Grasshopper & Robotics OPENING

RPI School of Architecture Fabrication Shop is HIRING

We are currently looking for a Robotics Lab + Woodshop Supervisor

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The Robotic Lab + Woodshop Supervisor (under the direction of the Woodshop Manager), will serve as the director of the school’s Robotic Lab as well as assist in a range of additional day-to-day duties throughout the shop facilities. Provide essential instructional support and technical expertise specific to robotic technology in support of the school’s entire academic and research enterprise. The supervisor will be a champion of integrating advanced manufacturing technologies with critical design-driven workflows. In addition to these specialized responsibilities, the supervisor will also assist in the direction and day-to-day operations of the woodshop and its technology. The supervisor will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating and approving on-going projects and methods proposed by students and faculty; will assist with the purchasing needs of the shop, and work with faculty throughout the year to establish an effective and streamlined interface between the design studios (i.e. pedagogical priorities) and the full-range of technologies offered throughout the shop.
Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree in Architecture (M.Arch)Three (3) or more years of experience in robotic technology as well a range of material practices found common in woodworking shops

Additional Required:

  • Knowledge and familiarity with 3D printing
  • Experience and knowledge of CNC machine operation, AutoCAD, Master Cam, and 3D drawing programs
  • Prior supervisory experience in an academic or research setting.
    Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.
    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Knowledge of Rhinoceros, Python C+++, and Grasshopper 3D modeling software
  • Knowledge in the safe operation and maintenance of multiple types of machines and hand tools, including but not limited to: Band saw, table saw, drill press, plainer and sanders
  • General understanding of construction and materials
  • Ability to learn fabrication technology through manufacturer’s training and research
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Computer literacy, including ability to use a variety of software packages
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to document and compose procedures to build a knowledge base.
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment and work with a diverse population
  • Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people

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