Job Requisition Number: 23006. The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center. We have been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968. Our mission is to inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science. We investigate, create, and evaluate educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for our science center, schools, communities, and homes.
Incumbent serves as a museum fabrication professional in the Lawrence Hall of Science shop. Works closely with other team members to help generate solutions to interactive exhibit and educational materials challenges. Fabricate, install, repair and maintain the cleanliness and functionality of interactive science education experiences for the museum exhibit galleries, classrooms and learning labs. Provide journeyman level mechanical, carpentry, electronics, plastics and metal work on projects with a variety of tools, processes, and materials. General departmental tasks including exhibit turn-on/shut down, forklift operation, maintenance of storage areas, maintenance of shop area including tools and machinery, maintenance and proper use of safety equipment.Journeyman skill level in wood, metal, welding, electrical, electronic and plastics, including prototyping and experience with CNC equipment. - Aptitude in troubleshooting/re-designing/repairing electromechanical devices. - Minimum 3 years experience using complex fabrication processes. - Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity. - Proven ability to work in a collaborative solution-based way within a mission-driven family learning environment, providing excellent customer service for both visitors and colleagues. - Organizational abilities and decision-making skills to prioritize work assignments within established guidelines. - Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with both colleagues and a diverse family learning audience. - Ability to foster a collaborative work environment with a multi-disciplinary team, and to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers to this environment.
-Bachelor?s degree in related area or equivalent experience. - Standard work week includes one weekend day, holiday work required. -Valid California Driver?s License. -Background check required
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.