Machine Shop Manager - Mechanical Engineering - College Of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago

The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon is looking for a Shop Manager for the professional and student machine shops, which are part of the Tech Spark fabrication facility. The professional shop staff support research activities across the campus by helping design and then fabricate components for various projects. In the student shop more than 250 students a year learn basic machining and more than 100 CNC machining. During the academic year, the shops have extensive open hours, including evenings and weekends, to support student projects for courses and extracurricular activities. During open hours, shop personnel actively work with students to ensure safe operation of equipment, to provide additional skills instruction, and to advise on component design and construction, including issues such as part geometry, selection of materials, tolerances, etc. Work in close collaboration with the Tech Spark Fabrication Manager, and works under the advisement of the Tech Spark Faculty Director.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Intake, estimate, and assign recharge work for the professional shop

  • Fabricate parts, assemblies, and research apparatuses

  • Supervise day-to-day activities of shop instructors and student workers

  • Assign work and maintenance, implement safety policies and access controls, fulfill reservations, track usage, document procedures, and purchase items for shop areas

  • Instruct courses, deliver training events, and support other programmatic activities

  • Run open hours to provide fabrication/prototyping/design assistance to students, faculty, and staff in academic, research, and extracurricular activities across all Tech Spark facilities

  • Assists in curriculum development

  • Provide design/prototyping expertise, mentorship and technical guidance to a variety of students engaged in academic, entrepreneurial, and extra- curricular design/ build projects

  • Attend required meetings and participate in various seminars and training classes to maintain or update skills needed

  • Other duties as assigned

You should demonstrate:

  • Interact expertly and courteously with people at all levels of the organization to help them engage in the facility for courses, research, and extracurricular activities.

  • Must have a passion to work closely with a diverse student body, staff, and faculty.

  • A proven dedication to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace

You should have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service, a team-oriented approach. Resourcefulness, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Mechanical Engineering. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree required

  • Five years or more years of relevant full-time experience in a professional manufacturing or machine shop required

  • Supervisory experience in a shop environment

  • Expertise in the use and maintenance of machine tools

  • Advanced experience using Solidworks, MasterCam, and/or CAD/CAM software.

  • Experience in design for manufacture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or closely related field

  • Experience guiding and working with students in both formal and informal settings to train them to safely and efficiently use machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment including, but not limited to: hand tools, power tools, drill presses, band saws, lathes, knee mills, CNC milling machines, welding, woodworking, water-jet cutting, 3D printers, and laser cutters

  • Experience teaching design for manufacture and prototyping skills

  • Supervisory experience in a college/university setting, preferably of a student or research shop

  • Expertise in the design and fabrication of research apparatus based on verbal and/or written instructions

Requirements:

  • Successful Background check

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply!


CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Technicians

Position Type

Staff - Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis

Salary

More Information:

  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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Machine Shop Manager - Mechanical Engineering - College Of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University