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The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio is an immersive, hands-on learning environment with approximately 7,000 square feet of space in the SME building. This includes instructional and research classrooms, and a 3,500 square foot maker space that is equipped with prototyping equipment and tools. EnVision is an integral component of the E4 Initiative of the Jacobs School of Engineering, and supports up to 15 different classes from all departments in engineering and the visual arts department of Arts and Humanities. Undergraduate and graduate students use the space to build a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and art projects.
The incumbent provides technical and lab support of the ongoing operation and maintenance of The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio, located in the Structural Materials and Engineering building (SME). The position works closely with the undergraduate and graduate engineering and visual arts students that use the space.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the routine maintenance of equipment in shops, labs, and teaching classrooms associated with EnVision. Assist in the organization, planning and construction of facilities and special equipment and furnishings. Monitor and instruct proper use of tools and machinery. Maintain current compliance with EH&S and OSHA requirements pertaining to user safety. Organize and conduct classes in the safe operation of machines, equipment, and shop practices and the material processes related to them.
The position will help establish and maintain media and branding for EnVision and the E4 initiative, including leading tours for guests of the space.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Two (2) years of college work with courses in engineering or a related field, and one (1) year of related experience; or graduation from high school and two (2) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with laboratory safety. Knowledge of personal protective equipment.
Demonstrated skills in evaluating usefulness and serviceability of furniture and equipment.
Knowledge of design and construction of specialized laboratory equipment and furniture and renovations.
Knowledge of equipment maintenance scheduling and repair procedures.
Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff on a congenial basis to establish a good working and learning environment for classes and in labs/shops.
Ability to provide high level of customer service to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of students, faculty and staff, and to effectively interact with diverse populations with professionalism, tact, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated experience and skill in communicating and training people with a non-technical, non-production background.
Skill in following basic instructions and providing input and feedback as required.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Strong attention to detail.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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