Director & Instructor, Shop Operations
Director & Instructor, Shop Operations
Position Title:Director & Instructor, Shop Operations
$79,920 - $$93,960 annual; commensurate with experince
Job Description:A.POSITION PURPOSE
This position is responsible for maintaining and operating the laboratory facilities used for mechanical engineering and future STEM shop operations-based instruction and research. A strong laboratory experience is a key component of the mechanical engineering programs and the associated equipment and instrumentation must be regularly maintained, calibrated, and operated by the Laboratory Manager. The Laboratory Manager also assists faculty members in the development and implementation of new laboratory systems for both instruction and research. He/she also is responsible for safety in the laboratories and provides formal laboratory instruction to students.
B.Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• 35% of time: To manage all of the activities and maintain equipment in the Mechanical Engineering machine shop and provide support for the other departmental instructional labs.
• 5% of time: Contribute to Department management and assessment activities as well as undertake departmental responsibilities associated with machine shop/lab operations.
• 20% of time: To provide instruction and supervision in the safe and proper use of the machine shop/lab facilities for junior, senior and graduate projects.
• 15% of time: Teach the Machining and Manufacturing Laboratory Class (currently MECH 101L and required for graduation) to all Mechanical Engineering seniors and teach the MECH 114/115 Lab/Shop Safety Seminar to all Mechanical Engineering juniors.
• 10% of time: To undertake projects for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and faculty to provide specialized equipment/services for laboratories (teaching and research) - may include design, purchasing/procurement, fabrication/manufacture/modification and assembly.
• 5% of time: Act as manufacturing advisor for student projects.
• 5% of time: Track changing technology and “state of the art” as it applies to the Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Prototyping lab and develop plans for adoption/integration of new technology.
• 5% of time: Act as building Manager for facilities related issues involving the Mechanical Engineering Laboratories.
• To manage all of the activities and maintain equipment in the Mechanical Engineering machine shop and provide support for the other departmental instructional labs.
• Make sure all laboratory protocols and procedures comply with safety practice.
• Work with the department chair to identify, recruit, train and supervise teaching assistant(s) to work in the Machine Shop. Schedule and manage TAs' hours and workload.
• Provide one-on-one training for TAs
• Perform preventative, routine and repair maintenance on machine tools and lab equipment.
• Provide annual machine shop/lab budget estimates.
• Track machine shop/lab budget expenditures.
• Optimize to provide efficiency for student use by identifying and adding appropriate capabilities/new technologies.
Contribute to Department management and assessment activities as well as undertake departmental responsibilities associated with machine shop/lab operations including but not limited to:
• Provide feedback to Department Chair/faculty regarding any issues/concerns regarding machine shop/lab operations.
• Provide feedback to Department Chair/faculty regarding University driven issues such as Facilities and Safety/EHS.
• Participate in interviews/searches for new faculty/staff.
• Identify and coordinate adjunct instructors for Machine Shop Lab course.
• Coordinate after-hours Machine Shop SupervisionServe as lead for STEM shop operations
• Management of shop facilities
• Supervision of shop personnel and student shop activities
Provide instruction and supervision in the safe and proper use of the machine shop/lab facilities for Mechanical Engineering junior, senior and graduate projects.
• Administer, manage and track comprehensive Safety Policy for Machine Shop and Lab users,
• Instruct, advise and assist juniors, seniors and grad students with design/research projects.
• Provide design and drawing reviews.
• Supervise open machine shop for completion of all junior and senior design projects.
• Coordinate student project teams with available lab project spaces.
• Create, implement, publish and monitor environmental health and safety plan aligned with university-wide expectations
Teach the Machining and Manufacturing Laboratory Class (currently MECH 101L and required for graduation) to all Mechanical Engineering seniors and teach Lab/Shop Safety Seminar to all Mechanical Engineering juniors.
Teach MECH 101L - a one quarter Machining and Manufacturing Lab class covering basic safety and operation of machine tools including but not limited to:
• 2 - Axis Milling Machines
• Engine Lathes
• Vertical Band Saw
• Horizontal Band Saw
• Laser Cutting System
Demonstrate modern manufacturing tools such as CNC, CAD/CAM, Laser Cutting and Rapid Prototyping.
Teach the MECH 114/115 Lab/Shop Safety Seminar covering basic safety and operation of light fabrication equipment including but not limited to:
• Drill Presses
• Belt and Disk Sanders
• Pedestal Grinders
• Spot Welder
• Rotary Punch for sheet metal
• “Kick” shear for sheet metal
• Pan and box brake for sheet metal
Undertake projects for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and faculty to provide specialized equipment for laboratories (teaching and research) - may include design, ordering parts, manufacture, and assembly.
• Fabricate/retrofit/modify equipment for Mechanical Engineering Lab classes
Act as a manufacturing advisor for student projects.
• Conduct mandatory design/drawing reviews for manufacturing process planning.
• Schedule weekly office hours.
Track changing technology as it applies to the Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Prototyping lab and develop plans for integration of new technology
• Investigate new technologies and “the state of the art” as they may apply to the Computer Aided Manufacturing and Prototyping Lab and its users
• Research, justify and author grant proposals to facilitate adoption/integration/purchase of new technology such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC retrofits.
Act as building Manager for facilities related issues involving the Mechanical Engineering Laboratories and future STEM shop operations
Provides Work Direction
• Teaching Assistant Students
• Supervise shop operations staff and ensure members are appropriately trained and mentored
I.Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
II.Identifies and determines the cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
III.Able to work independently, multi-task and exercise good judgement.
IV.Sound understanding of safety principles and protocols preferred.
V.Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.
VI.Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara University's distinctive Jesuit education vision and willingness to model institutional values of competence, conscience, and compassion, in pursuit of its mission and goals.
VII.Must have proof of legal right to live and work in the United States.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment. Instructional facilities managers shall demonstrate a mastery of the subject matter of the appropriate academic discipline or professional field, superior abilities as an instructor, the ability to work independently to develop and facilitate instructional activities, the ability to safely manage complex shop, studio, and/or laboratory facilities, and proficiency in providing a high level of supervision over students and staff.
• Experience teaching at Community College level or above.
• Required - Doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree. In certain disciplines, practical experience may serve as an equivalent preparation
• Preferred - Associates degree in Manufacturing Technology or Machine Tool Technology
• Preferred - Bachelor's degree in related field
• Completion of formal apprenticeship - Machinist, Model Maker, Tool and Die Maker or Mold Maker. Must be able to provide documentation.
Years of Experience
• 10 years experience at journey-level as tool maker, prototype machinist, tool room machinist, or industrial model maker.
• 5 years experience as shop lead or manager and safety training.
• Experience with sheet metal, casting, plastic molding, welding, computer aided design, solid modeling (SolidWORKS, ProE or equivalent) computer aided manufacturing, computer numerically controlled CNC machining - to include programming, set-up and operation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal. May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus. May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out- of-state locations. May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Mostly indoor environment with windows. Workshop area with equipment noise. Workshop area with frequent interruption
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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