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The Labriola Innovation Hub is a newly constructed, state of the
art makerspace for student projects and prototyping. It will
include a Metals Shop and a Wood Shop to support hands-on and
project-based learning for coursework, personal projects, and
entrepreneurial projects for all of Mines students and to support
instruction for Cornerstone and Capstone design courses. The
Labriola Innovation Hub Metals & Wood shops are not production
The position exists to: 1) oversee the operations and maintenance
of the Labriola Innovation Hub Metals & Wood Shops in support
of instructional classes that use the Shops, 2) recruit, train and
manage a team of student assistants to support shop operations and
student learning in the Shops, 3) develop and provide training for
student users as part of the Mines students’ undergraduate academic
course work across all departments at Mines and Capstone Senior
Design projects, and 4) support Entrepreneurship & Innovation
programs that utilize the Labriola Innovation Hub.
The Labriola Innovation Hub Shop Manager reports directly to the
Labriola Innovation Hub Director.
The Shop Manager is responsible for all operational aspects of the
Shop in support of its educational mission including safety, user
training, and site and equipment service and maintenance. The Shop
Manager is also responsible for the daily operations, planning,
budgeting, reporting, safety and compliance, and facilitating a
safe and clean environment conducive to the educational mission of
the Labriola Innovation Hub. The Shop Manager will assist in
establishing and maintaining relationships with industry. The
Labriola Innovation Metals & Wood Shop Manager will coordinate
with Shop Managers in the Mechanical Engineering and Physics
Departments to provide a cohesive and equitable experience for
Specific duties include:
Labriola Innovation Hub Metals & Wood Shop Management,
Safety and Support – 50% (Essential)
Labriola Innovation Hub Instructional and Program Support – 45%
- Produce and enforce a safety compliance plan that provides
student and faculty access to the shop, as the Labriola Innovation
Hub Shop Manager is responsible for the safety of all users of the
- Maintain a safe and clean Metals & Wood Shop for all
- Provide supervision, oversight, and instruction to students and
faculty performing class-related projects that require fabrication
of mechanical parts.
- Establish and maintain a tool inventory system to ensure that
tools and tooling needed for coursework and projects are available
for student and faculty use.
- Ensure that the necessary equipment, materials, and supplies
needed in the Shop are functional and available to students and
- Ensure that the shop is supervised and open -- supplemented by
student worker support -- at least 40 hours a week, 12 months a
year, minus holidays and campus closures.
- Ensure all equipment is working effectively and efficiently;
coordinate service on equipment as needed.
- Continuously improve Shop organization and flow; maximize space
utilization in the Shop.
- Continuously improve and upgrade Shop practices, equipment, and
tooling to align with manufacturing and industry best
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise Student Assistants and
hourly workers in the Shop. Collaborate with the Labriola
Innovation Hub Director and Makerspace Operations Manager in
creating an inclusive and accessible culture within the Labriola
Innovation Hub for all student staff and student users.
- Manage priority of use and workflow on the Shop floor at times
of high usage.
- Act as liaison with Mines Facilities to ensure functionality of
shop infrastructure, to include plumbing, electrical, and air
- Implement a safe and environmentally reasonable material
recycling and waste disposal plan. Manage large material storage in
the Labriola Innovation Hub
- Manage gas resources for shop support (i.e., purchasing, refill
orders, and storage).
Other duties as assigned – 5% (Non-Essential)
- Collaborate with Labriola Innovation Hub Director, Makerspace
Manager, and Mines faculty on a regular basis to coordinate Shop
support of coursework in undergraduate curriculum. Coordinate and
collaborate with the Shop Managers in Mechanical Engineering and
Physics Departments on shop training modules.
- Support the delivery of instructional material for courses such
as EDNS 151 Cornerstone Design, EDNS 291 Design Unleashed, Innov8x,
and EDNS491/492 Capstone Senior Design. Support other undergraduate
design courses as needed.
- Assist students and faculty with class projects and Capstone
Senior Design projects.
- Establish and enact protocol for drawing reviews to allow for
major equipment usage.
- Troubleshoot and review student CAD drawings,
MasterCAM/Fusion360 programs, and G-code conversions for
- Coordinate and collaborate with faculty and staff to acquire
state of the art equipment and technology in support of the
undergraduate curriculum and Labriola Innovation Hub programs.
- Support grant or proposal writing efforts to support Shop
and/or Labriola Innovation Hub initiatives.
- Establish and maintain relationships with industry, government,
and academic partners in support of Department efforts to develop
collaborative relationships with industry partners.
this position may be assigned other duties needed to help drive to
the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold Mines’ and the
Department’s organizational values.
Minimum qualifications include:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, or closely
related field plus at least 5 years industry experience OR an AAS
degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, or
related field plus at least 7 years industry experience.
- At least two years of instructional experience in an
engineering/applied science setting.
- At least five years of hands-on experience in manufacturing,
manual and computer-aided machining, computer aided design (CAD),
geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), TIG and MIG
welding, and manufacturing equipment operations and
- Demonstrated and documented SolidWorks skills; must be able to
pass CSWA exam.
- Demonstrated and documented experience in generating G-code
from CAD drawings using MasterCAM, Fusion360 or similar.
- Demonstrated experience in managing undergraduate or graduate
student workers and student team projects.
- Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; must be able to navigate
and operate in shared drives (i.e., Google Drive, Microsoft
- Physically able to perform strenuous physical labor including
occasional heavy lifting and standing for 6+ hours a day.
About Mines & Golden, CO
- Demonstrated experience using Canvas or other Learning
Management System for training and teaching.
When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.
Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving
the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related
to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with
specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have
continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society.
Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation,
recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in
science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World
Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem
solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and
continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the
strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM
students of all backgrounds.
At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in
new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources,
quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently
classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by
Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of
our size .
Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where
you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating
the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who
values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different
perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and
Look to Mines.
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal
opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of
its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its
efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with
federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations,
executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent
discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the
Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of
inequity or concerns for safety.
Annual Rate and Benefits
$90,000 - $95,000
In addition to the amazing benefits mentioned below, Mines
continues to show its dedication to its employees by offering an
11% employee contribution through our Mines Defined Contribution
Plan and an incredible 12% employer contribution with immediate
100% vesting for our Administrative Faculty positions!
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through
the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home
games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center
(fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment
rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee
Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming
soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about
benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits
How to Apply
*The closing date for this posting has been extended until Monday,
November 6, 2023
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references, veteran
status) and are required to upload a CV and a cover
. References will not be collected or contacted until
later in the selection process and the candidate will be informed
before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you
will enjoy your career with us!