University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 28, 2019
INSTRUMENT MAKER 2 Req #: 164099 Department: DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 01/25/2019 Closing Info: Closes On 02/24/2019 Salary: $4,929 - $5,574/month Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

Our Department of Physics has an outstanding opportunity for an Instrument Maker 2.

The Instrument Maker 2 works with clients (engineers, students, technicians, and faculty) in the design and manufacturing of equipment, apparatus and instruments, working from prints, sketches, diagrams, written and oral instructions. The Instrument Maker 2 will also suggest design changes when alternate configurations appear appropriate.

• Use Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing Software in design and manufacturing work.
• Programming, setting-up, and operating CNC Wire and Die Sinker EDM machines, CNC Vertical Machining Centers, and a CNC Hardinge lathe with live tooling.
• Materials selection, forming limitations, joining and sealing methods, finish, and planning timely completion of work.
• Making special jigs, fixtures, and devices for holding materials for machining.
• Precision machining to close tolerances typically within .0005 inch on conventional lathes, milling machines, grinders, hone, etc.
• Frequently working alone with only general supervision.
• Hand fitting and bench assembly of pieces machined to close tolerance including use of precision optical viewing and measuring equipment.
• Working with a variety of materials; several grades of aluminum, steel, brass, copper, heavy metals, (titanium, invar, inconel, tungsten, etc.), exotic materials, ceramics, plastics, honeycomb, and laminates. Perform heat treating, tempering and various curing methods.
• Welding, TIG/MIG, arc and gas welding, soldering, brazing, and other bonding techniques. Repairing, rebuilding and maintaining all shop equipment.

Two years of experience as an Instrument Maker 1 OR equivalent education/experience.

Must be able to work well in a team environment; interpersonal people skills are a must.

Journey standing as a toolmaker, model builder or Journeyman machinist; OR completion of apprenticeship training as a machinist and two years of related experience; OR four years of equivalent full-time experience. Precision manual machining to 0.0005in. Two years of related CNC machine experience (CNC machining centers, CNC lathe, CNC wire EDM) TIG, MIG, ARC Welding and silver brazing experience. Experience with Fanuc controls. CAD/CAM Solidworks experience.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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