Fabrication Lab Supervisor
Division: School of Architecture & Design
# of Openings: 1
Position Type: Staff
Type: Regular Full-Time
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The School of Architecture and Design at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) invites applications for the position of Fabrication Lab Supervisor.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of the operations of an integrated analog and digital fabrication lab in Manhattan, NYC. A degree in architecture or a related field and at least 1-3 years of fabrication experience in academic and/or professional settings are required. The Supervisor will report to the Director of Digital Technologies and Fabrication, collaborate with NYIT faculty and administrators, and assist in installing, maintaining, and continually improving equipment for a newly renovated state-of-the-art robotics and digital fabrication lab.
Preferred qualifications include experience operating a wood shop and the following digital fabrication systems: 3D printing, CNC milling and CAM, laser cutting, and vacuum forming. The ideal candidate will have experience using and repairing woodworking equipment, creatively integrating traditional analog fabrication methods with emerging digital techniques and operating and working with traditional shop equipment such as table saw, panel saw, band saw, and basic hand tools. The position requires excellent communication skills, 20/20 vision (naturally or with correction), and the ability to lift equipment and materials.
- Reporting to the Director of Digital Technologies and Fabrication, this position will be responsible for the daily operations of an integrated analog and digital fabrication shop at our NYC Campus, with the required flexibility to travel to the Old Westbury as needed.
- Be the primary technician for the Wood Shop and Laser, CNC and 3D printing labs.
- Collaborate with NYIT faculty and administrators and assist in installing, maintaining, and continually improving equipment for a state-of-the-art wood shop and digital fabrication lab.
- Administration of safety procedures and their coordination with other NYIT administrative units including the implementation of operation procedures (OP) and Machine Safety Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Assist with technology budgets and reports in addition to fabrication lab policies, procedures, tutorials, and purchases.
- Hire, train and supervise student staff in the interest of advancing a culture of experimental making.
- Researching and experimenting with the capabilities of traditional wood shop tools, digital tools, and various combined methods.
- Manage online queue of student printing and cutting submissions for staff-run equipment.
- Organize software & hardware updates as needed.
- Organize equipment-use demonstrations and orientations for students and faculty.
- Create clear, accurate, user-friendly documentation/tutorials for all equipment.
- Exploring and experimenting with the capabilities of digital tools and methods.
- Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or a related field and 1-3 years of experience in fabrication in an academic and/or professional settings
- Experience operating two or more of the following digital fabrication systems: 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, and vacuum forming.
- Experience with CAD/CAM programming; Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator.
- Experience using and repairing woodworking equipment and have the ability to creatively integrate traditional analog fabrication methods with emerging digital techniques.
- Experience using, installing, and maintaining software for 3D modeling, CNC, and/or Arduino systems is also beneficial.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lift heavy equipment and materials.
- Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends.
- Ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary manner from concept to fabrication.
Required Application Materials:
- Cover letter
- Work Samples (PDF format, 10mb or smaller)
- Contact information for 3 references
New York Institute of Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits program inclusive of generous paid time off, holidays, tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer contributions.
New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer.