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Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:


Job Number
Full/Part Time

50% Part Time
8AM - 5PM
$77,862 - $94,023

Position Information

To provide full professional-level technical glassblowing support for research and teaching. This support includes but is not limited to working closely with faculty, staff, and graduate students on the design, construction, assembly, and testing of glassware and managing the day-to-day operation of the glassblowing facility which supports primarily CNAS college departments as well as other departments on campus. This is the only Glass Shop on campus. This is a part-time, 50% variable, career position. Hours will be based on the workload/needs of shop clientele.

Please Note: Applicants must submit a cover letter with application materials. Interviews are expected to take place in January 2024.

The full salary range for the Glassblower position is $37.29 - $45.03 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $37.29 - $41.90 per hour. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education Requirements


Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations, and eight years of experience in glassblowing of experimental laboratory apparatus, including at least two years at the Senior Laboratory Glassblower level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.



Experience maintaining stocks of materials and keeping administrative records.

Minimum Requirements
Incumbent must be able to apply a high degree of understanding and comprehension of the researchers needs in order to accomplish many and varied jobs.
Must be competent doing lathe or bench work, routine and non-routine work.
Must be knowledgeable when using hazardous chemicals such as hydroflouric acids, nitric acid, and silvering chemicals and be able to properly handle hazardous gases such as hydrogen and oxygen.
Skills and ability to use originality and ingenuity in solving the researchers problems and keeping informed of technical advances made in the field of glassblowing.
Incumbent must have expertise in the repair, design and fabrication of vacuum, distillation, cryogenic, optical and other glassware apparatus. To achieve these goals, incumbent must be adept at working with quartz, borosilicate and soft glasses. Must be able to fabricate apparatuses such as double helium dewars, quartz optical dewars, three stage D,P.I. fusion pumps and Shell design vapor and liquid dividing heads. The production of dewars and distillation apparatus requires knowledge of silvering, evacuating to high vacuum and sealing off pumping stems.
Must be able to communicate in a professional manner.
Requires technical knowledge of complex scientific fabrication techniques to properly fabricate scientific apparatus which may have to withstand extremes of pressure, temperature and various stresses and stains.
Must have working knowledge of different materials used in scientific apparatus with respect to their characteristics, i.e. hardness, grade and other similar factors.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of UCR Procurement systems and university policies

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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