Instrument Maker/Machinist OR Instrumentation Technologist – Electronic at Miami University

Instrument Maker/Machinist OR Instrumentation Technologist – Electronic at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
July 27, 2016
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

Welcoming Workplace

Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Miami offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. We invite you to experience Miami and see how you can support the University’s academic mission.

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities at Miami.

Duties and Responsibilities

Instrument Maker/Machinist or Instrumentation Technologist – Electronic (part-time) to maintain and repair laboratory equipment and apparatus through maintenance and repair. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs as necessary on such laboratory equipment as sterilizers, autoclaves, bottle washers, and other laboratory instrumentation. Instrumentation Technologist – Electronic will also construct, test, and calibrate specialized custom electronic instruments and apparatus designed by the instrumentation engineer. Coordinate electronic instrumentation repair activities with clientele. Instrument Maker / Machinist will also design and construct specialized custom mechanical instruments and apparatus utilizing Instrumentation Laboratory machine shop. Duties: Service and repair analytic instruments and apparatus utilized in scientific laboratories, including vacuum pumps, compressors, and stirring devices; construct, test, and calibrate custom mechanical or electrical apparatus; perform preventative maintenance and repairs as necessary on such devices as sterilizers, autoclaves, and bottle washers; assist Instrumentation Engineer on consultations with faculty and students regarding custom apparatus modification, design, or construction; coordinate repair activities with Instrumentation Laboratory clientele; coordinate with Instrument Repair Technician to maintain shop inventories of materials and replacement parts; perform related duties as assigned by the Director.


Position Requirements


For appointment as Instrumentation Technologist – Electronic:

Associate degree in engineering technology, equivalent military experience, or relevant professional experience with troubleshooting and repair in electronics. Ability to understand operating and principles of analytic instruments. Experience in constructing, testing, and maintaining laboratory equipment. Ability to work well with diverse group of people.

For appointment as Instrument Maker / Machinist:

Certified training in machine trades or comparable proven experience. Demonstrated skill at mechanical repair, mechanical design, and machine shop operations. Ability to use Autodesk/Inventor or some compatible CAD system for CAD work. Ability to work well with diverse group of people. Desire: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, physics, or related field. Experience with troubleshooting, testing, maintaining laboratory equipment.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references via the “Apply Here!” button.
Inquiries only to Bill Lack at

Screening of applications will begin August 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Experience

(see above)

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