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Foundation Technician (71104)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Foundation Technician (71104)

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute is seeking a Foundation Technician who is a creative problem solver with excellent communication, technical, and organizational skills to support the analog and digital facilities for the Foundation Department. The successful candidate will assist in the day-to-day operation of 15 studio classrooms, material and tool storage spaces, and create and manage systems to check out digital equipment. This position supports students and faculty through instruction in the use of tools and equipment, including basic wood and plaster shop hand tools, equipment, techniques, and safety standards and protocols. Working collaboratively with other foundation technicians and with the support and management of student workers, the Foundation Operations manager, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate for this position will support the use and maintenance of equipment and facilities, ensuring best practices for a well-rounded foundation education.

If you can demonstrate the ability to operate and oversee the use of analog and digital equipment and spaces, with experience collaborating in an educational or creative environment, we want to hear from you!

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Organization and oversight of Foundation Department material storage and tool spaces; help devise and implement a system for shared resources, supplies, tools, and equipment between all courses in Foundation.
  • Serve as a weekend technician in Woodshop, ensuring proper equipment use and safety. Demonstrate use of hand tools for students in Foundation, keeping an ongoing inventory of all tools and supplies; work with current inventories to update, revise and make accessible to departments.
  • Working with other foundation technicians, establish cleaning, maintenance, and safety protocols and make recommendations for shop and lab improvements to the Foundation Operations Manager.
  • Communicate regularly with Faculty for day-to-day facility concerns, and troubleshoot basic technical issues, including teaching stations, printers, and connectivity.

This is an in-person, on-the-ground position, with hours Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The position will involve the support of shops and tools in multiple spaces and will require monitoring and surveying spaces in various locations on the Brooklyn campus.

This is an OPEIU Local 153 Technical position.

Application review will begin November 10th 2021. For best consideration, please apply by that date.

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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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