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The Marine Physical Laboratory Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is seeking a highly skilled Senior Marine Mechanician. Under general supervision, the incumbent shall perform tasks in support of oceanographic projects. Responsibilities include working from blueprints, rough sketches, written or oral instructions; senior level skills as a machinist operating all machines in the shop including ProtoTrak controlled mills. Incumbent shall operate heavy equipment including lifts, and wire rope spooling winches and must be familiar with the principles and operation of hydraulics; develop, build, install and maintain mechanical equipment for scientific groups for use aboard ship and at shore laboratories.
Must have five (5) recent years of experience on both HASS CNC mills and lathes.
Must have five (5) recent years of experience using Master Cam programing software to program HASS CNC machines.
Graduation from High School and six (6) years of experience in machine shop work or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledgeable in performing math (e.g. trigonometry) and calculations to operate CNC machines.
Proven knowledge and experience of all machine shop equipment, including lathes, mills, grinding, cutting, horizontal boring, presses, brakes, rollers, shears, and CNC (e.g. HAAS Mills and Lathes) operations both turning and milling. Proto Trak mills and lathes. Experience with laboratory machine shop equipment focusing on selection of materials, machine operations and safety procedures.
Excellent computer skills including computer aided design, word processing, Cad Cam drafting.
Demonstrated ability to disassemble, perform maintenance and reassemble.
Skill to utilize available resources efficiently including electronic and mechanical test equipment, technical literature, heavy machinery, machine tools, hand tools, and transportation equipment.
Strong interpersonal communication skills with personnel at all levels. Ability to work on multiple projects and problem solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of operational controls and capacity of overhead hoist, fork lifts, cable truck and wire spooler.
Demonstrated ability to design and fabricate shipboard/scientific equipment specified for research expeditions.
Have a basic knowledge of marine construction, and general familiarity with accepted maritime practices in workmanship and safety in order to comply with the certification requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and the ASME Code.
Ability to organize, coordinate and delegate tasks to temporary personnel.
Ability to read blueprints, drafts, and sketches.
Ability to disassemble, renew and replace hydraulic hoses, "O" rings, and reassemble.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Valid Drivers License required.
U.S. Passport required.
Must be willing to go to sea for up to 30 days at a time. Available to work overtime as needed, and travel overseas as required.
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