A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The IAVS Student Project Center provides maker space for hands-on, collaborative learning that allows students to design, build, and test their creations. This work space empowers students to enhance their understanding of engineering theory and apply their knowledge in a practical setting.
The IAVS Student Project Center Technician (Technician) will be responsible for overseeing the use of this student makerspace, enforcing best practices in industrial and research operations for safety, effectively deploying resources, and, as necessary, training of participating students and student project teams. The technician will play a valuable role in mentoring students (and facilitating the mentorship by others) especially as part of competition teams, project teams, etc. Because of the high use of this facility and the need for coordination among the users CECS is seeking an experienced individual to manage the evening activities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities of this position are to:
- Oversee evening activities - Manage the use of the IAVS high-bay - Enforce best practices in laboratory safety - Maintain the tools and equipment - Train students and instructors - Support CECS events - Student competition scheduling - Conduct other special projects as assigned.
- Experience working in a comparable facility (e.g. instructional lab, research lab, machine shop, fabrication lab)
- Light fabrication experience, including working with wood, PVC, and simple electronics.
- Successful adherence with safety regulations is required.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken).
- Ability to effectively manage/coordinate the activities of others.
- Ability to work with a wide range of individuals, especially students.
- Five years or equivalent professional experience.
- Experience with OSHA/OSEH requirements.
This position requires a non-standard evening schedule. Specific hours are variable and negotiable and will be determined upon hire.
UM-Dearborn is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 153271
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