Research Facility Manager
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

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The Physics and Astronomy Department is looking for a Research Facility Manager who will manage, analyze and control the annual budget of the Physics Machine Shop in support of the research and teaching missions. This requires the ability to analyze material costs, maintenance and repair costs for equipment, software and instrumentation; design, fabricate, modify and maintain research equipment for multiple departments across the University; manage and operate prototype machine shop; provide leadership and supervision to staff in the Machine Shop; manage the repair and modification of Physics and Astronomy teaching laboratory instruments as needed; and train graduate and undergraduate students on drawing skills and proper use of machining equipment.

This position requires extensive collaboration with faculty and the Senior Academic Coordinator on the development, repair and creation of demonstration equipment as it pertains to the Physics and Astronomy teaching laboratories. Additional duties include collaborating with the Accelerator Engineer on the development of new and replacement parts for the accelerator and coordinating efforts with the Chemistry department on procedures for anodizing fabricated parts in accordance with safety and chemical hygiene regulations and governances.

IEBC. (Internal Employee Being Considered)

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Ability to repair, develop, modify and/or fabricate equipment to provide the functionality required. Excellent communication, interpersonal, management, leadership and supervision skills. Cost analysis as it pertains to managing a Machine Shop.

Preferred Education / Experience
MA plus 3 or equivalent. Familiarity with the operations of Physics and Astronomy teaching labs, accelerator equipment, observatory equipment and anodizing processes.

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