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 Instrument Shop Coordinator - Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States

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Posted by: University of Wisconsin - Stout 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: gDosoCtLKHg2SsIsXXwlVDs5Y8JX6E / Latpro-3805433 
Date posted: Jul-14-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 54751



JOB TITLE:  Instrument Shop Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Engineering and Technology Department, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management


ANTICIPATED START DATE: Monday, September 20th, 2021

SALARY:  $45,000 minimum, dependent upon experience and/or qualifications


This position will be responsible for managing the operation of the laboratories belonging to the Engineering and Technology department of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Management (CSTEMM), primarily in Fryklund Hall.  It requires advanced technical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a wide variety of material processing equipment and advanced automation systems.  This position will assist faculty, staff and students in material selection, purchasing/inventory, and processing; communicate and enforce health and safety practices and procedures within the laboratories; provide instructional training on the proper use and function of all hand tools and machinery; maintain a record of training; assist students in learning the techniques required for the execution of their design solutions; manage new material applications; set-up equipment in support of instruction; and develop and construct prototypes, instructional and shop aids as needed.  



  • Work and communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff who possess a variety of knowledge and skill sets; problem solve; take initiative per job demands. 
  • Instruct others on the safe use, care and maintenance of all equipment. 
  • Demonstrate and enforce safety practices and procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of material selection and processing; principles and elements of design; computer applications for design and development; purchasing and inventory management.  
  • Associate Degree in Industrial Maintenance, Electromechanical Controls or equivalent degree and/or training.


  • Maintain and install tooling and equipment within welding, metal casting, robotics, material testing, machining, and mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic testing laboratories.  
  • Advanced electro-mechanical skillset to include electrical, mechanical, controls, and instrumentation.   


The Engineering and Technology Department is one of seven departments in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management (STEMM). The department has approximately 40 full-time faculty and staff, three of whom are full-time technicians. The department provides courses for its well established undergraduate programs in Manufacturing Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, and Packaging, plus other programs throughout the university.  


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich,dynamic,and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of beingWisconsins Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation. 

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions. 

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The minimum starting salary is $45,000 per year.  The hourly rate for this position is negotiable based on experience and available budget.  A six-month probation is required.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan to qualified applicants.  Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check, essential job function test and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Screening of applications will begin 8/23/2021 and may continue until the position is filled.  To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on 8/22/21.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

- Current resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

For question regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Greg Slupe

Phone:  715-232-5178


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Mark Miller

Phone:  715-232-2626


Job Family: Staff

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