Textile Studio and Lab Technician
Position Number: 00106848
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates programs that approach science from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Current academic and research programs deliver knowledge that informs global textile supply chains based on inputs from chemistry, design, engineering, management and marketing. Areas of emphasis include: brand management, color science and chemistry, composites, fashion design, fibers, forensics, medical textiles, nano-textiles, nonwovens, polymer science, protective clothing, smart textiles, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation textiles and textile design. The College currently serves a diverse population, including approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, 220 graduate students, 60 full-time faculty members, 20 visiting scholars & post-docs, and 80 technical and administrative staff members. Located on NC State's Centennial Campus, the College is recognized globally as a model for integrating the traditional university academics and the activities of research institutes into a unified model. Significant features of the COT include: The Nonwovens Institute, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, and the Zeis Textiles Extension Department. Due to these resources, the College offers a full range of operational manufacturing capabilities, from synthesizing new polymers and producing nanofibers to making textile-based end products. The College is comprised of two academic departments: The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. The two departments offer bachelor's degrees in Fashion and Textile Management, Fashion and Textile Design, Textile Technology, Polymer and Color Chemistry, and Textile Engineering. At the graduate level, the two departments offer a combined four master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. The College's degree programs constantly evolve to provide classroom experiences that address the changing needs of industry and society. TATM Department The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management students, faculty and staff partner with industry, government and nonprofit partners to solve grand challenges in the textiles enterprise. Our more than 650 high-performing undergraduate and graduate students apply what they learn in the real world by industry-based education focusing on textile and fashion management and design, conducting research and completing internships to prepare for leadership positions in the global marketplace. This enriching experiential education ensures they graduate ready to lead the workforce, confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently rates as one of the best values and most impactful higher education institutions. The TATM Department will foster an inspiring, student-centered, learning and research environment to shape the world of fashion and textile design, and textile management.
Essential Job Duties: The TATM Lab Technician is part of a team tasked with the installation, operation, maintenance and training of specialty textile product development technologies such as computer controlled looms, laser cutting/etching, electronically-controlled flat-bed knitting machines, hand-held knitting machines, embroidery machines, and hand screen printing equipment, maintenance related tasks such as moving furniture, moving/configuring labs, and building display and lab equipment. The TATM Technician provides technical support services to the students and faculty in the Textile and Apparel, Technology, and Management (TATM) department in the College of Textiles. The TATM Technician assists with the operation and maintenance of lab equipment and space. Additionally, the TATM Technician may assist the senior level technician with technologies such as maintenance of sewing machines, automatic cutters, and digital printers.
Department Required Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and the general public and understand verbal and written instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters. Must have good verbal and written communication skills Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds frequently, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with textile product development and manufacturing, operation of hand and power looms and knitting machines, embroidery, digital and screen printing and/or laser cutting. Bachelor's degree in textile or textile related field or equivalent experience. At least three years of experience in weaving operations. Knowledge of knitting and digital printing machine repair and maintenance. Experience with writing technical reports, and/or safety plans.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: NA
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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