Research Engineer


Coordinate and review designs for completeness, machinability and material performance. Develop specialized instrumentation components and research equipment for scientists and research engineers. Assist Head of Machine Shop with work flow and long/short term planning of machine shop facilities.

Works with project directors to ensure timely completion of tasks. Communicate with researchers and machinists to correct designs and make improvements. Provide training and instruction to machinists in basic CAD principles and practices. Fabricate critical or complex items, oversee contracted work, and handles scheduling and material purchases. Locate and evaluate outside shops for special work and maintain a library of designs for archival and reuse purposes. Establishes and enforces policies and procedures regarding proper use of equipment and safe practices.


Bachelor's degree and two years of experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years. Experience with complex part design and manufacturing. Experience working with 3-D design (Inventor, solid works etc.), modern CAM processes, 5-axis machining and state of the art CNC systems. Experience teaching modern design and manufacturing techniques. Must be willing and able to work in a culturally diverse atmosphere. Experience supervising employees. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to interpret and ensure compliance with federal and state laws concerning occupational health and safety.


For additional information, contact:

Bettina Roberson:
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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University,
1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740

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Last modified on 2 February 2022