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Laboratory Technician

Company: Weber State University
Location: Ogden
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Sculpture Lab Technician

Requisition Number: H01384P:

Position Category: Staff

Campus Location: Weber State University - Ogden, UT

Hours Per Week: 20-26

Months Per Year: 9

Alternate Work Schedule: Flexible hours throughout the week with a maximum of 26 hours per week. Adjunct teaching in the sculpture area may become available as an additional employment opportunity in tandem with the role of Sculpture Tech.

Pay Grade:


Hourly Pay Rate: 15.00


Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University seeks a part-time shop technician to help maintain a safe, clean, and efficient fabrication shop environment for the Sculpture area. Job responsibilities include providing supervision, maintenance, and equipment oversight of the DOVAD Sculpture lab. The primary role will be to provide assistance and technical support for faculty and students in woodworking and metal shops.

The successful candidate will have an eye for detail, organization, and cleanliness, as well as basic knowledge of woodworking equipment, processes, and techniques. The ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, and productive work environment is essential. Emphasis will be placed on the candidates ability to supervise safety procedures for students when operating tools and machinery.

Job Duties

Provide routine management and maintenance for the sculpture lab facilities. Assist faculty and provide support to students in all sculpture area methods including: woodworking, metal working, casting, small metals and foundry. Manage and conduct open shop hours for the art department and instruct students on safety procedures in shops. Assist with purchasing of materials and tools for the sculpture area and foundations courses. Assist in the oversight of general safety that meets OSHA standards and work with campus. facilities management to upkeep facility inspections and repairs.

Required Qualifications:

- BFA degree with an emphasis in Sculpture, or a related art degree and basic understanding of sculpture methods and processes including woodworking and metals.- Ability to supervise woodworking shops and metal shops and provide instruction to students on safety policies and proper use of tools and machines.- A working knowledge of sculpture methods and a desire to learn new sculpture methods and technology.- Strong communication and organizational skills for providing technical assistance to students and helping to organize tool rooms.- Ability to interact with students in a professional academic setting and follow university policies regarding diversity, equity and inclusion within the classroom dynamic.

Preferred Qualifications:

- MFA in sculpture or studio art- Basic knowledge of CNC router and laser cutter operation- Instructional experience at the college level, or other related teaching experience

Background Check? No

Benefits Summary:

Job Open Date: 05/27/2022

Review Date: 05/29/2022

Job Close Date: 8/1/2022

Open Until Filled:

Notes to Applicant:

Applications are due by Monday, August 1, 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview via Zoom to be scheduled mid to late August.

- A cover letter (PDF) of application that addresses the applicant's interest, capabilities, and past experience relevant to the required and/or preferred qualifications for this position.

- A resume, or CV, with applicant's education background and relevant experience, including a link to the applicant's artist website if available.

Please direct questions regarding this position to jasonmanley@weber.edu

Physical Activity of this position: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles etc., using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Agility is emphasized. Important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion., Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. , Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. , Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees., Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. , Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. , Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. , Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. , Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Physical Requirements of this position: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: operating machines, (i.e. lathes, drill presses, power saws) where the job is at or within arm's reach; skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, plumber, mechanic.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. , The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

To apply, visit https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/16802

Weber State University is an EOE/Minorities/Female/Vet/Disability employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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