Under the direction of a senior technician and/or manager, the Model Shop Technician performs a variety of skilled work involving wood, plastics, and fabrics. The Technician operates machinery and computerized equipment to provide instructional safety demonstrations, product fabrication assistance, and 3D digital output services. Other duties include maintenance of machines and overall shop cleanliness; inventorying of equipment/supplies; and adherence and enforcement of safety policies and protocols. This position reports directly to the Model Shop Manager.
•Provides students and/or faculty with technical assistance and/or guidance in the operation of general wood shop equipment, vacuum former, 3D printers, laser cutters, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.
• Assists with the ongoing digital output submission “queue” which includes: file review/changes, file processing, printer/cutter prep, print/cut initiation, post print/cut work.
• Performs safety demonstrations and enforces proper shop, 3D output, and CNC equipment protocols and procedures. May help identify additional training which would benefit students and/or faculty.
• Assists students and/or faculty to design, fabricate, and/or adapt parts for classroom projects. Assists students and/or faculty with operation of tools, 3D output and CNC equipment while in the shop and ensures adherence to internal operating policies and procedures and external regulations (i.e., OSHA operating standards.)
• Operates specialized hand and power tools, 3D output and CNC equipment in accordance with health and safety regulations. Inspects, monitors, and/or repairs general machine shop equipment to keep in proper working order. Maintains and services tools as needed. Makes recommendations on new and replacement equipment to upper management.
• Maintains inventory of frequently used supplies. Helps maintain accurate shop records. Checks tools in and out to students and faculty.
• Promotes and maintains a safe, clean, and organized working environment for self and others. Cleans up job site following work completion.
• Attends departmental meetings, trainings, and workshops to maintain currency with and understanding of all policies and procedures related to the Shop, the College, and other outside regulatory agencies.
• Maintains current knowledge and best practices on new tools, equipment, and technological advances.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Fine Arts or related field) or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education. A minimum of 2 years work experience in a lab/shop environment is required. Knowledge of Illustrator and Rhino software is required. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required. Individual must be able to lift up-to 30lbs without accommodations.
Advanced woodworking skills are preferred.
Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.
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