Job Description:

The School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a motivated individual as the Manager for the recently created Digital Fabrication Lab. The Digital Fabrication Lab (dFAB) is a world-class ‘hands-on’ rapid prototyping facility that enables students and faculty to utilize digital design, manufacturing and communication technologies. dFAB consists of CAD/CAM computer controlled equipment that allows for laser cutting, 3-axis cnc routing, 3D printing and vacuum forming. The Manager is responsible for daily operation and upkeep of the equipment + the lab and will occasionally execute the fabrication of various components based on the designs and drawings of others. Also responsible for instructing students, faculty and staff in the proper and safe use of various tools and equipment, ordering, receiving and managing shop inventory as well as managing and training part time student monitors.

Minimum Requirements

Associates degree or two years apprenticeship in a related trade or equivalent combination of training and experience; Experience with digital workflows and with two and three-dimensional digital modeling. CAD/CAM experience desired; Ability to properly perform all phases of set-up and equipment operation, including holding specified tolerances; ability to interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization; able to read blue prints, mechanical drawings, electronic files and other job specifications; able to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; required to have reasoning and problem solving skills as well as excellent communication skills; Requires wide range of mobility, i.e., ability to stoop, reach, bend at waist, grasp and pick up objects, maneuver in cramped areas, perform minor repairs to equipment, stand for long periods of time, lift and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs; May be exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals, etc. as well as exposed to noise and dust in the shop. Equipment operated has various moving parts and must be operated following all safety procedures; Ability to prioritize work, ability to work on several tasks simultaneously; ability to pay strict attention to lab protocol; ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people; Given that the manager will interact with students on a daily basis, applicants must be engaging and possess strong social and problem solving skills ;

Preferred Requirements

Undergraduate Degree in a related field; Experience with rapid prototyping software and hardware tools. Woodworking shop experience, preferably in an academic or research setting. Experience with CAD/CAM workflows including the use of G-Code; Software – AutoCad, Rhino, MasterCam, Visual Mill. Hardware – CNC machining, vacuum forming, 3d printing.

Posting #: 4984
Job Title: Digital Fabrication Lab Manager
Division: CFA
Department: ARCHITECTURE
Job Grade: 57
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Job Classification Code: 4702
FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time
Location: 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890 United States

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