Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

3D Lab Technician - part-time

ArtCenter’s 3D Labs feature the latest in Rapid Prototyping Technologies including various types of 3D Printers, and desk top CNC Mills. This is a very extensive, forward thinking lab, and 3D lab staff must be willing to learn and grow as this departments technologies advance.

Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these technologies. Must be able to demonstrate proper use of the labs equipment which includes: 3D Printers, Laser Cutting Machines Digital Scanners and Desk Top CNC Milling Machines.

This is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week. (Hours are subject to change over term breaks.)

Reports to: 3D Print Supervisor

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job posted 5/21/18. Resumes will be accepted until filled.Applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “3D Lab part-time” in the subject line.


  • Excellent communication skills, including the patience and understanding required to deal with students on a daily basis
  • Experience with some CAD/CAM programs, such as: Adobe Illustrator, Solidworks, Rhino, or other 3D software
  • Understanding of 3D Printing Model Making, Rapid Prototyping, and Desk Top CNC Milling
  • 3D file conversion across various software
  • General understanding of design and manufacturing
  • A self-starter with good multi-tasking skills; highly organized, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Available to work weeknights and some weekends

Essential Functions

Customer Service — 60%
  • Responsible for the 3D Printing of student files
  • Assist students with projects specific to the 3D Lab
  • Responsible for following directions from Manager
  • Must fulfill job duties by interacting in a positive and constructive manner with, students and staff
Equipment — 40%
  • Perform daily machine clean-up and maintenance
  • Lab techs must maintain hardware and software

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including computers, hand tools, saws, power tools etc.; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an shop setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (50 pounds, or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.