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Shop Technician

Apply now Job no: 523135
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: College of Design Facilities Support Services
Classification: Instrument Technician 1-Mech
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.04 - $22.34 per hour
FTE: .7

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes November 21, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include the following:

• A letter of interest clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications of the position
• A current résumé
• Three professional references

Additionally, please provide a complete response to the following supplemental questions:

1. Describe the professional experience and training you have that demonstrates your ability to provide guidance for woodshop, metal shop, or other fabrication tools and equipment. Please be specific about the types of tools you have used and your proficiency with them.
2. Describe your experience with Laser Engraving systems and/or CNC milling machines. Include types of, and level of proficiency with related graphics software.
3. Describe your experience providing student and/or employee support in a shop/fabrication environment.
4. Describe your experience and knowledge of shop/fabrication safety and first aid training.

Department Summary
The College of Design (DSGN) is a multidisciplinary academic unit at the University of Oregon with approximately 100 tenure-related faculty members, 150 non-tenure related faculty members, 50 staff, and 1,700 student majors in 23 degree programs. The DSGN Studio Shops are outfitted with a variety of equipment to support users in creating high-quality projects. Studio Shop personnel routinely assist users with operating equipment and fabrication techniques. The shops are designed with an open environment to provide a safe working area, while individuals learn skills that further prepare them to excel in their chosen careers.

Position Summary
The Shop Technician fabricates components; and assembles, repairs, installs, and maintains instruments and equipment used in teaching and academic research. This position conducts maintenance and repairs of equipment and fabrication of components under direct guidance and supervision.

The Shop Technician has regular contact in person and by telephone with other employees including faculty, researchers, staff, and students, and occasional contact by telephone or in person with vendors or manufacturers service representatives to purchase parts and receive information and assistance on the assembly and/or repair of equipment and instruments.

Additional expectations of the position:

• This is a part-time, 9 month, academic year position.

• The normal shift for this position is Monday through Thursday from 4:00PM to 9:00PM, and Sunday from 12:00PM to 9:00PM.  However, at times this position will require a flexible schedule with varying hours.


Minimum Requirements
• One year of instrument shop experience maintaining and repairing mechanical scientific instruments and equipment; and one of the following: completion of a Machinist Apprenticeship program; or an Associate's degree in either Mechanical Engineering Technology or Machine (Manufacturing) Technology.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to perform work within the specified working conditions/environment of the position.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions in a timely manner in order to complete assigned tasks.
• Knowledge of safe equipment handling and lifting practices.
• Ability to communicate in a clear, professional, and courteous manner with university employees, students, contractors, and the public.
• Excellent customer service and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Computer skills; working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, RhinoCAD, AutoCAD, and/ or other graphics software experience.
• Knowledge of shop safety, and first aid training.

Preferred Qualifications
• One year of experience working at a higher education facility.
• Three or more years of experience in educational wood shop or other woods fabrication environments.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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