Entrepreneurial Makerspace Technician & Instructor (Grant
Funded FT, with benefits)
Technician & Instructor (Grant Funded FT, with benefits)
: West Hills Center
This position will remain
open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an
interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter
and resume by no later than June 12, 2023. The College cannot
guarantee that application materials received after this date will
be considered or reviewed. This is a grant funded position. This
position is a 3 year term with benefits. The start date for this
position is Fall 2023.
CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package.
Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low
out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday
pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other
options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension
system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan
forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including
group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
Remote Work Option:
Grant Funded Full-Time
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
The Entrepreneurial Makerspace
Technician & Instructor will be responsible for maintaining
equipment installed in the makerspace, ordering consumables, and
managing the access control system for users to calculate per
project costs. This individual will facilitate operation of the
makerspace during normal business hours, will work with individuals
and members of the community to complete projects and will serve as
the instructor for related community education/ professional
development courses during normal business hours. Tasks will
include developing a preventative maintenance schedule for key
pieces of equipment, including the electron microscope. The
Entrepreneurial Makerspace Technician will assist with the
production of the annual investment pitch competition and will
facilitate tours, visits and other activities in the makerspace.
The technician will be the primary supporter of the makerspace and
is expected to work at the College's West Hills Center during
normal business hours.
Associate's degree required in
engineering, nanotechnology, manufacturing, mechatronics, or a
similar technical field, with a minimum of two years of experience
maintaining complex industrial equipment, including piping systems,
educational labs, polymer processing systems and other similar
systems. Preference given to individuals with some teaching of
community education/professional development courses, particularly
in the areas of machining, fabrication, Python programming or
additive manufacturing. Exposure to NC3 certification programs is
beneficial, as is electron microscopy experience. Must exhibit
strong attention to detail, manage responsibilities in a
high-energy environment, and work both independently and
collaboratively. Must also exhibit strong communication skills,
strong interpersonal skills, and an entrepreneurial attitude to
creatively, adaptively, and enthusiastically take on many
challenges at once. Must have reliable transportation and valid
1. Serve as the primary contact for students/constituents for
equipment operation - machining, additive manufacturing, podcast
recording, video editing, and soldering.
2. Assist the professor of entrepreneurial manufacturing in
developing lab activities for visiting students and conducting
outreach to K12 individuals.
3. Ensure safe operation of the facility while maintaining a
welcoming environment that encourages students/community members to
work in the space.
4. Clean and organize equipment on a daily basis and performs
necessary maintenance tasks on a weekly and monthly schedule to
promote equipment uptime.
5. Work side-by-side with individuals and staff to assist with the
design and fabrication of their concepts and course projects.
6. Teach community education courses for up to 32 hours/month, when
needed, during normal business hours.
7. Proctor examinations for industry certifications, including: the
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council, the National Coalition of
Certification Centers, the Manufacturing Skills Institute and other
8. Participate in the maintenance, upgrade and preventative
maintenance of all existing and equipment in the laboratory and
will be responsible for the installation and training associated
with new equipment.
9. Facilitate equipment and software upgrades, and other facility
systems as needed.
10. Participate in lab social media and promotion activities.
11. Perform other related duties as required or as assigned,
including internal controls regarding safeguarding of department
assets, inventory, maintenance of equipment, safety measure
standards in laboratory.
Current criminal record/child abuse
clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to
be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania
Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal
Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal
Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to
obtain these clearances and are available here.
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