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Production Labs Technician (71104)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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Production Labs Technician (71104)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute is seeking candidates for a full-time Technician position within the School of Design's Production Labs.

Reporting to the Director of Production Labs, the Production Labs Technician will support the day-to-day operations of a diverse educational fabrication facility serving the School's curricular needs. The Technician is a highly motivated educator and maker, with expertise in digital rapid prototyping technology, including laser cutting, 3D printing, and CNC milling.

The ideal candidate will have experience with a range of fabrication methods and materials, and at least some experience with traditional woodworking. The technician will join an interdisciplinary team of educators committed to fostering a safe, innovative, and collaborative culture of making, and will provide students and faculty with practical technical support that will guide their practice in and beyond their time at Pratt.

On a typical day, you will be required to:
  • Oversee the safe operation, set-up, inspection, and maintenance of equipment and tools, performing troubleshooting relating to the repair and installation for shop equipment and technologies.
  • Supervise daily student and faculty work in the shop and its related satellite resources, providing technical guidance and support for faculty teaching in the shop.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student employees in the safe handling and basic operation of shop equipment and tools.
  • Support the Production Lab's delivery of non-credit instruction, conducting shop safety certifications, regular demos, and participating in workshop coordination and development.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of training materials, procedures, policies, and services to be used by student employees, student users, as well as staff and faculty working in the shop.
  • Support the continuous improvement of resources and facilities, performing research and making recommendations to keep current with technological developments within the field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience required. Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant certificate of fitness or safety license.

  • Minimum of five years related experience working in a shop or fabrication environment. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience supervising student employees.

  • Thorough knowledge of a wide range of tools and fabrication techniques in wood, metal, plastic, and foam, and expertise in at least one of the following: laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC milling.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience with one or more of the following: woodworking, cold forming of metals, plastic modeling and casting, and application of finishes.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students and staff, as well as demonstrate intercultural competence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while also working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Other: Ability to work a non-traditional schedule: regular weekend work during spring and fall semesters; occasional overtime may be required.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging from $59,000 to $72,000.

This is a union-represented OPEIU LOCAL 153 Technical position.

This position will be onsite 5 days a week.

Generous Benefits:
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Program
  • Summer hours Exchange
  • 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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