Job description


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  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Wisconsin


Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:The Shop Manager of the Design and Prototyping Facilities within the Engineering Centers Building (ECB) will act as the overall lead for the machine shop (TEAM-Lab), Phil Meyers Automotive Center (PMAC) and other spaces used by the College of Engineering (CoE) Student Organizations (e.g. robotics team, hyperloop, rocket team). This person will manage a team of 7 technical staff members that support the instructional mission and equipment maintenance.

This position will be part of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab, which also includes a separately managed 27k ft2 Makerspace and Design Studio space on the first two floors of Wendt Commons.

Position Duties:List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, industrial design, art or other related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:- 5 years of experience in engineering design and/or design-related instruction and 2 years of experience managing a team of technical staff.
- Good communication skills with the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty by explaining new and unfamiliar procedures and helping them find solutions to fabrication problems.
- An understanding of current safety procedures including the proper handling of tools, machinery and materials.
- Experience with both CNC and manual fabrication equipment (e.g. mills, lathes, welding) and a wide variety of materials, e.g., wood, plastic, metals, etc.
- Ability to create and manage innovative hands-on engineering curriculum.

Additional Information:The Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory aims to foster:
- Hands-on Learning: Bridging the gap between theory and application.
- Student Empowerment: Empowering students to design and prototype on their own initiative.
- Peer Learning: Students teaching and learning from other students.
- A Diverse Community: A welcoming community that enables collaborations that are diverse in terms of gender, race and discipline.
- Design Innovation: A hub for designing and prototyping innovative products.
- Open Access to Technology: An expansive library of technology, equipment and tools.

The Manager of the Design and Prototyping Facilities within the Engineering Centers Building reports to the Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory.


Work Type:Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume as one PDF.

Contact:Lennon Rodgers
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Employment Class:Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:101303-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Close:Dec 8 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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