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Technical/Research Designer (Machinist)

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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 or skills in programming and operation of CNC machines.
  • Experience working with different types of materials and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, and equipment.
  • Experience with solid modeling software.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot mechanical issues.
  • Ability to interpret technical and artistic designs and create a final product.
  • Ability to interact with laboratory scientists, researchers, and engineers with diverse backgrounds.

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at, job # 50096. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

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.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Applications to be reviewed by the hiring committee as received.

This position is partially funded on soft monies, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

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IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select "yes" to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. If you meet these criteria, you must be prepared to provide the following information to FSU upon request:

  • Every institution of higher education attended, whether or not listed on your CV or resume
  • All previous employment since your 18th birthday
  • A list of all published material
  • A list of all current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount
  • List and description of any non-university professional activities
  • Any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country
  • A complete copy of your passport
  • Your most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application)
Last modified on 14 October 2021