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Maker Space Manager

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Maker Space Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
A Maker Space Manager is sought to work with the College of Engineering to manage and supervise student maker spaces, in support of professional engineering society projects, competitive teams, and academic-oriented projects as needed. The Maker Space Manager will be administratively responsible for the operations of the spaces including procurement of material, space scheduling and access, and all safety training.

Responsibilities will include: | maintenance and operation of instrumentation in the maker spaces including 3D printers; CNC mills/lathes; conventional machine tools; electronics/computer components | training and supervision of students, faculty, and staff as needed in the safe use of the instrumentation | maintenance of a clean and safe environment for student activities | provide guidance to students in strategies to implement project design/fabricate prototypes | develop and coordinate safety and access policies to be in line with University policies, including Environmental Health and Safety, as well as applicable policies from other governing bodies, for example EPA or OSHA.

Trade school or Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred. 3-5 Years-experience managing and training in Maker Space type of environment. Experience with 3-D printing, CNC machinery, laser cutters and standard machine shop tools. Knowledge of Master CAM and CNC programming a must. Willing to work with, supervise, and mentor a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students in an instructional shop. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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