Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Iowa City, IOWA
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Requisition # 70782
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on:Friday, March 31st, 2017
Advertising Started on:Friday, March 17th, 2017
Organization:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Physics & Astronomy

Salary:$50,201.00 to Commensurate
Pay Grade:4B

Job Details
Percent Time:100%
Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.

The engineering coordinator works with the engineering and research teams to plan, design, schedule, manufacture and assemble high reliability space flight instruments capable of passing the rigors of the extreme structural and thermal design requirements.  Uses cad data input from design team to develop CNC programs including Inventor required to produce tooling. ​ Ensures safety and compliance standards.  Key duties include:  

  • Create mechanical drawings of parts using CAD software such as AutoCad, Inventor in accordance to NASA standards and project requirements.
  • Interpret and discuss mechanical drawings and sketches with engineers.
  • Read and analyze process sheets, tools sheets, blueprints, dimensional specifications and set requirements.
  • Discuss procedures and set-ups to complete projects.
  • Produce mechanical drawings of parts and assemblies per NASA specifications.
  • Purchase, receive, and inspect materials per contract requirements. 
  • Perform work and ensure project standards, timelines and budgets are met.


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The classification engineering coordinator is the second classification in the engineering associate job family.  For more information about this job family, visit

Note to Applicant:

The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included.

Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

Proficiency levels are defined as:

Basic Application - Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.

Working Experience - Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

Extensive Experience - Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

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Contact information for 3 references will be requested from those who are selected to interview.

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Required:
  • Typically three-five years of manufacturing related experience in high reliability machining and experience utilizing various machine control software required (AutoDesk Inventor HSM, BobCad/Cam, Milltronics FastCam ).
  • Extensive proficiency in designing part files, assemblies and mechanical drawings with CAM/CAD systems (AutoCAD and Inventor). 
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in importing, opening, and working with CAD files from many different CAD programs ie. Step and Iges files.
  • Extensive proficiency in the ability to interpret mechanical drawings created using GD&T per ASME Y 14.5 2009 standard.
  • Extensive proficiency in programming tool paths for CNC machines specifically Milltronics.
  • Extensive proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Extensive experience with mechanical applications.
  • Working experience managing complex projects preferably having worked as project manager, or in supervisory role.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Desirable Qualifications:

Working knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations is desirable.

Online Application Options
Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

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Contact Information

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Christine L Stevens -
Clas-Physics & Astronomy
210 VAN
Phone: 319-335-1690
Department URL:

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