The University of Cincinnati, is a premier, public, urban research university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university has a student body of over 45,000 in over 370 programs of study and is the region's largest employer with over 15,000 faculty and staff.
The 1819 Innovation Hub at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a Makerspace Technician to support the operation and administration of the 1819 Makerspace including providing assistance to users with design projects, maintaining and operating equipment, and managing space and equipment access. In addition to machine programming and operation, a major focus of the position will be insuring safety within the makerspace and the development and administration of teaching and training resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides consultative technical and training support and services to 1819 Makerspace users to ensure problem resolution, system/data access, and optimal system performance.
Participates in the recruitment and training of student employees in the 1819 Makerspace facility.
Assists users with alterations in design to increase efficiency or aid in fabrication.
Proactively coaches the layout work necessary to fabricate objects from various materials.
Develops and provides training to users that maximize their ability to utilize system capabilities, features, and other resources.
Enforces policies and procedures regarding safety, training and access to the space.
Advises on the installation, configuration, and modification of equipment and associated software.
Collaborates with UC faculty and administration to support curriculum and programing for the 1819 Makerspace.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of three (3) years of experience: -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years of related experience - OR- a combination of relevant education and seven (7) years of experience.
Degree should be in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field.
At least two (2) years of experience in operating and programing CNC machines, laser machining, 3-D printing and use of design software is required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Good written and oral communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of additive and subtractive processes, machine operation, fabrication techniques, and working with various materials including wood, metal, and plastics in a prototyping or manufacturing environment is a plus.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.