Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Wood Shop and yard. Monitors the use of the Wood Shop for the purposes of ensuring proper and safe use of the shop and its equipment by students, staff, and faculty. Keeps Wood Shop stocked with necessary supplies and materials for course instruction and special projects. Ensures shop equipment is in good operating order. Assists the Facilities Manager with tracking inventory, by keeping materials records up to date. Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager conducts demonstrations, and provides guidance on basic carpentry techniques (i.e. woodworking, cabinet making, light construction and installation) for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty. Complies with safety standards regarding general wood shop use and safe use of materials and equipment. Functions as a team member with other Arts facilities staff. Cross trains in other Arts facilities areas in order to be able to cover other these areas as needed.
Minimum RequirementsHigh school degree/GED required and four years of wood shop experience and journeyman skill in operation of all standard wood shop equipment. Strong understanding of safety practices and environmental health and safety policies and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable working in an open lab environment with any combination of classes, student, faculty, departmental, or special projects happening at any given time. Must be very reliable, organized with strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize workload. Must possess effective computer skills and ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to work in a socially and culturally diverse environment.
Desirable RequirementsPrior experience in a university or an instructional/academic art/craft environment. Bachelor degree or higher in art, craft, engineering, architecture, or similar. Some knowledge and real interest in the idea of making art with a flexible vision.
Special Conditions of EmploymentSatisfactory criminal history background check
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