Technical/Research Designer

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The National high Magnetic Laboratory has a Machine Shop opening requiring a wide range of mechanical and computer graphics skills. This position requires the ability to interact with laboratory scientists, researchers, and engineers with diverse backgrounds. The daily duties will be fabricating prototype experimental instrumentation and components for the most powerful magnets in the world. We are looking for someone with the following abilities:

  • Operate machine shop equipment to produce parts both Manual and NC within precision tolerances following engineering drawings, sketches and verbal instruction. Machine and assemble instrumentation, tools, and other equipment. Program NC equipment with solid modeling software.
  • Assist with the design and fabrication of components and work with a wide range of mechanical components.
  • Assist users in the development and timely design of instrumentation, tools and other equipment. Communicate with various laboratory personnel with a wide range of technical experience.
  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment and machinery used in area of work. Some training will be available.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related area; or a high school diploma/equivalent and four years of mechanical experience. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)
  • Experience with manual machining and skills in programming and operation of CNC machines.
  • Experience working with different types of materials and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, and equipment.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot mechanical issues.
  • Ability to interpret technical and artistic designs and create a final product.
  • Experience with solid modeling software.

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) at and reference Job ID #49454. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740.

The National MagLab is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Last modified on 27 August 2021