CAD Lab Technician - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

This position has an obligation to uphold the mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC). The characteristics of professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability are essential. This position should possess strong personal and professional acumen.
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit and regionally accredited institution committed to higher education excellence and focused on academic and professional success. Located in Western Pennsylvania since 1946, PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. The PTC college experience is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.
Reporting to the Academic Chair for the School of Information Systems and Technology (IST) and the School of Design, this position works as a part of the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) team, which includes both Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), to maintain a fully functioning mechanical engineering technology fabrication laboratory for faculty and students.  
Faculty Support:
  • Preside over operations of the laboratory space and equipment including, but not limited to hand tools, metal milling machines, wood working machines, CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D printers and electronic test equipment.
  • Installation, repair, training, and maintenance of lab fabrication equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of all lab equipment and supplies.
  • Organize and maintain stock of parts, consumables, and safety equipment.
  • Setup and test lab fabrication equipment.
  • Perform equipment software updates.
  • Collaborate with student workers and student assistants.
  • Assist faculty in conducting hands-on prototyping projects.
  • Support new hires by assisting with lab development and setup.
  • Contribute to the overall success of Pittsburgh Technical College by performing additional duties as needed.
Student Support:
  • Setup and test lab fabrication equipment.
  • Assist students in labs to conduct hands-on prototyping projects.
  • Tutor students throughout all quarters under instructor’s supervision.
  • Associate Degree in CAD Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred.
  • Minimum two years full-time work experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience, required
  • Full time; 40 hours per week; hours may vary.
  • None.
  • Must successfully complete criminal background check prior to starting position.
  • This position is 100% funded by a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant and is contingent upon funding.

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