The Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy (MIDE) at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking applicants for a Research Engineering Technician I to perform a variety of machine shop-based duties in support of research designated to MIDE as well as additional duties for affiliate faculty in the department of Physics & Astronomy as well as departments within the School of Computing and Engineering.
In this position the candidate can expect to fulfill work requests from students/faculty/staff as well as provide design changes based on equipment capability, professional experience/knowledge, or project deadlines.
Machine shop execution: lathe, mill, drill press, bandsaw, etc. for the completion of work orders requiring precision machining, assembly, mass production, or modification
Equipment repair and troubleshooting for the Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy to include machine repairs, component-level electronic repairs, plumbing, and other repairs
Review of work order designs to ensure they are within equipment capabilities. Submission of design changes will be sent to originator for approval based on design review
Programming of CNC systems for automated machining of parts/subcomponents
PCB layout with experience in HF/HV considerations, manufacturability, and assembly
3D CAD drawing/design
Maintain a safe and secure working environment and participate in all safety training required for position
Promotes a team atmosphere among all members of MIDE
Minimum high school diploma or GED.
At least two years in a machine shop operating both manual and CNC machines.
Full Time/Part Time
Starting salary range is $16.92 - $23.80/Hour
Open Until Filled
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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