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[JOB] Full Time Technician – Digital Fabrication and Modeling, the New School

Full Time Technician, Digital Fabrication and Modeling

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability: Immediate
Position Title: Full Time Technician, Digital Fabrication and Modeling
Requisition Number: 0206071937
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Academic Facilities Resources
Responsibilities: Parsons School of Design seeks a full-time technician of digital fabrication and modeling. This position is responsible for daily operation of all digital fabrication labs and equipment within the Making Center. Primary facilities covered include a self-service laser cutting lab, multiple professional and prosumer 3D printing machines, and CNC routing and milling facilities, as well as a staff/faculty technology equipment rental center.

The technician will be responsible for leading or facilitating regular equipment maintenance to keep tools in working order and minimize down-time. They will also organize learning resources, create lab use learning materials, and provide student and faculty orientations to ensure proper safety and procedure training for all users who wish to access the labs. The technician will assist with the organization of lab processes that facilitate an open and accessible learning environment. They will train and oversee student staff who directly interact with the students and faculty using the labs. This position reports to the Digital Fabrication Facilities Manager. This is an administrative non-union position.


-Provide and maintain a safe working environment for students, faculty and staff.
-Daily safety supervision and enforcement of written policies for use of the Parsons making facilities by students, faculty, and staff.
-Support and maintain all digital fabrication related services within the labs.
-Lead internal maintenance and/or arrange for third party maintenance of machines/facilities.
-Organize software & hardware updates as needed.
-Manage intake of student printing and cutting submissions for staff run equipment.
-Manage equipment checkout for both faculty and student in-lab use and off-site special requests.
-Organize equipment use demonstrations and orientations for students and faculty.
-Support learning objectives during facility open working hours.
-Oversee updating of lab websites.
-Train and oversee student technical lab staff.
-Create clear, accurate, user-friendly documentation and instructions for all equipment/processes.
-Provide technology support for Parsons-wide technology initiatives and events as they arise.
-Assist with inventory oversight and ordering of materials and supplies.
-Maintain an accurate inventory and scheduling system (Web Checkout) for lab reservations and equipment rental.

Minimum Qualifications: -Masters degree or Bachelors degree with significant experience in a related field.
-Flexible schedule with ability to work nights and weekends.
-Robust knowledge of a variety of production and fabrication techniques; be familiar with practices related to current design and art practice including: fabrication, methodology and processes; experience and knowledge of working with a wide variety of materials.
-Strong ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary manner from concept to fabrication.
-Experience with CAD/CAM modeling/machining languages and software.
-Experience with digital fabrication tools including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers/mills.
-Experience with 2D/3D modeling tools including Wacom tablets and 3D scanners.
-Strong knowledge of 3D printing protocols, output, setup and maintenance.
-Experience with 3D software such as Rhino, Solidworks, Maya.
-Experience with mesh repair, render tools and other finishing processes a plus.
-Proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, 
professional training, and aesthetic sensibilities in a creative environment.
-Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s abilities and a strong 
commitment to progressive art and design education.
-An interest in working collaboratively within Parsons, the University, and with external 
partners towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
-Candidate must have excellent oral and written skills, communication skills, and must be able to work both independently and collectively.
-Highly organized with excellent customer service skills as well as clear written and verbal communication.
-A desire to learn new skills and processes related to Parsons Making Center initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 08/11/2015
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is your current or most recent salary?
    • Less than $35,000
    • $36,000 – $40,000
    • $41,000 – $45,000
    • $46,000 – $50,000
    • $51,000 – $55,000
    • $56,000 – $60,000
    • $61,000 +
  2. * What is your minimum required salary for your next position?
    • $35,000 or less
    • $36,000 – $40,000
    • $41,000 – $45,000
    • $46,000 – $50,000
    • $51,000 – $55,000
    • $56,000 – $60,000
    • $61,000 +

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

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