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Machine Shop Supervisor
Technical Services Supervisor II - Band F
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) is a world-class facility studying beam and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, serving students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world.
Primary responsibilities of the Machine Shop Supervisor position are to oversee all aspects and functions of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) Machine Shop with very general supervision/direction. This includes, and is not limited to:
Supervising and directing operations of the shop, overseeing budgets, compiling shop/project data, and generating reports as requested/needed.
Establishing shop priorities and schedules, including distribution of work/project assignments.
Ensuring machine shop maintains compliance with safety procedures, as well as University and local policies.
Partnering with technical staff, technical managers, faculty, and researchers to determine research program goals, manufacturing methods and procedures, for fabrication and modification of sophisticated parts and assemblies.
Ensuring required level of quality assurance practices are developed and maintained.
Ensuring the appropriate level of cross-training in the operation of specialized equipment and personnel growth opportunities are established and adhered to.
Oversight of machine shop purchases, maintenance, repairs, and development.
Assisting engineers, technical staff, and researchers with designing complex and unique components/systems, assessment of fabrication materials, offering ideas and potential solutions to enhance research programs.
Serving as machinist when needed, such as smaller jobs or emergencies.
Qualifications and Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a technical program and at least three years relevant experience in a machine shop, preferably in an R&D shop, is required. Incumbent must know how to use a wide variety of machining equipment and related software, and how to use and apply both basic and sophisticated machining/fabrication techniques. A thorough understanding of a broad range of metals/materials and their characteristics is essential. Must have a demonstrated record of fostering a positive team environment, managing people and projects as well as supporting creative ideas and solutions to solving technical problems. Familiarity working with a wide variety of materials, tools, and specialized equipment. Proven experience showing consistent attention to details, safety, and following critical procedures and instructions. Strong customer services focus with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are necessary.
Prior supervisory experience is highly desirable.
Must be passionate about leading/supervising people and creating an environment that builds individual and organizational effectiveness. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive and give directions and to communicate effectively in the shop and across all research groups. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.
Preferred Skills: Certified four year tool and die maker apprenticeship with supplemental education program preferred. Welding training and experience is a plus. CNC/CAM programming and operational experience is highly desirable.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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