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Technician/Machinist for the Engineering dept. (9 month position with summers off)
Full Time
About Us

Oral Roberts University is a non-profit organization whose staff and faculty actually make a difference in the lives of its students. We pride ourselves on our culture and the values we uphold. Our team is passionate about what we do, and we want you to make us even better! 

Job Description

The Technician/Machinist position works with engineering students and engineering department faculty to help them with labs, projects and research.  This position is a 9 month position with summers off.


  • Perform instrument and electronic repairs as needed.
  • Make electrical and mechanical repairs to all equipment in the Machine shop.
  • Plan projects with engineering faculty and students. Advising students, establish goals, and troubleshoot when problems arise. Complete projects on time by given deadlines.
  • Use tools and equipment with expertise gained through extensive experience and /or specialized training. Improvise and make parts with available equipment.
  • Other duties include submitting requisitions and ordering items needed for engineering students, faculty, and the machine shop. Following up with the purchasing department and shipping/receiving making sure that parts, instruments and equipment arrive on time.
  • Regularly contact persons outside the department or university regarding routine matters.
  • Precision machining of different materials including, steel, aluminum, plastic, rubber, wood, etc. Must be able to work from sketches, technical drawings, or oral instructions. 
  • Perform whatever related duties that are assigned for labs, projects and research by engineering faculty and department chair.
  • Attend elementary, junior-high, high school and college fairs and other events to represent the Engineering department when engineering faculty are not available.
  • Meet and report to the Department Chair at the beginning of each week to plan for work, activities, labs, projects and research for each week. Write and submit on a weekly basis to the Department Chair a detailed summary of hours worked and work completed during each day of the week. 
  • Helping out with administrative duties and moving of office furniture.
  • Making sure that all machines and 3D Printers have supplies and are continuously being serviced and in good working order at all times for use by technician and qualified engineering students and faculty.
  • Being available to help faculty take engineering students to student conferences and on tours of companies as requested by instructors and faculty. Obtain the necessary permit to drive ORU vans. 
  • Conduct and continuously develop and improve all the labs with multiple lab groups in the Manufacturing Processes course including but not limited to the sand casting lab, sheet metal lab, welding lab, machining lab, and soldering lab. Design, develop and run new labs and projects in the manufacturing processes course, introduction to engineering course and other courses as requested by instructors, faculty and the department chair. 
  • Keep the engineering storage rooms, labs and machine shop clean and safe for students and faculty at all times. Complete the required machine training and welding labs for engineering students in the Introduction to Engineering course. 
  • Attend meetings with ABET Site-Visit Teams for Reaccreditation of the Engineering Program.
  • Perform other duties and attend department meetings as the department chair deems necessary.


2 years of formal vocational or college training.

3-5 years experience working in a machine shop, operating and setting up various machines as previously stated above.

Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication.

Must maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times.

Must have:

  • experience working with lathes, drill presses, band saws , hydraulic presses, surface grinders, tube benders, and both manual, NC and CNC milling and turning machines. 
  • knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures. Must have your own machinist tools. Some tools will be provided.  
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • experience in casting, soldering and brazing and all types of welding including Arc, Mig, Tig and spot welding. Also, be able to use acetylene cutting torch as well as plasma cutter.   

Must be able to create set ups and design, fabricate, and assemble parts for labs, projects, and research.

Benefits & Perks

Great Company Culture. Enjoy a Christian atmosphere.
Make No Little Plans Here. Everything you do makes a difference.
Great Team Members. People you'll enjoy being around.
Improve Your Health. Free access to the on-campus aerobic center.
Stay Sharp. Access to the ORU library and discounted tuition for yourself and dependents.
Rest and Relaxation. 10 days of paid vacation, 5 sick days and 10 days of paid holidays.
Fair Compensation. Based on your skills and experience.
Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, matched retirement savings and tuition for yourself and dependents.

Physical Demands

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS will include but not be limited to:  sitting, standing, stooping, walking, kneeling, crouching, squatting, crawling, climbing, twisting of upper body, handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity, and balancing to prevent falling or erratic movement, climbing hand-over-hand.  Vision to include near, far, color, depth perception.  Manual dexterity for operation of equipment/machines. 

Exposure to: fumes, odors, chemicals, heat, cold, weather element, occasional electrical hazards associated with job.  Lifting up to 50 lbs. of equipment.  This position performs tasks in areas that have limited exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Employee could at times be exposed to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, fume/odor hazards, dust and chemical hazards. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.


Oral Roberts University is accepting applications through June 1st, 2018.

Oral Roberts University employs, advances, admits, and treats in its employment and educational programs all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, status as a veteran or genetic information.