept. computer-numerically controlled (CNC) vertical machining center.
  3. Designs, develops, fabricates, modifies, rebuilds, calibrates, overhauls and/or repairs a variety of laboratory and research devices.
  4. Fabricates and repairs equipment used in the undergraduate and graduate level physics teaching laboratories.
  5. Diagnoses causes of mechanical or electrical malfunctions or failures of machine shop and research laboratory equipment.
  6. Uses schematics and maintenace manuals to locate and replace defective parts in testing equipment and machinery.
  7. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a vocational degree in machine shop technology and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for completing necessary tasks for the fabrication & repair of laboratory equipment; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the fabrication of research & instructional laboratory equipment as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with general machine shop safety & the safe handling of materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  10. Experience and familiarity with CNC machining and programming.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience with G-code CNC programming.
  2. Experience with MasterCAM computer aided manufacturing or equivalent.

To Apply:
Submit UH Form 64A (attach resume) or UH Form 64B (enter credentials including education, experience, etc.), names of 3 professional references and official transcripts to the address below.
  1. Department of Physics & Astronomy
  2. Watanabe Hall Rm 416
  3. 2505 Correa Rd.
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Kevin Kuroda; 808-956-2968;

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