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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Engineering Shops

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3712

UW Job Family: 3E

SOC Code: 47-1011

Pay Grade: 23

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Manages and coordinates, under very limited supervision, the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the College of Engineering shops; performs assignments including design, fabrication, and assembly of equipment and systems; and oversees the College of Engineering's chemical hygiene and safety programs. 

Minimum Qualifications


Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • National Institution of Occupational Safety and Health/ Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and regulations, as well as state and local fire codes.
  • Applicable University, state and federal laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Design and fabrication concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Safe equipment operations.
  • Machining parts and welding concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Budget management principles, concepts and methods.
  • Communication techniques and methods.
  • Project and time management concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Supervisory principles, concepts and methods.
  • Training practices and methods.
  • Record system and inventory methods, concepts and practices.
  • Purchasing policies, rules and regulations.
  • Personal computer operations and applicable software applications used in area.
  • Computer systems that control equipment operation.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate and establish interpersonal relations.
  • Supervise and perform project work, coordinate equipment usage, and meet deadlines through time management.
  • Train others on methods, procedures, and techniques of project design, machining and safe shop equipment operation including computer system controlled equipment.
  • Assist with project design problem resolution.
  • Develop new processes, methods and techniques.
  • Coordinate project work including with outside manufacturing firms.
  • Develop and manage budgets, monitor expenditures, and maintain records for area.
  • Have manual dexterity and good hand and eye coordination.
  • Understand and apply safety rules and regulations as the Safety Coordinator for the college.
  • Backup Student Safety Coordinator and Chemical Hygiene Coordinator for the College.
  • Develop safety and equipment operation policies and procedures.
  • Train staff on proper laboratory inspections.
  • Manage waste minimization plan as directed for assigned areas.
  • Manage the hazardous waste disposal policy as directed for assigned areas.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team environment.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Perform assignments such as development, fabrication and assembly of equipment and systems to assist in completion of projects.

Assist faculty, staff and students with design problems in all College of Engineering departments.

Manage all shops and stockroom budgets to insure that expenditures and records of activities meet the best interests of each area in the division.

Develop equipment, personnel and contractual budgets for designated area.

Provide technical assistance and counseling to students during the system design course.

Supervise training of faculty, staff engineers and students for computer controlled machining and coordinate measuring equipment.

Coordinate efforts with programs designed to provide expertise to outside manufacturing firms such as Science, Technology and Energy Authority (STEA) and Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC).

Serve as safety officer for the College of Engineering and as backup Student Safety Coordinator and Chemical Hygiene Coordinator for the College of Engineering including developing policy and procedures, training staff to properly inspect laboratories, managing the waste minimization plan, and the hazardous waste disposal policy. 

Supplemental Functions:

Advise principle investigators as to the progress of their projects.

Keep records of shop equipment, technical and safety information, as needed.

Develop new processes, methods and techniques, as needed. 

Working Conditions:

Shop environment with frequent exposure to mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards within a shop environment.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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