Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Laser Lab Technician - part-time

Art Center’s Lab features the latest in Laser Technologies with Universal machines. This is a very extensive and forward thinking lab. Laser Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these laser technologies to build models and art projects.

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

Reports to: Laser Lab Supervisor

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job posted 12/19/2017; resumes will be reviewed after 1/4/2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume, employment application and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@artcenter.edu indicating “Laser Lab part-time” in subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a technical lab environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for customer service and technical support, including the patience and understanding required to work with students on a daily basis
  • Experience with some CAD/CAM programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, SolidWorks, Rhino, or other 3D software
  • Understanding of or background in Model Making, Prototyping
  • General understanding of design and manufacturing
  • A self-starter with good multi-tasking skills; highly organized, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff with varying degrees of skills and backgrounds
  • Available to work weeknights and some weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical degree from a recognized trade school, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in higher education

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the working state of all lasers
  • Perform daily machine clean-up and maintenance
  • Assist students with projects specific to laser lab
  • Must fulfill job duties by interacting in a positive and constructive manner with Students co-workers

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

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.