The Robotics Institute is seeking a Machine Shop Manager. In this position, you will manage the daily operations of the Robotics Institute metal working and woodworking machine shops. This includes responsibility for coordinating all activities of the shop staff including supervision and training of student and staff shop users, project scheduling, maintaining shop cost budgets, purchasing, maintaining of consumable and raw materials inventory for shop fabrication projects, and responsibility for shop machine tool maintenance and repair. You are responsible for the design or design consultation and coordination of the construction of specialized instructional or research equipment and the training of staff and students in the use of software, machinery and complex equipment prototypes. You will serve as the interface between resource equipment technology and its application to the instructional, research and public service mission areas of a campus. We are looking for someone with outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. We are also looking for someone with who can successfully work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Your responsibilities will include:
Budget and Financial Management: Generate and maintain cost budgets for machine shops and try to increase client base from other campus departments and off-campus research laboratories. Maintain accurate cost budget records and remain within cost budget allocations. Generate work orders. Maintain an organized system of work orders, log book of jobs, and filing for future reference. Order shop supplies, materials and maintain shop inventory.
Supervise the work of Laboratory Equipment Designers, Engineering Staff and part time student employees. Supervise activities of professional engineering staff, Laboratory Equipment Designers and part time
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