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Part-time ,
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Pamela Kaatz

Laboratory Assistant II, Fabrication Lab (PT), CPRN10735ART

Laboratory Assistant II, Fabrication Lab (PT), CPRN10735ART

Laboratory Assistant II, Fabrication Lab (PT), CPRN10735ART
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of technical and specialized duties in the preparation, operation, and maintenance of the digital fabrication art studios. Operate and repair equipment in the digital fabrication studio such as CNC router, 3D printers, workstations, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, etc. Maintain and monitor the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment. Oversee health and safety in the studio for students, faculty, staff, and student workers. Prepare studios for instruction, lead workshops on equipment, and provide specialized technical support to the full-time and part-time art faculty, and students.

• Confer with art faculty and admin regarding laboratory requirements.
• Maintain, repair, troubleshoot, and monitor the use of equipment and materials in the digital fabrication studio.
• Coordinate contracted equipment maintenance as needed.
• Maintain computer and laptop stations in digital fabrications studio and other studios with laptops carts as needed.
• Order and install new equipment as necessary.
• Maintain security, health, and safety in the digital fabrication studio.
• Maintain and update safety procedures in the digital fabrication art studio.
• Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
• Maintain cleanliness and organization of digital fabrication studio.
• Maintain inventory, order and stock approved materials for digital fabrication studio.
• Organize and distribute tools and materials in digital fabrication studio as needed.
• Working with the Facilities, Health and Safety, and Engineering departments to solve problems in the digital fabrication studio.
• Monitor open studio times.
• Lead or assist with instruction on equipment as needed.
• Train, supervise, and devise schedules with student workers.
• Assist in future development of digital fab studio.
• Collaborate with instructors to incorporate the studio into their class curriculum and schedule work times for classes.
• Operate and supervise welding area as needed for fabrication projects.
• Prepare space for instruction.
• Develop and maintain area budget in collaboration with chair, dean, program faculty, and Program Support Specialist.
• Other lab duties as assigned.


• Education

• Associates degree in Art or a related area required. Bachelors degree in Art or related area preferred.

• Experience

• One (1) to two (2) years related experience in a digital fabrication lab environment or equivalent required.
• One (1) year related experience in a sculpture, woodshop, welding studio environments or equivalent preferred.

• Includes periodic lifting of heavy objects, 50-75lbs and working with hazardous materials and equipment.
• This position requires background check and a physical lift test.

Pay Grade:
Classified 11 Hourly Range - 22.50 - 24.00

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Contact Info:
Human Resources
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL