Job Requisition Number: 25033. The College of Chemistry, is a large research-intensive academic unit on the Berkeley Campus, receives international recognition for unparalleled excellence in research and education. As one of three unique institutions in the nation maintaining combined Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments, the College consistently receives the highest rankings from the US National Research Council for both its chemistry and chemical engineering doctoral programs. College of Chemistry provides instruction to over 50% of all Berkeley undergraduate students enrolled in all majors.
The College of Chemistry's Department of Facilities and Engineering, provides research and development support, construction and instrumentation design-build services, capital improvement projects, facilities modernization and renovation, maintenance, and environmental health safety and security for the 380,000 ASF Chemistry complex.
The College of Chemistry's Department of Facilities and Engineering provides technical guidance and participates in developing grant proposals for collaborative and shared use laboratory facilities. To enable and sustain of this high level of activity, the College of Chemistry provides R&D support facilities consisting of six shops. These shops offer a diverse and comprehensive range of technical services to the College, campus, and other universities.
College shops provide design-build services to fast-track highly specialized technical projects under demanding schedule requirements. Design activities run in parallel with construction and require extensive application and integration of theoretical engineering design approaches and experimental scientific considerations in working with clients to accomplish programmatic objectives.
• Provides consultation and advanced engineering design development services to College of Chemistry Facility Committee, researchers from the College of Chemistry, UC departments and campuses, UC affiliates, and external research organizations. • Provides feasibility and cost analysis using time schedules, budgetary, and technical considerations where critical interrelated experimental parameters are unknown and/or defined with high degree of uncertainty. • Estimates time, materials and labor costs for in-house shop fabrication. • Functions as project manager for complex engineering assignments. • Leads a team of engineering professionals and/or technical personnel. • Schedules and assigns projects and project work packages to staff. • Coordinates all project activities of the unit. • Supervise in-house fabrication of complex experimental research instrumentation and equipment prototypes incorporating the latest advances in the area of research. • Analyzes and resolves technical and operational work problems. • Assists staff in solving work problems. • Assists researchers in solving experimental design conflicts. • Provides direction and guidance to lower level Development Engineers and/or technical personnel. • Prepares bid packages for outside vendors. • Plans, organizes, and performs the work of the College of Chemistry R&D Machine Shop engaged in design and fabrication installation and repair of advanced research instrumentation,equipment and systems required by client research program activities. • Oversees all aspects of the day to day operations of the unit including, inventory, purchasing, recharge, customer service, quality management, customer management, productivity, staff supervision, assigning work, EH&S, maintenance. • Ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.• Demonstrated experience in the planning, design, and fabrication oversight of engineered systems and components utilized in a chemical research environment. • Proficient CAD skills (Preferably SolidWorks) • Advanced knowledge of specialized design work as well as the overall Engineering field. • Possess strong creativity and problem-solving abilities to complete difficult assignments. • Adept skills in project management to assure the accomplishment of research goals and objectives. • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. • Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills. • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner; readily assess complex challenges and barriers and recommend effective resolutions. • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others.
Education/Training • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in (Machine Design) or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
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