Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Shop Technician will be responsible for operating and
maintaining a safe and clean fabrication shop for the School of
Architecture. Together with the Shop supervisor and manager, the
technician will provide instruction and oversight in the use of
power, hand, and digital tools for fabrication in a number of media
for students, faculty, and staff. Requires extensive knowledge of
metal, wood, plastic, and digital fabrication techniques.
- College degree in related field (Industrial Design,
Architecture, Furniture Design, Sculpture, Theatrical Technical
Direction, etc.) or relevant work experience.
- Minimum 2 years teaching, preferably in a shop-related
Job Specific Qualifications
- Extensive knowledge of metal, wood, and plastic fabrication
- Knowledge of use of laser cutter equipment desired.
- CNC router experience desired.
- 3D printing knowledge a plus.
- Proficiency with one of more of the following: Rhino, AutoCad,
Solidworks, Inventor, Grafite.
- Adobe Creative Suite knowledge is a plus.
- Provide instruction and oversight on the use of power tools,
hand tools, and material processing strategies for fabrication in
metal, wood, plastic, etc., for students, faculty, and staff.
- Participate in training for students at all levels in the
- Maintain health and safety standards as dictated by University
and government regulation.
- Assist in developing and providing training sessions for
students focused on safety.
- Maintain and repair equipment as necessary, implement
- Maintain inventory of materials, equipment, machine parts, and
- Ensure all equipment is in safe and general working order.
- Supervise work study students as needed.
- Work with the Manager and Supervisor of fabrication facilities
to review and improve shop practices and interfaces with
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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