Instrument Shop Coordinator

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Jul 13, 2021
Aug 12, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time


JOB TITLE: Instrument Shop Coordinator (2 positions)

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


ANTICIPATED START DATE: Monday, September 20th, 2021


This position will be responsible for managing the operation of the university laboratories primarily within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Management (CSTEMM) and 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 in developing research solutions to problems in state-of-the-art facilities, including a new maker space. 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, apparel, printing, and computer networking labs.
  • Advanced electro-mechanical skillset to include electrical, mechanical, controls, and instrumentation.


The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management has over 200 faculty and staff, serving about 3500 undergraduate and 300 graduate students in college programs, as well as the entire campus through general education and other support coursework. The college houses seven departments: Biology; Business; Chemistry and Physics; Engineering and Technology; Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Military Science; and Operations and Management. The college offers 20 undergraduate majors: B.S. in Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, B.S. in Applied Science, B.S. in Business Administration, B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Computing Networking and Information Technology, B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Construction, B.S. in Digital Marketing Technology, B.S. in Engineering Technology, B.S. in Environmental Science, B.S. Fashion and Retail, B.S. in Graphic Communications, B.S. in Information Communication Technologies, B.S. in Management, B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, B.S. in Packaging, B.S. in Plastics Engineering, and B.S. in Supply Chain Management. The college also offers 9 graduate degrees: M.S. in Construction Management, M.S. in Healthcare Administration, M.S. in Information Communication Technologies, M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, M.S. in Operations and Supply Management, M.S. in Risk Control and Safety Management, M.S. in Sustainable Management, M.S. in Training and Human Resource Development, and P.S.M. in Conservation Biology.


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 being Wisconsin’s 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 salary 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


The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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