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The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere & Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington (UW)has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Instrument Maker working at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL) at Sand Point in Seattle. JISAO is a leader in the environmental sciences that fosters collaborative research between UW and NOAA. This position will work within the PMEL Engineering Development Division:
INSTRUMENT MAKER 3
Must be able to setup, edit and run all CNC & Manual type machines. Operate Mills, Lathes,
Drill press, Band Saws and Hand tools safely and efficiently.
Ability to produce quality and consistent machined components with regard to tolerances and finish in timely manner.
Experience with reading and working from blueprints and SolidWorks 3D models.
Able to properly selection cuttings tools, calculate speeds and feeds and operation sequence for each part machined.
Inspection and documentation of finished parts, both for your own parts and parts produced by other staff. Familiarity with inspection equipment and procedures. Familiarity with FARO inspection equipment and procedures a plus.
Ability to communicate and assist directly with Engineers and Technicians.
Assist in the management of the equipment preventive maintenance, shop supplies and overall workshop environment.
Work and material handling. Operate forklift, overhead crane and truck driving safely.
Welding and fabrication experience a plus.
Willingness to do sea duty. Participate in buoy and research equipment deployment and recovery aboard research vessels. Not a requirement.
Perform highly complex, high precision work by setting up and operating precision manual and/or computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools such as lathes, mills, jig borers, horizontal boring mill, grinders, and drill presses, to fabricate parts for research, academic and medical purposes. Resolve highly complex design and manufacturing problems such as performing design work from verbal or minimal written instructions to manufacture mechanical devices; determining tolerances and fits on mechanical designs; performing advanced jig and fixture design and construction; and diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding machine tools and/or mechanical devices.
Under general direction, independently perform highly complex design and project coordination duties in support of part fabrication such as designing complex, state-of-the-art mechanical devices or systems requiring a comprehensive knowledge of system integration involving features such as probes, sensors, gauges or other electromechanical devices. Use and apply comprehensive knowledge of specialized regulations in development of parts for medical purposes to ensure regulatory compliance.
Confer with professors, scientists, physicians, engineers and graduate students on design and development of instruments and specialized equipment for research and academic use; recommend design modifications;
Organize complex projects, including scheduling and task event flow;
Use three-dimensional modeling software and write computer numerical control (CNC) programs using conversational programming language at the machine control or off-line at a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system;
Determine and plan all inspection criteria required to prove the repeatable accuracy of high-tolerance components and devices; perform inspections with appropriate gauges and measuring machines;
Troubleshoot, repair, and rebuild machine tools and/or complex electro-mechanical devices;
Perform advanced expert sheet metal work and welding, including weld joint design, filler metal selection and general weld engineering;
Perform duties of Instrument Maker II;
Perform related duties as required.
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| This position is located at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab at Sand Point in Seattle and requires the successful candidate to undergo a federal background check. The incumbent may be required to participate in scientific cruises for extended periods of time in remote locations. |
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