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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 8/4/21
The College of Environmental Design (CED) is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 50 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 50 total staff. The college budget is approximately $27M. CED is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library, and a cafe.
The Assistant Fabrication Shop Manager provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. This individual supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or organizational policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.
The Assistant Fabrication Shop Manager manages the 3000+ square foot wood/plastics/metal/concrete shop for the College of Environmental Design, with access for approximately 300 students and 80 faculty and instructors, open 40 hours per week fall and spring semesters.
*This position works 40 hours/week during fall and spring semesters, schedule as dictated by the Director of Fabrication. Must be available for weekend and evening shifts.*
*This role starts off at 68% time*
50% Under minimal supervision, the position oversees the activities and staff of a laboratory including the supervision of entry/intermediate level research and/or instructional associates and laboratory support staff, as well as laboratory users who are graduate and undergraduate students.
15% Works in a medium sized single facility laboratory. Supervises the development and execution of major or multi-disciplinary research projects or instructional and experiment design.
15% Conducts required shop use and safety training sessions and specialty workshops for students (welding, metal working, concrete, etc.). Ensures regulatory compliance relative to safety in small to medium or single facility; provides for staff training in equipment use and safety protocols.
10% Recommends adaptations and modifications to procedures and equipment in the teaching laboratory as new techniques are developed.
10% Oversees or performs laboratory research / instruction in inventory planning and purchasing. Manages laboratory facility space scheduling for instructional activities.
Advanced knowledge of a limited variety of specialized shop equipment.
Solid leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space, advance administrative skills.
Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students with varying skill levels, faculty and staff.
Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Advanced knowledge of research discipline or instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and instructional associates.
Solid interpersonal communication skills to effectively supervise staff.
Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.
Ability to manage equipment repairs, inventory, and fiscal operational budget.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.
Advance knowledge of woodworking, metal working, sculpture, building, and digital fabrication methods highly preferred.
Advanced degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits
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The salary range designated for this position: Up to $64,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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