Job Description


Requisition IDreq6660
Working TitleFabrication Lab Supervisor
Position Grade09
Position Summary

The School of Architecture and Planning is seeking a Shop Supervisor/Fabrication Lab Supervisor to provide support in the Fabrication Lab. The Shop Supervisor will report directly to the Fabrication Lab Coordinator. The Fabrication Lab is a critical component of the teaching and research missions of the three academic programs within the School of Architecture and Planning: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community & Regional Planning. The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in George Pearl Hall, designed by renowned architect, Antoine Predock, and is located on UNM’s main campus.

Under the direct supervision and mentorship of the Fabrication Lab Coordinator, the Shop Supervisor will be involved in a wide range of projects with varying levels of complexity. Primarily, the Shop Supervisor will assist the Fabrication Lab Coordinator and will have oversight of the Fabrication Lab during evening and weekend hours of operation. The job responsibilities will include: providing technical guidance and support to student users; operating digital and analogue machines, tools, equipment and software including laser cutters, CNC routers, table saws and other shop tools; conducting workshops to train student and faculty users; implementing safety policies and procedures; maintaining equipment and tools; cleaning the Lab; and assisting with building and/or furnishings maintenance and repair.

The Shop Supervisor will also monitor the work of student employees and will supervise various shifts of the Fabrication Lab operating hours. This is a full-time, one-year term appointment, renewable depending upon available funding and organizational need.

The successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. May require physical effort including lifting up to 25 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Architecture or related field

Ability to communicate technical information to student users

Broad experience using analogue, laser and digital fabrication tools

Knowledge of modeling/graphic design software programs

Experience and capability using heavy machinery and shop tools

Experience using a variety of fabrication materials

Previous experience working in a fabrication lab or similar environment

Additional Requirementspre-employment physical exam; lifting up to 25 pounds
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSchool of Architecture & Planning (ABM)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date1 year from start.
Pay$12.38 - $18.57 (HOURLY)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/19/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach the following documents: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) images of your fabrication projects not to exceed 5 pages in PDF format; and 4) name, title, organization, telephone number, and email address of two supervisory references.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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