Come work with us at Sears think[box] — a 50,000 square foot makerspace and innovation center at Case Western Reserve University. We are looking for someone with experience in metalworking, woodworking, and design to help run our shop.
Working with a high degree of independence and under the general direction of the Director of Design and Manufacturing, to assist in the management floors 4 and 5 of Sears think[box] – including a wood and metal fabrication workshop (floor 4), and project space and design studio (floor 5). Provide design and manufacturing expertise, mentoring and technical support to students, faculty and staff. Create and deliver training programs and programmatic activities in the areas of design (CAD/CAM/CAE) as well as digital and manual fabrication, including manual and computer controlled lathes, milling machines, manual surface grinders, drill presses, MIG/TIG welding, and digital prototyping equipment including a ShopBot and waterjet cutter. Perform routine maintenance on machines where applicable, and manage inventory for consumables and supplies. Formulate, document and enforce access, safety and training policies. Develop and implement innovative design/make/validate STEM activities and workshops both at the collegiate and secondary grades 8 to 12 levels.
* Design and Fabrication Engineering (60%): Provide design/manufacturing expertise, mentor and provide technical guidance to a variety of students engaged in academic, research, entrepreneurial, and extra-curricular design/build projects. Provide expertise to faculty in developing design/make/validate projects. Develop, validate, implement and maintain training material, procedures, tutorials, study guides, quizzes, in-person classes, on the safe use of Sears think[box] equipment, machinery and processes.
* Maintenance and Inventory Control (10%): Develop and implement an effective and efficient routine maintenance system, including daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tasks.
* Policy Development and Implementation (10%): Oversee and ensure a safe working environment; maintain safe operating procedures for all workshop equipment and processes.
* Student Staff Management (20%): Recruit, train, and manage student workers necessary to staff the fabrication and projects floors of think[box] to provide open access to equipment and machines during think[box] posted open hours.
* Experience: 3 to 5 years related experience; prefer experience in a college/university or non-profit setting.
* Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and project management skills.
* Proven record of successfully developing, managing and assessing ‘Design/Make/Validate’ projects.
* Experience with a variety of manual and computer-controlled fabrication machines and equipment, including, but not limited to: manual lathes/milling/grinding machines, CNC lathe/milling machines, rapid prototyping processes, and standard manual machine and bench tools.
* Ability to engage and motivate students from multiple backgrounds (art, music, engineering, science) engaged in design/build/validate projects
* Experience with the application of computer-aided-design (CAD), computer-aided analysis (CAE), and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software systems.A working knowledge of SolidWorks design and manufacturing software would be an advantage.
* Experience with using basic woodworking processes and machinery would be an advantage.
* Ability to explain/demonstrate manufacturing workshop skills.
* Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required to provide coverage primarily for the Sears think[box] ‘makerspaces’
* A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
* Excellent organizational skills, open to direction and a commitment to get the job done.
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