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Wood/metal Fabrication Technician
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, CA

The Wood/metal Fabrication Technician is responsible for assisting students, faculty and staff in the completion of coursework and research using all Fabrication Shop equipment. Within a busy and fast-paced academic environment, the Wood/metal Fabrication Technician will also be responsible for advising all Shop users in the safe and proper operation of all equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Processing and troubleshooting digital files
  • Advising others in the safe and proper use of woodworking tools and equipment
  • Working with shop staff, students and faculty to complete construction of furniture, fixtures, jigs for the Shop and campus use
  • Enforcing shop policies and protocols with shop users
  • Aiding in the supervision of student workers
  • Repair and Maintenance of equipment
  • Maintaining a clean shop environment
  • Tool circulation and inventory tracking
  • metalworking, welding and thermo-forming
  • Other tasks, as assigned




  • 1 year experience working with and using software for: 3D Printing, CNC Laser Cutting, CNC Milling
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience with general woodworking using standard saws, jointers, planers, shapers, sanders, etc.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience with general metalworking/welding using saws, grinders, brakes and benders, etc.
  • Preferred but not required experience working with: 3D Printing, CNC Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Thermo-forming, Plastic Molding, Plaster Casting and Material Finishing
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50+ lbs.
  • Comfortable working in a dusty and dirty environment
  • Using appropriate required safety/protective equipment: face shields, goggles, protective clothing, and respiratory equipment
  • Flexibility schedule- will be required to work additional hours during peak periods or to cover shop staff, up to 40 hours a week
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed
  • Experience in an Educational/Academic setting preferred


We offer part-time employees paid time off.


Contact:Human Resources
Address: 960 E. 3rd Street

Deadline: 07-24-2017

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