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Fabrication Lab Manager

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Up to $27/hour; commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Fabrication Lab Manager The George Mason University, Office of Research Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OREI), invites applications for a Fabrication Lab Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:George Mason University's Office of Research Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OREI) resides within the Provost's Office, and works collaboratively with stakeholders across the university to provide entrepreneurship opportunities and develop entrepreneurial mindsets. A major initiative of OREI is the Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX), a network of on-campus purposeful collaboration spaces that focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. Programs encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration across all of Mason's schools and degree programs.MIX spaces are open to Mason students, faculty, and staff. The spaces allow cross-collaboration between disciplines, maker/prototyping activities, design thinking, interest meetings, guest speakers, and entrepreneurial programs such as hackathons, business pitch competitions, and venture accelerator programs.Responsibilities:Oversee operations, training, and maintenance of equipment in the MIX Fabrication Lab;Train student staff on use and operation of fabrication and prototyping equipment;Conduct training workshops for users of fabrication equipment;Provide consultations and mentoring for student and faculty projects using fabrication equipment;Oversee safe use of equipment in fabrication lab;Maintain equipment in good working condition;Provide training, instruction, and supervise use on the following equipment:CNC RouterVertical MillMetal LatheWelding (MIG and TIG applications)Laser Cutting and EngravingBandsaws (vertical and horizontal)Miter SawsJigsawsVacuform machineMetal Shear, brake, and rollerDrill PressGrinders, drills, and sandersSLA and FDM printersSoldering, Oscilloscopes, Microcontroller programming, and electronicsOther metal working, woodworking, and fabrication equipmentRequired Qualifications:Familiar with a range of fabrication and prototyping equipment and technology;Experience teaching and creating instructional materials, training modules, and workshops; andAbility to collaborate and adapt pedagogy to suit individual projects, classes, research projects, or other needs.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelors or Masters degree in applicable field, or equivalent professional experience;Experience using, maintaining, and instructing on some or all of the following equipment:CNC Router, Vertical Mill, Metal Lathe, Welding (MIG and TIG), Laser Cutting and Engraving machines, Bandsaws, Miter saws, Jigsaws, Vacuformer, Metal Shear, brake and roller, Drill Press, Grinders, drills and sanders, SLA and FDM printers, Soldering, Oscilloscopes, Microcontroller programming and electronics, and other metal working, woodworking, and fabrication equipment;Experience using and instructing in CAD/CAM software; andExperience in a Makerspace or similar setting.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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