In Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE), faculty members, researchers, and students are revolutionizing focus areas in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, product design, and robotics. In addition, they are using their expertise in interdisciplinary research centers across the university.
We are seeking a a weekend shift (Saturday and Sunday), from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fabrication Instructor for prototyping facilities that are a focal point for education and research activities within the college and across the university. Facilities personnel, consisting of four full time professional staff and numerous student workers, currently train hundreds of student users per year in 3D printing, laser cutting, manual machining, and CNC machining. These numbers are expected to grow as new areas come on line and the broader university community gains access to these facilities. In addition to skills training, personnel teach design-build skills by helping students convert an idea into a physical prototype that is testable by the intended user and designed for manufacture. During the academic year, the facilities have extensive open hours, which includes evenings and weekends, to support student projects for courses, clubs, entrepreneurial, and extra-curricular activities.
You will help students work through issues such as part geometry, selection of materials, tolerances, and more. Prototyping is supported through the integration of a computer cluster, traditional machine shop, and rapid fabrication lab that are located adjacent to each other, and staff frequently support student activities across all areas.
Core responsibilities include:
Supervising student use of woodworking facility.
Instructing, mentoring, and supervising 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
Teaching and mentoring students in the safe and effective use of wood shop equipment including table saws, miter saws, panel saws, band saws, belt sanders, routers, planers and hand tools.
Delivering training programs and programmatic activities in the areas of fabrication tools and equipment
Monitoring student shop open hours to ensure safe operation of equipment, to provide additional skills instruction, and to advise on component design and construction
Helping students fabricate their own apparatus for course and extra-curricular projects
Providing design and prototyping advice to students, faculty, and staff engaged in academic, club, entrepreneurial, extra-curricular design-build projects
Fabricating parts, assemblies, and experimental equipment to support campus research activities
Chipping in to the management, maintenance, and operation of both student and professional shops to ensure a safe and efficient work environment
Safely performing multiple duties, switching tasks as necessary to meet demand
Working with students, faculty, and staff in outreach activities.
Associates degree required. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or closely related discipline preferred
Two or more years of relevant full-time experience working in a professional fabrication facility
Expertise in the use of various prototyping equipment. Proficiency including but not limited to: 3D printers, laser cutters, hand tools, power tools, manual milling machines, and CNC milling machines
Experience using CAD (Solidworks) and familiarity with CAM (MasterCam) software
Experience in designing components for fabrication and/or manufacture
Experience instructing and working with students in both formal and informal settings to train them to safely and effectively use of rapid prototyping equipment and machine tools preferred
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the College of Engineering. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Passion for working closely with a diverse student body
Experience working in a college/university environment
A proven commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
Ability to safely prioritize work and to multitask duties when several are necessary simultaneously
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Faculty / Instruction
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Part Time
Organization: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014199
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.