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Instrument Repair Technician

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see .

Job Summary:

This position is in the Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology , Nanoscale Fabrication Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The center is a 10,000 sf cleanroom facility for nanoscale fabrication that supports a broad range of research by students, staff, faculty and industrial clients with interest in micro and nano fabrication and device development.

The primary role of this position is for the repair, troubleshooting, installation, and maintenance of cleanroom and characterization instrumentation. The position will involve all aspects equipment repair and maintenance from electronics troubleshooting and repair, installation, vacuum system repair and maintenance and preventative maintenance on cleanroom and characterization tools. Depending on experience, the successful candidate may be involved in the training of users and tool operation. The successful candidate will interact with other staff and management and users to understand and resolve equipment issues.

Responsibilities: Instrumentation Technologist I (RE004)
Instrumentation Technologist II (RE051) Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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H.S. Diploma


- At least 3 years demonstrated, hands-on electrical and electronics troubleshooting and repair experience

- Experience in semiconductor fabrication
- Experience with maintenance and repair of vacuum systems
- Pneumatic systems troubleshooting and repair
- Motor control & PLC (programmable logic controllers) wiring
- Electrical control wiring (relay logic), installation & troubleshooting
- Understanding of chemical handling protocols, and compressed gases
- Experience with chilled water recirculator systems
- Ability to perform minor machine shop work (drill and tap holes, etc)
- Past experience working in a shared use cleanroom or characterization facility that serves the needs of a range of users
- The ability to work with scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines and cultures combined with an enthusiasm for working on multiple, complex scientific instruments is important

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to each of the required and preferred qualifications listed in the job posting.


Jerry Hunter
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Instrumentation Technologist I(RE004) or Instrumentation Tech II(RE051)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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