In coordination with other Fabrication Lab staff, is responsible for safe and efficient operations of fabrication tools and processes, across all Fabrication Lab facilities, including related software and programming, as well as lab-related infrastructure including ventilation, water, emergency response, waste, and others. May work with consultants, technicians, and other staff in Computer Resources and Building Services departments to achieve above.
May from time to time have temporary/dedicated responsibility for one or more areas of the Lab's equipment and processes, (e.g. 3D Printing, CNC routers, Laser Cutters, etc.) as determined by the Lab Manager, in the event of peak demands, staff outages, or other circumstances.
Working closely with Fabrication Lab Manager and other Lab staff, has additional responsibility for chemical and shop safety plans across all fabrication facilities and activities. Acts as Chemical Hygiene Officer and Designated Shop Supervisor, responsible for all University EHS requirements as related to Fabrication Lab spaces, equipment, and activities. Responsible for investigation of material properties, equipment and process hazards, interpreting Safety Data Sheets, identifying, implementing, and maintaining safety equipment, supplies, and other systems, performing as liaison with Harvard's EH&S office, creating safety related signage, documentation and training, and other related tasks.
Acquires, installs, configures, operates and maintains power tools and digital fabrication tools and equipment; prepares documentation of policies and procedures related to use and access of equipment, materials, and space; trains and assists lab assistants and users of lab equipment; works with technicians, consultants, and other department staff within Harvard University as required;
Provides training, assistance and technical and safety oversight, including occasional overtime as required, to individuals and groups, in support of class work, and individual and research projects;
Attends regular training, educational sessions, and professional conferences to stay abreast of technological developments and safety best practices;
Working with Fabrication Lab Manager, develops and operates within annual budget; obtaining quotes for anticipated project requirements involving equipment, space, or process changes;
May work directly on research projects, as assigned or identified with supervisor;
Performs related duties as required.
Supervises students and interns
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree or equivalent 5 years of experience.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of, and several years' experience with, digital fabrication tools and processes;
Training and/or experience in industrial hygiene/safety (preferred) or materials science, physics, or chemistry required.
Experience managing multiple technical assistants and providing workshop and safety training
Excellent organizational and communications skills.
Academic experience, advanced degree, or experience with architectural / environmental / industrial design and 'maker culture' a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50801BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Design
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