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Research Specialist 1 or 2 (Machinist)

  2022-04-27     Louisiana State University     110 Thomas Boyd Dr  
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy machine shop has an opening for a research specialists 1 or 2 (Machinist) to assist with the design and fabrication of instrumentation for experimental research. 

  • Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. Please provide letter of application, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
  • A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Responsibilities for Research Specialist 1: Set up machines and/or create fixtures for holding and clamping work pieces using appropriate tooling, tool holders, and cutting tool sharpening. Utilize welding, threading, turning operations, boring, and shaping of exotic parts on various machines. Calculate dimensional aspects of Sharp-V, American Standard, Unified, Acme and Square threads. Compute and perform close tolerance fits and machine exotic metals including ferrous, non-ferrous metals, elemental metals and plastics (e.g. Teflon, pvc. pmma, delrin). Programming of CNC machines using Virtual Gibbs, HAAS milling machine setup and operation. Utilize computer skills including desktop PC operation (e.g., e-mail, downloading files, etc.). Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

Responsibilities for Research Specialist 2: Manages setting up machines and/or create fixtures for holding and clamping work pieces using appropriate tooling, tool holders, and cutting tool sharpening. Utilize welding, threading, turning operations, boring, and shaping of exotic parts on various machines. Calculate dimensional aspects of Sharp-V, American Standard, Unified, Acme and Square threads. Compute and perform close tolerance fits and machine exotic metals including ferrous, non-ferrous metals, elemental metals and plastics (e.g. Teflon, pvc. pmma, delrin). Responsible for producing complex prototype parts to high tolerance design specifications. Will be assigned to manage individual faculty projects. Programming of CNC machines using Virtual Gibbs, HAAS milling machine setup and operation. Utilize computer skills including desktop PC operation (e.g., e-mail, downloading files, etc.). Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

Minimum Qualifications: (Both) Bachelor's degree in related field. Degree substitute - 4 years teaching/research/professional/administrative officer level experience. (Research Specialist 1) 1 year related experience; (Research Specialist 2) 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong manual experience on Lathes and Mills, CNC experience (HAAS Mill); Familiar with GibbsCam programming software Tungsten Inert Gas welding skills with stainless and aluminum.

Other Requirement: Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.


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