Managing Director, Maker Space (Mechanical Engineering)-2006240
The Mechanical Engineering Department and College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University are creating a MakerEcosystem to support education, research, and the student experience across the college and the broader university communities. This initiative includes construction of a new building, ANSYS Hall, that will contain a high-bay, large computer cluster and specialized fabrication facilities and a major renovation in Hamerschlag Hall to upgrade and expand student machine and woodworking shops, rapid prototyping facilities, and electronic fabrication spaces. Additional investments in staffing will dramatically increase access, programming, and training opportunities for students to learn design and prototyping skills.
In partnership with the educational director, lead the Maker Spaces in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, in which students, faculty and staff engage in academic, entrepreneurial, and extra-curricular design/build projects, develop design and prototyping skills, and learn the safe and effective use of machine tools, rapid prototyping tools and electronic fabrication equipment. Oversee day-to-day facility operations: supervise personnel (staff and student assistants) who ensure the maintenance and operation of college of engineering shops and prototyping facilities; recruit and train student assistants to help manage facilities and to train other students; create and deliver training programs and programmatic activities; develop and implement access and safety protocols for the use of equipment; oversee personnel scheduling to ensure staffing of fabrication facilities for teaching and open hours, including weekends and evenings; manage workflow and maintenance of equipment, tools, and materials; and identify, recommend and install new fabrication equipment. By example, inspire curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Contribute to the vision of the facility, serve as a spokesperson and promoter of the facility mission, and liaise with other parts of university and the larger maker space community. Participate in identifying and forming partnerships, including opportunities for funding. Must have a passion to work closely with a diverse student body, staff, and faculty.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
At least 5-8 years of relevant experience with project management and quality assurance required
Effective interpersonal, oral/written communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and reasoning skills required
Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Time Type:Full Time
Minimum Education Level:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.