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Shop Technician - Academic Year

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033961
Department Code 23012-4032
Department CVPA-School Of Art And Design
Job Title Shop Technician - Academic Year
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Non-exempt

This position will include evenings and one weekend day

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

This is an Academic Year position

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Shop technicians are responsible for operating and maintaining a safe and clean interdisciplinary fabrication shop for the college of Visual and Performing Arts. Shop spaces are where students and faculty are engaged in advanced fabrication and materials research. They function to give students an intimidation free and safe learning environment, equipped with modern technologies in support of curriculum, with which they can research, explore, and create through various materials, processes and techniques. Technicians work closely with students and faculty to help guide projects.

This is an Academic Year position


• College degree in related field (Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Sculpture, Theatrical Technical Direction, etc.) or relevant work experience.
• 2 years teaching, preferably in a shop-related field

Job Specific Qualifications

• Extensive knowledge of metal, wood, and plastic fabrication techniques, with emphasis on welding and mold making.
CNC plasma and router experience desired.
• 3D printing knowledge a plus.
• Proficiency with one or more of the following: ACAD, Inventor, Graphite, Solidworks, Rhino.
• Adobe Creative Suite knowledge is a plus.


• Provide instruction and oversight on the use of power tools, hand tools, and material processing strategies for fabrication in metal, wood, plastic, etc, for students, faculty and staff.
• Maintain health and safety standards as dictated by University and government regulation.
• Maintain and repair equipment as necessary, implement upgrades. Maintain inventory of materials, equipment, machine parts, and hand tools. Ensure all equipment is in safe and general working order.
• Supervise student employees.
• Work with Director of Fabrication Shops to continually review and improve shop practices and interfaces with curriculum.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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Job Posting Date 09/25/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
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