Instrumentation Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
30 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Org: Design Fabrication Laboratory
Posted to the Web: 01/25/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Hours: 35.00
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: Varied
Months: 12
Position Length: Ongoing
Position End Date:  

University Overview    

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    

Consistently ranked among the country’s top design schools, PennDesign enrolls more than 700 students in 25 degree programs, including architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and the fine arts.


Operate and maintain digital fabrication equipment including CNC mills, laser cutters and 3D printers. Operate and maintain traditional fabrication equipment for all phases of woodworking and machining. Provide individualized instruction in digital fabrication strategies, software programming, and digital fabrication. Teach and train students and faculty on traditional fabrication techniques and equipment, including woodworking, metalworking and machining. Supervise one or more part-time hourly paid employees. Maintain all Lab equipment according to schedule and to manufacturers specifications, including general maintenance, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and tooling and parts purchases. Maintain all aspects of a safe working environment in adherence to established safety rules and common practice consistent with an educational setting. Maintain proficiency through continued education in current fabrication technologies. Maintain proficiency through continued education in current fabrication technologies.


Associate s Degree and two years of experience in digital fabrication, woodworking, and machining, preferably in an educational setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required Bachelor s or Master s preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhinocerous, MasterCAM, and Adobe Illustrator required. Must possess creative and diverse problem solving skills related to CAD/CAM and traditional fabrication. Excellent communication skills required. Must be able to work directly with students, faculty and department chairs.

Affirmative Action Statement    

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements  

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.