Manage student fabrication facilities in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Responsibilities include:
Both formally and informally teach, mentor, and supervise students in the safe and effective use of prototyping equipment including but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, hand tools, power tools, manual milling machines, and CNC milling machines;
Deliver training programs and programmatic activities in the areas of fabrication tools and equipment;
Monitor student shop open hours to ensure safe operation of equipment, to provide additional skills instruction, and to advise on component design and construction;
Help students fabricate their own apparatus for course and extracurricular projects;
Provide design and prototyping advice to students, faculty, and staff engaged in academic, club, entrepreneurial, and extracurricular design-build projects;
Fabricate parts, assemblies, and experimental equipment to support campus research activities;
Contribute to the management, maintenance, and operation of both student and professional shops to ensure a safe and efficient work environment;
Safely perform multiple duties, switching tasks as necessary to meet demand;
Have a passion to work closely with a diverse student body; and
Working with students, faculty, and staff in outreach activities.
Reports to the Staff Director of the MakerEcosystem. Works closely under the advisement of the Faculty Director.
Supervise student workers to fulfill the educational and research missions of the facilities.
75% Teach, mentor, and supervise students in the safe and effective use of various prototyping equipment in fabrication facilities. Deliver training programs and programmatic activities in the areas including but not limited to: rapid prototyping and traditional machining. Monitor student shop open hours to ensure safe operation of equipment, provide additional skills instruction, and advise on component design and construction. Enforce access and safety protocols for tools and equipment use. Provide design-prototyping expertise, mentorship and technical guidance to a variety of students engaged in academic, club, entrepreneurial, and extracurricular design-build projects. Work with students, faculty, and staff in outreach activities.
10% Conduct improvement and maintenance projects. Maintain equipment, tools, stock, and materials. Maintain record of work orders, log book of jobs, and filing for future reference.
10% Professional work fabricating parts, assemblies, testing, and research apparatus. Provide design and prototyping expertise to students, faculty, and staff engaged in research projects
5% Other duties as assigned
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.