Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Full Time Fabrication Manager


The School of Design at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) , awarded A Top 10 Workplace from CEO magazine, is
seeking a full time Fabrication Manager for fall 2018 and is soliciting applications from those who have a minimum of
three years of machine, wood shop and digital fabrication facility management experience, and an interest in design
education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of professional and safety practices in
machining and shop operation as well as proficiency in Solid Works or equivalent CAD software, CNC milling and lathe
work, 3D printing and operating wood shop tools. In addition, those who demonstrate the ability to work in
multidisciplinary approaches and practices, and the ability to lead a team of diverse individuals through the successful
completion of complex projects will be given additional consideration. Candidates with shop safety or OSHA certification
will be given priority.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Manager will demonstrate excellent knowledge of shop maintenance and safety
procedures. Reporting to the Chair of the Industrial Design program, this position will support faculty from all School of
Design majors who teach courses that need to use the woodshop or digital fabrication lab and support students from all
majors who need to use the fabrication facilities. Support will include training others in standard shop safety protocol
and practices. As a full time employee, the selected applicant will:


  • Maintain and administer safety protocols for staff and students using the facilities.

  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for students and faculty.

  • Maintain facilities and equipment in the digital fabrication lab and woodshop.

  • Work with the Chair of Industrial Design on budgets, supplies and equipment for each area.

  • Supervise the cleaning and organization of the each lab's facilities and equipment.

  • Hire, train and supervise the performance of work-study students to monitor labs and maintain facilities.

  • Schedule and maintain records of hours worked by student employees.

  • Facilitate the purchasing of lab supplies.

  • Propose and execute projects for facilities upgrades.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of equipment used in the digital fabrication lab and woodshop.

  • Assist students in the fabrication of models and prototypes.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a willingness to integrate with an art and design education environment to help students
achieve their vision. Engaging and collaborating with other areas of the college to show and demonstrate the abilities of the
labs are essential components of this position. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills; show
initiative, dependability, empathy and reliability.


  • College degree in related field or equivalent professional shop management experience.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with a variety of materials such a wood, plastic, foam and metals.

  • Knowledge of Solidworks or equivalent CAD software.

  • Knowledge of HSM Works or equivalent CAM Software.

  • Experience with CNC machinery.

  • Experience with 3D printers.

  • Experience with Laser cutters.

  • Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of standard wood shop equipment table saw, planer, lathe and other powered wood tools.

  • Experience fastening, gluing, painting and finishing a variety of materials.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across all levels of a multidimensional organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement effective safety procedures across multiple shops and labs with a diverse
    audience.


Please apply by visiting https://ccad.applicantpro.com/jobs/ and search for Fabrication Manager. The application will
include a letter of interest, resume, and names & contact information for 3 references. Priority consideration will be given
to applicants who apply by July 27, 2018. The application review process will continue until the position is filled. If you're
applying from any other site other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial
submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process
otherwise your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.


About the College: Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and
design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students
choose from 12 majors: Photography, Industrial Design, Contemporary Crafts, Advertising & Graphic Design, Comics &
Narrative Practice, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Studio Art with Emphasis in History of
Art & Visual Culture and Film and Video. Graduate curriculum includes a Master of Fine Art (New Projects) and a Master of
Design (Integrative Design). With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of
business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.


EEO Statement: As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD,
rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally
diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the
diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently
unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its
diversity.

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