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Research Machinist Duties

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This is machine shop work at the journeyman level in the fabrication of research equipment.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the construction, assembly, and installation of a wide variety of research tools and equipment requiring a high degree of precision tolerances. Work is subject to close inspection for quality and conformance with user requirements. Assignments are received both orally and in the form of rough sketches and drawings. Work methods and procedures are usually determined by the employee and is subject to review upon completion.


Installs, repairs, and fabricates a wide variety of complex research tools, equipment, parts, and fixtures.

Performs difficult and precise machine operations.

Constructs parts and assembles new equipment as sketched by others.

Performs fine instrument work utilizing a wide variety of metals and plastics.

Interprets sketches and designs.

Makes mathematical calculations.

Sets up and operates lathes, milling machines, grinders, shapers, and other related machinery and equipment.

Tests installations and performs general maintenance duties on machines, equipment, instruments, and tools.

Works closely with research personnel in solving design and fabrication problems.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and considerable experience at the journeyman machinist level in the fabrication and repair of research equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the machinist trade.

Considerable knowledge of the working properties and heat treatment of a wide variety of metals and plastics.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Some knowledge of the welding trade.

Ability to do high precision work with hand or machine tools.

Ability to read and interpret highly specialized drawings, sketches, and diagrams.

Ability to exercise judgment in determining work methods.

Ability to use shop mathematic, charts, tables, and handbook formulae.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with research staff and other clients.

Skill in the use and care of machinery and tools utilized in the machinist trade.



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