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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia

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Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Bridgewater College is expanding its fabrication and machining lab facilities in support of its new Engineering major and seeks an experienced prototyping and fabrication machinist to manage these facilities.  This full-time position includes responsibilities for all aspects of the student experience in our fabrication lab and includes teaching courses with a design and fabrication focus, as well as managing student use of fabrication facilities and equipment.  The position will start by August 2023 but the start date is flexible.




The primary responsibilities for this position include management of all aspects of an effective fabrication facility that supports students in the engineering program as well as instructing students in courses and labs.  Job duties include but are not limited to:


  • Teaching courses or laboratories in engineering design courses at the introductory level and upper level. Acquire, set up, and test equipment for fabrication spaces and engineering labs. Maintain, repair, and replace equipment as needed. Track inventory, upkeep and repair expenses, and capital spending for labs and fabrication spaces. Train students and faculty in the safe use of machining, fabrication, and other equipment. Create and maintain standards for operating procedures for equipment, including safety procedures Supervise student assistants and interns who have responsibilities in laboratories and fabrication spaces Manage the day-to-day operations of fabrication labs and spaces



  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred 5+ years of training or experience in machining and fabrication preferred Teaching experience at the undergraduate level preferred Experience with Solidworks, CAD and/or other design software required Experience with fabrication and machining process and equipment required

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents. 


MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1500 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as a teacher and scholar. 


GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.




APPLY:  Please complete the online application at, attaching a cover letter, cv, or resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three references willing to submit letters on your behalf.  Applicants should describe any experience they have working with students in an engineering program or other learning environment in their cover letters.


DEADLINE:  Applications submitted by April 10, 2023, will be given full consideration. 


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Dr. Philip Spickler at .


COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any characteristic protected by law.




ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:


Annual Security Report


To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761


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