Additive Manufacturing Facility Manager

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Technical Science Administration
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
July 20, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit your resume and cover letter along with your completed application. Please also provide a list of additive manufacturing tools you have experience using, including research and prototype printers that are not commercially available.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Technical Sciences Administration (TSA) Instrument Shop is a shared core research center that provides state-of-the-art instrument design, prototyping, and short-run manufacturing services and expertise to researchers at the University of Oregon and the wider community. Our primary users are research labs throughout the sciences, core service centers, outside universities, and private companies. Our facility plays an integral role in the support of fundamental research, commercialization of technology, and maintenance of the equipment necessary to these endeavors. We also continue to support our educational mission in training students and faculty to design and build equipment in our Student Shop.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon is seeking applicants for the position of Additive Manufacturing Facility Manager. This individual will work with our team to design and build cutting-edge research equipment while creating new opportunities for growth with both existing and new customers. This includes working cooperatively with our diverse researchers and students and teaching shop skills and design principles as needed. They will also be expected to train and supervise undergraduate student workers. The individual will stay current on the rapidly changing technologies, processes, and materials needed to serve our customers and act in an advisory role to the facility Director on these advances.

The qualified candidate will be expected to pursue external clients to maximize facility usage while maintaining premium service to our internal users. They will be expected to build and maintain these relationships with outside businesses and research institutions both as customers and as partners in innovation. The candidate will assist the facility Director with business development within TSA by helping update marketing material and implementing recruitment strategies.

Maintaining a safe shop environment through proper planning, maintenance, and cleanliness is an essential function of this position. This will include regular calibration and performance testing, hardware troubleshooting, repair, ordering of supplies, and tool scheduling.

Minimum Requirements
Research Assistant:
• Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field;
• Three years of experience (industry or graduate school) using advanced additive manufacturing equipment.

Senior Research Assistant I:
• Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field;
• Six years of experience post-degree using advanced additive manufacturing equipment. (Some of this experience may have been obtained in an advanced degree program)

Senior Research Assistant II:
• Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field;
• Twelve years of experience post-degree using advanced additive manufacturing equipment. (Some of this experience may have been obtained in an advanced degree program)

Professional Competencies
• Strong working knowledge and experience with SLM, SLA, FDM, and related print tools
• Experience and expertise in 3D CAD/CAM and print preparation software.
• Expertise and experience in integrating multiple technologies into a final product.
• Ability to build relationships, manage conflict, and interact with clients in a professional manner.
• Strong interest in the education and training of students and faculty.
• Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree with a focus in additive manufacturing
• Experience with AM hardware and software optimization
• Experience using laser optical systems for research
• Experience with PCB layout software and microcomputer integration
• Experience in the marketing and sales of 3D printed parts

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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