AREA 59 Manager

Gillette, Wyoming
Dependent upon qualifications
Aug 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Other Technology Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

The Manager of the Gillette College Center for Innovation and Fabrication (AREA 59) is responsible for all aspects of operations with particular emphasis on the business operation of the Center.  Reporting to the Dean of Career and Technical Education, the manager directs the efforts supporting the practice and process of computer technologies, and the principals and practices of the skilled trades at the Center.  This individual manages AREA 59 and those areas designated for the design, construction, manufacture, fabrication, and collaboration and exploration systems.  The Manager is responsible for the equipment, technologies, and materials at these facilities and works with the lead technical faculty and other faculty and programs across the college campus to support students with the design, development, and implementation of projects.

The Manager supports and participates in the development and delivery of the array of courses (credit and non-credit), competitions, and is responsible for all training and compliance matters related to the use of the Center's workshops and fabrication and research laboratories, including but not limited to mandatory safety training on equipment and tools.

The position is full time and may require some weekend and evening hours during the year.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

  • Oversees the shop monitor program, which includes recruitment, training, and general supervision of student employees who work in the lab and shop.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

  • Strong building and model-making skills, as well as basic construction and shop skills.
  • Knowledge of STEM concepts as they pertain to the education, training, and instruction of individuals of a variety of ages.
  • Knowledge and practice of safe work practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in some, if not all, of the following areas: cabinetry, construction, fabrication, manufacturing, digital electronics, electricity, drafting, architecture, digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, robotics, computer programing, and CNC programing and operations, industrial design,  (laser cutting, CNC programing/cutting, etc.), material handling, and OSHA standards.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to communicate well orally and in writing, and to work effectively with the faculty, students, staff, and members of the community with tact, discretion, and courtesy.
  • Must be well-organized, flexible, and able to work in diverse situations.  Able to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, problem solve, and provide high quality support to faculty, staff, and students and programs.
  • Knowledge in performing routine maintenance and oversight of a working lab.
  • Experience and ability to supervise student workers.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in any career and technical related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Driver's license. CDL preferred.
  • Significant experience using and/or managing digital fabrication tools and equipment in a workshop environment, preferably within an academic or research setting
  • Experience working in a fabrication lab or other maker facility preferred.
  • Dedicated work experience in such fabrication technologies as 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, and robotic arms.
  • Experience training individuals in the use of digital fabrication systems preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform with a high degree of concentration, requiring acute hand/eye coordination, and to lift 50 pounds or more.
  • Occasionally night and weekend work is required.

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid;  .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • 20 days paid annual leave
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • 16 paid holidays per year
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center and walking track
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.

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