Under direct supervision, performs routine work which involves
building, modifying, and fabricating parts for working research
apparatus from detailed specifications. In consultation with shop
supervisor or higher level research machinist, constructs components
and devices used to detect, measure, record, or regulate physical
phenomena such as temperature, pressure, velocity, vibration,
illumination, and radiation.
1. Operates conventional machine shop equipment, including precision
tools, to produce apparatus parts to the required level of
2. Makes precise dimensional measurements of parts and their
relationships in an assembly.
3. Performs precision hand operations at the workbench to achieve
proper fit and finish of parts.
4. Assembles complete devices or sub-assemblies and inspects for
proper function of mechanisms per project requirements.
5. Specifies and requisitions commercial hardware required for
assembly of mechanisms, subject to supervisory approval.
6. Disassembles, cleans, lubricates, adjusts and re-assembles
7. Performs routine chemical finishing operations on parts.
8. Calculates basic clearances, positions, and fits on parts
9. Marks up drawings to reflect as built condition as changes are
made to jobs in progress.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited trade or technical school in
a related field.
EXPERIENCE: Four years machine shop experience.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in applying standard machine shop
practices including safe operation of required tools and equipment.
Thorough knowledge of the standard system of measurement employed in
area where assigned. General knowledge of applied arithmetic,
geometry, and trigonometry as it applies to machine shop practice.
Skill in working with common engineering materials to standard
tolerances. Ability to read and interpret standard format engineering
drawings and specifications; to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing; to maintain effective working relationships; to meet
priorities when working on multiple projects; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT