Instrument Maker

Columbus, Ohio
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Scientific Instrument Maker to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The Scientific Instrument Maker provides machine shop support for approximately 100 faculty, 120 research staff, postdoctoral researchers, and several hundred graduate students primarily within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physics. Fabricates instruments and/or parts from metal, plastics or ceramics; works from rough sketches or verbal instruction from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on the design, construction, modification/repair of instruments or equipment for scientific research and instruction; sets up and operates precision computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools; lays out materials and integrates purchased parts into equipment; joins fabricated parts by welding, soldering and brazing. Repairs and/or modifies existing scientific lab and teaching equipment to meet original or improved performance specifications. Instructs faculty, staff and students in skills and proper procedures of tools and equipment specifications. Maintains machine shop equipment and tools in good working order; keeps work area in clean, orderly and safe condition; performs other duties as assigned.