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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 7/1/2019
Departmental Overview The Principal Lab Mechanician position is to provide professional technical, mechanical, and engineering development and maintenance support of the facilities, equipment, and processes of the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory (NanoLab) and for faculty research laboratories and support spaces within College of Engineering and for other campus and inter-campus departments.
Under the general supervision of the Cory Hall Machine Shop Engineering Technical Supervisor, the Principal Mechanician is responsible for translating non-specific specialized fabrication requests into custom designs and then into functional parts for a wide range of semiconductor processing and nanotechnology equipment for the Nanofabrication Laboratory and for faculty research laboratories and support spaces especially in the EECS Department but often in other departments throughout the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Sciences.
In addition, the Principal Mechanician provides functional design support for components of various specialized laboratory utilities, such as air, compressed gases, nitrogen, oxygen, heating ventilating and air conditioning, cooling water and process waste streams. Semiconductor research facilities are among the most complex, costly, and technically demanding research facilities. Included in the mission of the Cory Hall Machine Shop is supporting such an operation.
Responsibilities 50% Design and Fabrication: Utilizing functional design as defined by UC series concepts develop solutions to researchers' project challenges. Apply a high degree of comprehension of the researchers needs and understand the restrictions of the test environment. Utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design intricate, complicated and specialized prototype devises used in semi-conductor research/development (R&D) projects. Fabricate intricate devices by programing, set-up and verifying, computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Utilize manually operated milling machines, lathes, saws, grinders, drill presses, and all other tools/tooling found in machine shop environments including hand tools. Selecting from a broad range of materials both ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as stainless steel, carbon steel, HSS, aluminum, brass, copper, OFHC copper, and a wide range of plastics and ceramics, etc. Determine and communicate which materials are the best choice for application. Ability to communicate and defend your decisions to a very diverse set of clients to ensure best solutions for their research environment.
30% Equipment and Facilities Support: Supervise mechanical work, project manage various semiconductor equipment installations. Functions include: receive, install, develop, facilitate, modify and repair of the following types of nanotechnology equipment:
Chemical waste remediation station
Equipment delivery, site preparation, and installation
Toxic/Corrosive gas line installation using orbital welding process
Fabrication/repair of chemical resistant tanks/vessels using plastic welding process
Class-100 cleanroom environments
Safety, inventory, plumbing
Vacuum system support and vacuum pumps
Custom work holders for specialized scientific equipment
Incumbent must respond quickly to equipment problem reports. Update status, repair and document systems using the NanoLab computer and software programs.
Understand and use the Mercury database to mark equipment status, enable tools, enter comments and problem reports and add needed support documents.
Write, edit and revise equipment manuals, support documents, startup and shutdown procedures; writes annual report and additional reports as needed.
Utilizing the Machine Shop Jobs Management System maintain up-to-date records of assignments.
Track and document job status.
Maintain spare parts and a database of parts sources for assigned equipment.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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