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Technical Demonstrator, CAD/CAM (G224-18CA)

School of Design, College of Creative Arts

Do you have experience across a range of digital fabrication and CAM/CAD technologies and the operation of rapid, additive and subtractive manufacturing CNC equipment and are you keen to support teaching and research in a practical, educational environment? Then this is the role for you.

Location:Wellington
Term:Permanent
Grade:Grade F
Salary:$48,719 - $68,838 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 29 July 2018

Position overview

Applications are invited for a permanent, full-time position as Technical Demonstrator at Ngā Pae Māhutonga, The School of Design, within the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) on the Massey University Wellington Campus.

The Technical Demonstrator will be responsible for providing 3D Design Workshop inductions and demonstration of techniques and technologies, including CAD/CAM, associated with model making practice, design skills, materials and processes; the supervision of student use of the workshops to meet health and safety policies; the production of design models and associated material in support of the research activities of the College; the operation and maintenance of workshop equipment and facilities; as well as providing general technical support duties as required.

With a legacy of over a century in design education, Ngā Pae Māhutonga is recognized as one of the top 100 design schools in the world. The School provides an immersive, student-centred, learning environment that fosters research and innovation through studio-based creative practice. The contemporary portfolio of courses, faculty of internationally recognised leaders in design research and practice, and world-class facilities provide an ideal environment for students to realise their full creative potential.

This role presents a unique opportunity to support teaching and research in a practical, educational environment with experience across a range of digital fabrication and CAM/CAD technologies and the operation of rapid, additive and subtractive manufacturing CNC equipment. Equipment experience and knowledge should include CNC mill, waterjet cutter, laser cutter and 3D printer plus software knowledge including Rhino, SolidWorks, SketchUp, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.

The candidate must have a proven ability to work both cooperatively and independently, a willingness and aptitude to learn new skills and accept delegated authority and the ability to supervise and mentor individuals as well as groups of creative people and ensure they maintain safe and healthy work practices. You will have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions and you can prioritise tasks while remaining calm and focused.

Applicants will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or proven experience in design or industry using equivalent workshop equipment and practices.

Job description

Purpose statement

To provide 3D Design Workshop inductions and demonstration of techniques and technologies, including CAD/CAM, associated with model making practice, design skills, materials and processes; the supervision of student use of the workshops to meet health and safety policies; the production of design models and associated material in support of the research activities of the College; the operation and maintenance of workshop equipment and facilities; as well as providing general technical support duties as required.

Responsible to

Technical Service Manager

Key accountabilities

Design Workshop Support
• Provide demonstration, supervision and assistance to students to achieve design, prototype and modelmaking competencies incorporating the use of hand tools, traditional and CNC machinery, materials, processes and technologies.
• As part of the technical team provide workshop facility and equipment inductions and training including access and use policies, best practice operation and safety.
• Assist staff in the use and preparation of equipment, teaching materials and resources.
• Assist staff with research projects, including the production of design models.

Health, Safety and Emergency Management
• Understand the Workshop Manual and Health and Safety policy and procedures to ensure students and staff understand and comply with them.
• Monitor and maintain safety in equipment and materials usage.
• Identify, record and manage hazards and safety issues, including Incident Reports, as detailed in the University’s Hazard Management guidelines and training.
• Understand and participate in the workshop and campus Emergency Plan and procedures to ensure staff and students are kept safe.
• Undertake Comprehensive First Aid training and attend relevant H&S training as required.
Design Workshop Maintenance and Administration
• Regularly check equipment for correct operation and set up. Service basic technical issues or refer to the Workshop Manager for external servicing and/or repair if required.
• Participate in scheduled equipment maintenance as part of the technical team as directed by the Workshop Manager.
• Assist with software updates to workshop Plant Computers.
• Assist with recording and updating induction/training and maintenance records.
• Assist with keeping the workshop in good condition, clean and tidy and all waste is removed and disposed of correctly.
• Assist with the operation, re-stocking, stocktaking and administration of the Materials Kiosk, Tool Room and Store Room.
• Assist with the purchase of general workshop, research and teaching materials, consumables and equipment.

Additional Duties and Support
When requested by the Head of School or Technical Services Manager, and when available from 3D Design Workshop duties, to assist with:
• Support and assistance with course delivery of academic teaching in a Studio environment.
• Research and advice in the preparation of equipment funding submissions and the installation of new equipment.
• Repair and maintenance of other School of Design equipment/machinery, furniture and teaching resources.
• Preparation and reconfiguration of teaching studios and computer labs.
• Exhibition and event support on and off campus.
• Undertake other duties as requested by the Technical Services Manager.
• Make a contribution to the administration of the School and the College, and to participate in the collegial life of the College and the University.
• Comply with all the University and College policies and regulations and to adhere to the principles and goals embodied in the University Charter.

Person specification

Qualifications

A relevant tertiary qualification and/or proven experience in design or industry using equivalent workshop equipment and practices.

Experience

Evidence of the ability to work successfully in a tertiary education environment, with specific experience in a creative design or model making environment with the ability to demonstrate, guide and assist students to use a variety of equipment, methods, processes and practices.

Evidence of experience across a range of digital fabrication and CAM/CAD technologies and the operation of rapid, additive and subtractive manufacturing CNC equipment to support teaching and research in a practical, educational environment. Equipment experience and knowledge should include CNC mill, waterjet cutter, laser cutter and 3D printer plus software knowledge including Rhino, SolidWorks, SketchUp, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.

Personal attributes and behaviours

• A willingness and aptitude to learn new skills and accept delegated authority.
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven ability to work both co-operatively and independently.
• Ability to supervise and mentor individuals as well as groups of creative people and ensure they maintain safe and healthy work practices.
• Ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions and prioritise tasks while remaining calm and focused.
• A reasonable level of fitness and health.

 

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