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Analog Fabrication Technician (71104)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
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Apr 19, 2022

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Analog Fabrication Technician (71104)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute seeks a full-time Analog Fabrication Technician (Analog Tech) to support the School of Design's Production Labs, located on Pratt's Brooklyn campus. Reporting to the Director of Production Labs, the Analog Tech is a highly motivated educator/maker with excellent communication, technical, and organizational skills, with the ability to support day-to-day operations of the School of Design Shop facility, an active 5,000-square-foot fabrication shop including woodworking, cold forming of metals, plastic fabrication and casting, assembly, and application of finishes. The Analog Tech will provide students and faculty with guidance, instruction, and technical support, while upholding the highest safety standards and ensuring the implementation of policies and procedures that ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

As a member of the School of Design's Production Labs, the Analog Fabrication Technician will join an interdisciplinary team of design educators committed to fostering a welcoming, safe, creative, and robust culture of making, providing students with practical technical experience that will guide their design practice in and beyond their time at Pratt.

On a typical day, you will be required to:
  • Oversee the set-up, daily use, maintenance, and repair of equipment, ensuring safe, clean, and optimal working conditions.
  • Partner with other Technicians and faculty to provide instruction and technical support, including Shop Safety certification instruction, and as-needed workshops and class demonstrations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student employees to support day-to-day operations of the Shop including usage statics, tool library support, providing peer instruction, and various projects as needed.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of Shop policies, procedures, and facility, including the creation and revision of clear, accessible, and up-to-date signage and instructional materials and web page content.
  • Perform all other related tasks as assigned and adapt to changes and evolving needs of a higher education work environment.

This is an OPEIU Local 153 Technical Position. Salary is $51,843/Annual + generous benefits.

Education: BA/BFA in related field (Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Art, Sculpture) or relevant combination of education and work experience.

Experience: Three years of experience working with students in a shop/fabrication environment.

Skills: Extensive knowledge of a wide range of tools and fabrication techniques in wood, metal, and foam.

Other: Evening and weekend work required during fall and spring semesters.

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Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities 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, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement, the Pratt Center K-12, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research.

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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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