Assist in the operations of the integrated analog and digital fabrication laboratories in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Reports to Fabrication Laboratory Manager.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Execute objectives and strategies established for achieving functional and curricular outcomes associated with the Fabrication Laboratories
Assume operational duties in the absence of the Fabrication Laboratory Manager.
Mentor and provide technical guidance to a diverse academic design community.
Execute effective access, training, and safety protocols.
Enforce lab policies and procedures.
Maintain, clean, and repair tools and appropriate supplies.
Assist in fabrication-based academic efforts of program curricula across the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Assist in the interviewing, training, and supervision of student employees.
Complete regular documented safety inspections of equipment and First Aid systems.
Assist in expanding the Colleges network of local and regional industry partnerships.
Assist in the operation of digital fabrication systems including, 3D printing, CNC milling, Laser cutting, vacuum forming, and robotic arms.
Related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a discipline relevant to the programs and facilities being served. A minimum of three years of fabrication experience with a demonstrable history in a process of making through tool work applied to raw or semi-finished materials in an academic and/or professional setting.
Must obtain First Aid and CPR within 3 months of employment, OSHA and other training as mandated by university Health and Safety.
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as required to provide coverage in response to academic course schedules. Must be able to occasionally travel on and off campus.
License/Certification: Not Applicable.
Preferred Qualifications: Master degree in Architecture or a related field. Professional registration within the Design and Construction industry. One to two years of experience with advanced fabrication systems. Experience using and repairing woodworking and metalworking equipment. The ideal candidate is familiar with and has demonstrable experience with higher education pedagogy in a university-level teaching environment.
Knowledge Of: Personal computer applications * First Aid and CPR * Wood and Metal fabrication equipment processes* Construction materials and practices*
Skill In: Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Woodworking and Metalworking* CNC fabrication processes*
Ability To: Provide instruction, leadership and direction in an academic environment* Expand a network of local and regional industry partnerships * Creatively integrate traditional analog fabrication methods with emerging digital techniques * Communicate effectively with students, and build relationships with faculty/staff * Occasionally work nights and weekends * Occasionally travel on and off campus * Have 20/20 vision (naturally or with correction) * Consistently stand and lift nominal construction supplies*
Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.
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