Studio Technician, PDX Fabrication Lab
Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure,
Other, Student Life/Services
College of Design, Portland
Education Program Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration:
$18.92 - $28.59 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
October 26, 2022 (updated); position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete an online application including all relevant work
history. You will be asked to provide names and contact information
for 3 professional references.
The College of Design (DSGN) is a multidisciplinary academic unit
with approximately 100 tenure-related faculty members, 150
non-tenure-related faculty members, 50 staff, and 1,700 student
majors in 9 departments and programs (23 degree programs). DSGN has
a general fund allocation of $26 million with operations in both
Eugene and Portland.
The Studio Technician serves as the primary officer in charge of
support operations in the fabrication lab (fab lab) used by the
students and faculty at UO Portland. They are responsible for
ensuring that area-related needs, workshops, and labs are met in a
manner that allows them to operate professionally, efficiently, and
within their budgetary means.
The Studio Technician receives guidance and direction from the
College of Design Facilities Services team and the UO Risk
Management office in providing direct support of the fab lab,
deploying appropriate resources to effectively accomplish
objectives, and maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly facility
with equipment in good working condition. Sound environmental
practices and regular recycling, as applicable, are essential. The
Studio Technician is responsible for identifying potential
conflicts and issues related to the support of the lab space and
workshops before problems arise, and makes recommendations to the
appropriate constituents on how to deal with any identified
The Studio Technician operates with a high degree of independence
within the scope of assigned work, with duties such as:
- Perform service as needed on tools and equipment to ensure
safety and reliable performance for all users; clean, adjust, and
make minor repairs to equipment, and all other studio-related
- Coordinate maintenance of equipment and arranging of safety
- Provide appropriate support for students and faculty members in
the implementation of studio and classroom-related policies,
procedures, and goals.
- Teach workshops and provide media-specific demonstrations as
needed during the academic year.
- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students on
technical proficiencies; may supervise student staff.
- Maintain regular office hours in support of the
- Provide safety instruction to users of studio areas and
equipment. Assess and develop training needs to support all
students and faculty using the shared studio facilities.
- Associate's Degree and three years of work experience (paid or
volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth
or adults; OR
- Bachelor's Degree and one year of work experience (paid or
volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development
programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related
- Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the
position AND a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data
management, and communications.
- Demonstrated ability to manage tasks where successful
collaboration and coordination with other supervisors is essential;
ability to engage in collaborative decision-making.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate multiple work requirements and
prioritize accomplishment in accordance with life, health, safety,
customer, and academic mission impacts.
- Demonstrated ability to manage several requirements or projects
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to interpret/review budgets, prepare reports, and
understand policies and safety information.
- Prior experience working in higher education or a similarly
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530318/studio-technician-pdx-fabrication-lab