| Position Summary: The Manager of Digital Fabrication, Technologies, and Research at Princeton University's School of Architecture is responsible for all aspects of operations of the School's workshops, and fabrication and research laboratories. Reporting to the Dean and Department Manager, the incumbent directs the efforts supporting the practice and process of analog and digital fabrication and other related research technologies at the School. The successful candidate will manage two fully equipped facilities designated for building models, architectural and design fabrication, and exploring building systems, and the equipment, technologies, and materials at these facilities. The incumbent also works with students in model construction and studio projects, providing consultation and support to students and faculty at the School. The Manager supports and participates in undergraduate and graduate structures courses, and is responsible for all training and compliance matters related to the use of the School's workshops and fabrication and research laboratories, including but not limited to mandatory safety training on equipment and tools. This individual supervises two senior laboratory technicians and oversees a program of graduate student employees, or shop monitors. The position is full time and may require some weekend and evening hours during the academic year.Duties and responsibilities include:Architecture Workshop, Digital Fabrication and Research Laboratory Oversight:- Oversees the operations of the School of Architecture Laboratory and Laboratory of Embodied Computation facilities, including analog fabrication equipment and tools, and rapid prototyping/digital fabrication technology. - Consults with and supports faculty and students on model construction, studio projects, and other research projects. - Oversees the safe operation of the architectural lab, shop, and research facilities at the School, including the handling of building materials, chemicals, equipment, and power tools. - Manages the scheduling, purchasing, and processing material deliveries to the facilities. - Manages the procurement, storage and handling of design and construction supplies, and other classroom materials.- Spearheads the development, review, and implementation of safety procedures for the School's workshops and laboratories. - Oversees the orientation and safety training program, within compliance of University policies and OSHA standards.Technology and Equipment Management, Instruction, and Support:- Researches, develops, manages and continually improves the digital fabrication services and facilities in the School. - Experience in programming, set-up and operation of digital fabrication equipment, including 3D printing, rapid prototyping and CNC operations, and all types of construction. - Collaborates and consults with faculty, students, researchers and practitioners on the digital fabrication of models, prototypes and built work for academic and research projects.- Supervises and consults with students and faculty on the tool/equipment set-up and use. - Provides technical instruction and guidance to students on the use of design tools and programs in coordination with course requirements and learning outcomes as determined by the faculty.|
Essential Qualifications: - Manages the acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of conventional and computerized shop/studio equipment.- Manages training programs, access, supplies and operations of digital fabrication tools.- Coordinates tools and materials inventory, waste management, usage fees, and compliance of prescribed policies and practices regarding shop operations. - Manages maintenance contracts, maintenance routines and maintenance best practices for all fabrication equipment
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred:- Professional degree in architecture.- Valid driver's license.- Significant experience using and/or managing analog and digital fabrication tools and equipment in a workshop environment, preferably within an academic or research setting.- Experience working in a fabrication lab or other maker facility. - Dedicated work experience in such fabrication technologies as 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, and robotic arms. - Experience training individuals in the use of analog and digital fabrication systems. - Experience using scripting, coding, and other software tools for digital and/or fabrication designs.The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
Education Required: Master's Degree