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Production Technician-Temporary (71104)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Production Technician-Temporary (71104)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

AquaSteady is a water-absorbent hydrogel made from seaweed. It helps farmers enhance soil fertility and water retention to protect crops from drought and reduced irrigation. AquaSteady is a cross-disciplinary, multi-establishment research initiative with Phase II funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator. We're seeking an experienced Production Technician to oversee the hydrogel production in the Pratt Institute labs.

Objectives of this role
  • Maintain production schedule for on-time completion
  • Take an active role in planning production workflow and equipment
  • Identify and address key concerns that may alter or impact the production schedule
  • Monitoring and maintaining work safety, order in the production space, and good conditions of equipment
  • Planning and managing supplies orders
  • Oversee shipping schedule for on-time delivery to our research partners

  • Monitor and assist with production in the lab
  • Partner with the design team on product development
  • Provide status reports to Principal Investigator and Project Manager
  • Assist in designing an efficient production workflow
  • Work to establish a physical and digital inventory of materials, supplies, and product
  • Monitor Graduate Assistants and other production assistants
  • Troubleshoot equipment-related issues
  • Oversee shipping and receiving of materials with partner institutions
  • Assist with liaising between the internal team and outside contractors to design automated production
  • Meet established deadlines
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are met

This is a full-time temporary position.

35 hours per week until November 30, 2024, can be renewable for up to 2 years, contingent on grant funding. This L153 Clerical/Technical position is contingent on budgetary approval and is 100% grant-funded.

  • Two or more years of experience in a production or product-management role
  • Ability to work effectively within a team

Preferred skills and qualifications
  • Experience in production, manufacturing, operations, or related field
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Suite
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $60,000 - 65,000/year. The position will be onsite 5 days/wk.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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