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Fabrication Lab Manager

Apply now Department: 3670015010 Arch Planning & Design Dean of
Job no: 510669
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Architecture / Construction
Pay Grade: 09A


About This Role:

The Fabrication Lab Manager will be responsible for daily operation of the Architecture, Planning and Design's shop facilities promoting an environment for learning, provide instruction and mentorship to students in collaboration with faculty, promote safe operations, and secure new equipment, technology and procure supplies for the education of students. 

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

·  Requires a bachelor's degree and one to three years of relevant experience in a design field.

Preferred Qualifications:

·  Master’s degree in one of the college degree disciplines; Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Regional /Community Planning or Landscape Architecture.

·   One year of progressively responsible experience with high-end shop devices with computer numeric controls.

·   Working knowledge of 3D modeling software.

·   Ability to safely demonstrate and train students to operate college equipment.

·    Experience in and ability to teach, mentor, and communicate with college-level students regarding tools, equipment and safety protocols.

·    Ability to read, comprehend and apply relevant OSHA safety protocols.

·   Interest in researching and learning new design technologies.

·   Ability to work independently and as an effective part of a team. Ability to attend to details and be proactive, punctual and reliable.

·      Must have strong communication and organizational skills.

·      Ability to perform moderate physical exertion.

·      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

·      Experience in or affinity for fine craftsmanship, wood working and metal fabrication.


Other Requirements:

·        Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

·        Valid drivers license, must be insurable. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

1.   Cover letter

2.   Resume

3. Three professional references

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Lisa Shubert at lisash@ksu.edu with the subject line: Fabrication Lab Manager.

Anticipated Salary Range: 

$45,000 - $55,000

Review of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by June 1, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.



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