Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Laser Lab Technician - part-time

ArtCenter’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

Salary grade: 6


Job posted 10/11/19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application 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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Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a technical lab environment
  • Customer service-focused individual with 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 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

Customer Service — 60%

  • Consult with faculty and students to assist them with projects specific to the laser lab
  • Answer questions from students and faculty regarding projects
  • Prepare material to be used on projects and machine processes.
  • Operate laser machines
  • Responsible for following directions from Manager
  • Must fulfill job duties by interacting in a positive and constructive manner with, students and staff

Equipment Maintenance — 35%

  • Perform daily machine clean-up and maintenance
  • Lab techs must maintain hardware and software
  • Comply with policies, rules and regulations and reporting requirements relating to safety/heath, performance standards, operating procedures, processes, and training.
 

Non-Essential – 5%

  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

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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.