Manufacturing Lab Guide & Student Mentor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

The Department’s undergraduate program is the largest in the state with growth expected to continue. This position is fortunate to work with some of the best students in the university, providing the Mechanical Engineering students with strong faculty and staff support services operating in a collegial and professional environment. The department has 30 faculty and 5 instructors and offers an ABET accredited BSME degree along with the MS, MEng and PhD degrees in a wide range of research areas.

Position Summary

The successful applicant will work in the Department’s Engineering Manufacturing Education Center (EMEC) with the EMEC director and our engineering students. Duties include, but are not limited to aiding in the development organization, and maintenance of our manufacturing facilities; supervising work-study students, taking responsibility for student safety; working with individual students and small groups in design, manufacturing, and selection of manufacturing materials and processes.

Required Job Qualifications

1.) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Industrial Technology or closely related field.
2.) Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack-up.
3.) Experience operating and maintaining machine tools, hand tools, and general shop fabrication equipment with metals, plastics, wood, and composites.
4.) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1.) Experience and proficiency with Mastercam CNC programming software.
2.) Experience with Pro/Engineer (Creo), SolidWorks, AutoCAD or other solid modeling software.
3.) Experience and understanding of: heat treatment of metals, finishing, adhesives, forming, metal casting, welding, composites lay-up, sheet metal fabrication, tooling, etc.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category Manufacturing Mentor/Guide Duty/Responsibility

Work individual students and small groups in the Engineering Manufacturing Education Center (EMEC). Aid students in design for manufacture, selection of manufacturing materials and processes, and product realization using our manufacturing facilities.

Mentor students and assist them in achieving the goals and objectives of the courses for which they are completing work.

Communicate with students on their project objectives, make sure they understand how various machines are operated.

Be confident and comfortable with the machines and tooling in the EMEC. Able to establish a safe working environment and a culture of open communication and respect.

Serve as a positive role model for students in the EMEC.

Assist students in manufacturing classes (MECH200), but also many other courses that use the EMEC facility for the completion of their projects (MECH 202, MECH 307, MECH 324, MECH 498, etc.

Percentage Of Time 80 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Manufacturing Lab Development and Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

Working with the lab director to aid in the development and maintenance of our manufacturing facilities. Specifically, this position will:

  • help prepare layouts of machinery and equipment
  • maintain equipment to ensure cleanliness and proper maintenance according to specifications
  • order supplies and materials to ensure that inventory is maintained at appropriate levels and is within budgetary restrictions.

Percentage Of Time 20 Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Stephanie Rosso, EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or CV

Optional Documents