Machine Technician II

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Work type: USPS (Staff)
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Research/Grants

Classification Title:

Machine Technician II

Job Description:

This position is responsible for training students to use machines. Operate machine tools to manufacture, engineering/reverse engineer parts. Supports instructional and Senior Design activities of faculty, staff, and students through design/fabrication services. Proficient with Solid Works in modeling and making blueprints. Maintains quality and safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Train students on machines through formal courses.

  • Train students on machines through individual/group requests.

  • Utilize Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) tools and program CNC utilizing conversational programming on the machine control.

  • Maintenance on all machinery in the training room, notify manager immediately when professional maintenance/repair is required.

  • Assist manager shop manager in orders of machined parts.

  • Verify before the normal academic semester schedule classes that all material, tools and all other supplies are secured for the machining class. Place timely orders for these materials.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Office of Research

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary as required.

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:

$48,722 to Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of an approved machinist apprenticeship program and 2+ years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma and 4+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced designing and/or leading training programs in a machine shop setting.

  • Experience as a machinist operating drilling and milling machines including modern equipment, such as CNC and pertinent software is preferred.

  • Preference to Journeyman Card & Tool and Die Maker.

  • Previous experience in an academic setting is a plus.

  • Preference to an Associate or a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience.

  • Solidworks Certificate preferred.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires the ability to become a Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA) within one year of hire.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Veteran’s Preference

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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