Instrumentation Specialist (Equipment Specialist I)

Employer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
March 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Instrumentation Specialist (Equipment Specialist I)
Materials Research Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Primary Function
Serve as a member of the MRL Central Research Facilities staff with a focus on providing engineering support to maintenance and repair for the various core of instrumentation in the MRL: electron microscopy, surface analysis, soft materials analysis, micro/nanofabrication, scanning probe microscopy, laser and optical spectroscopy and x-ray analysis.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and repair instrumentation in coordination with Research Scientists who are primary contact for each of the tools. This will also be done in coordination with the equipment manufacturers. Instruments include scientific tools involving high-voltage electrical supplies, advanced electronics for data acquisition and control, high- and ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic systems. Some examples are: advanced microscopes using electron, optical and laser spectroscopy, x-rays diffractometers, cleanroom mask aligners, thin film deposition and device processing tools, etc.
  • Develop expertise in the electronics and mechanical troubleshooting and repair for the various instruments across the facilities, in addition to following lab safety practices.
  • Provide general engineering support for the instrumentation in the MRL user facilities.
  • Perform instrumentation modifications and/or developments as needed.
  • Perform additional instrumentation specialist duties to promote the unit's mission as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Three years of technical, trade, or craft experience, education, and/or training related to: repair and maintenance of optical, mechanical, and electronic instrument components used in laboratory research and instruction

Preferred:
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or field related to the position.

Demonstrated experience:

  • interpreting electrical and mechanical schematics
  • diagnosing and repairing electronic instrumentation and electromechanical systems
  • handling, troubleshooting and repairing circuit boards present in laboratory scientific instruments
  • maintaining and repairing advanced scientific instruments including high-voltage electrical supplies (in some cases, involving several kV), advanced electronics for data acquisition and control, high- and ultra-high vacuum (e.g., advanced microscopes using electron, optical and laser spectroscopy, x-rays diffractometers, cleanroom mask aligners, thin film deposition and device processing tools)
  • observing laboratory safety practices
  • working with delicate hardware

For more information about this classification:
http://sucss.illinois.gov/documents/ClassSpecs/spec4511_3288.pdf

This Instrumentation Specialist (Equipment Specialist I) position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible civil service position. The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an exam request form for Instrumentation Specialist (Equipment Specialist I). Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam. To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be submitted by April 1, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and shr@uillinois.edu.

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobs@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.