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Engineering Coordinator - Physics & Astronomy

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Department of Physics & Astronomy are seeking an Engineering Coordinator at The University of Iowa.

This position 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 (prints/sketches/solid models/verbal instructions) data input from design team to develop CNC programs utilizing CAD/CAM software such as Mastercam, G+M code, machine conversational programing and Inventor required to produce space flight hardware and tooling. Ensures safety and compliance standards.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Create mechanical drawings/solid models of parts using CAD software such as AutoCAD, Mastercam Inventor in accordance with NASA standards and project requirements.

  • Interpret and discuss mechanical drawings and sketches with engineers.

  • Inspect parts to verify conformance to NASA specifications using a variety of gauges and tools.

  • Purchase, receive, and inspect materials per contract requirements.

  • Calculate tooling requirements, appropriate Feed Rates and operation sequences for each part being machined.

  • Fabricate precision-machined parts and assemblies to NASA standards.


    Education Required:
    Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum of three years of manufacturing related experience in high reliability machining and experience utilizing various machine control software required, such as Mastercam (2017-2022), Milltronics FastCam, G+M Code, 4 Axis Machining.

    • Extensive proficiency in designing part files, assemblies, and mechanical drawings with CAM/CAD systems (AutoCAD, Mastercam (2017-2022) and Inventor).

    • Demonstrated extensive experience in importing, opening, and working with CAD files from many different CAD programs i.e. Step and Ige's 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/Haas.

    • Extensive proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    • Extensive experience with mechanical applications.

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


      Desired Qualifications:

      • Working experience managing complex projects preferably having worked as project manager, or in supervisory role.

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


        The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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Keywords: The University of Iowa, Iowa City , Engineering Coordinator - Physics & Astronomy, Engineering , Iowa City, Iowa

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