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Supervisor, Shop

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Facilities Management
Supervisor, Shop

Job ID: 242847
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Facilitates the operation of the woodshop lab, trains and supervises students on safety procedures for shop equipment and tools. Mentors students in the fabrication of models or projects of their designs. Ensures programming and proper operation of CNC router equipment and routine maintenance and repair of shop equipment.

1. Mentors students on constructing complex models or projects from their designs

2. Trains and supervises students in the safe operation of shop equipment

3. Performs independent and complex maintenance work including detection and correction of mechanical failures

4. Responsible for the set up and tear down of the shop work areas for various class needs

5. Maintains inventory of materials and supplies

6. Ensures equipment is operational and safety devices are working for students

7. Uses P-Card to order parts and supplies on approval

8. Ensures compliance with all lab regulations

9. Develops and updates shop guides for student use

10. Designates tasks for student assistants to support shop operation

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Four (4) years relevant experience in woodworking or related field

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree from accredited institution of higher education in related field
Previous experience with woodworking equipment and joinery, or model building
Experience constructing objects with various materials
Experience teaching technical topics for hands on equipment operation

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade: Non-exempt 19

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to use woodworking machinery

Ability to use a range of hand tools

Able to manage stressful situations

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadline


Excellent carpentry or woodworking skills Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, AutoCad, CNC coding software)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Credit + 9 Pael Drug
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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