University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Duties: Operate and maintain digital fabrication equipment including CNC mills, laser cutters and 3D printers. Operate and maintain traditional fabrication equipment for all phases of woodworking and machining. Provide individualized instruction in digital fabrication strategies, software programming, and digital fabrication. Teach and train students and faculty on traditional fabrication techniques and equipment, including woodworking, metalworking and machining. Supervise one or more part-time hourly paid employees. Maintain all Lab equipment according to schedule and to manufacturers specifications, including general maintenance, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and tooling and parts purchases. Maintain all aspects of a safe working environment in adherence to established safety rules and common practice consistent with an educational setting. Maintain proficiency through continued education in current fabrication technologies. Maintain proficiency through continued education in current fabrication technologies.

Qualifications: Associate s Degree and two years of experience in digital fabrication, woodworking, and machining, preferably in an educational setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required Bachelor s or Master s preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhinocerous, MasterCAM, and Adobe Illustrator required. Must possess creative and diverse problem solving skills related to CAD/CAM and traditional fabrication. Excellent communication skills required. Must be able to work directly with students, faculty and department chairs.

Reference Number: 33-30931

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Design Fabrication Laboratory

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: 7-Technical Craft


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3451 Walnut Street

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