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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


1. Build sMDT chambers -

a. Participate as part of the team that assembles 48 BIS small Monitored Drift Tube (sMDT) chambers.

b. Particular emphases for this position will include:

i. Drift tube quality control tests

ii. Assembly the sMDT chamber by tube  layer gluing, including operating the LabView software control

iii. Gas system installation and certification

2. Logistics –

a. Receiving incoming supplies and distributing them

b. Daily cleaning of lab spaces

c. Crate construction and packing for shipment to CERN.

3. Quality Control -

a. Duties include recognizing when supplied parts might not meet quality standards and to ensure that only QC parts are used in manufacturing chambers.

b. Understand and ensure the quality of subassemblies needed for chamber construction, in particular the gas bar assemblies and faraday cages.

4. Development of necessary infrastructure -

a. Participate in construction of the workstations necessary for a smooth organized construction effort. Give feedback on ways to possibly improve the techniques and tooling in use.

b. Utilize database software to create and maintain parts inventory and production metrics.

5. Team Participation -

a. Each of the many assembly line tasks requires coordinated team efforts with consistent results. Cooperation and coordination with other members of the team to manage day to day responsibilities is key.

Required Qualifications*

Associate's degree and 1 to 2 years relevant experience

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field is preferred.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

Funding is for two positions.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.