Lab Coordinator - Fabrication Support
About the Opportunity
The Fabrication Lab Support Coordinator will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Creative Technology Lab and other makerspaces within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). This position reports to the CAMD Makerspace Manager within the Media Studios Organization in CAMD. They will assist with the installation, maintenance, and instruction for safe use of all equipment, technology, and machinery in a fabrication lab setting which includes textile fabrication, wearable computing, soldering, electronics, physical computing, 3D printing, and robotics. This position will assist in the management, coordination, and training of a team of student staff to supervise all open hours of these facilities, and they will directly supervise various weekly open hours. They will conduct lab safety training and orientations on fabrication-oriented skills both in response to curricular needs as well as in their own areas of making expertise. They will work closely with the CAMD Makerspace Manager to ensure all practices are in compliance with university safety policies. They will frequently work with faculty, staff, and students as necessary for effective operation of equipment, software, and machinery, as well as for instruction, course projects, and research. They will assist with machinery repair and/or schedule repair and maintenance of machinery. This is a student-facing role, so they must be available during classes for problem solving and training faculty, staff, and students as appropriate. They will provide support to departments for special events that rely on CAMD's Makerspace infrastructure. They will assist the Makerspace Manager to track and updates lab inventory. They will complete other fabrication or instructional related projects/duties as needed, and as delegated by the Makerspace Manager. This role may grow to oversee additional creative technology labs in CAMD's footprint. This position is required to work outside regular working hours on an infrequent basis as needed for maintenance, training, supervision, admissions, and outreach.
Bachelor's degree in Art, Design, Engineering, or related field required; or 3 years of experience as lead staff in a makerspace or fabrication lab environment. Experience with textile fabrication, soldering, and 3D printing is essential. The candidate must have strong problem-solving, organization, and communication skills, a resolute orientation to safety practices, and be able to work independently. The ability to lift 50 lbs. is a necessity.
Experience with Adobe Illustrator and textile fabrication software is a plus.
We encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Creative Tech Lab and other makerspaces within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). Assist with the installation, instruction, maintenance, repair, and safe use of all equipment, technology, and machinery in a maker space setting including textile fabrication, wearable computing, soldering, electronics, physical computing, 3D printing, and robotics.
Assist in the management, coordination, scheduling, and training of a team of student staff to supervise all open hours of facilities, and personally supervise weekly open lab hours. (25%)
Conduct safety trainings, orientations, and workshops on foundation and fabrication-oriented skills both in response to curricular needs as well as in their own specialty. (20%)
Edit, refine, and create instructional content to support the CAMD community in the areas of textile fabrication, physical computing, electronics, soldering, wearable computing, and robotics. (15%)
Assist with, or make updates to, safety policies, lab inventories, and compliance documentation. (10%)
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
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