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MakerSpace Assistant Lab Technician

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Department: 
MakerSpace
Hours: 
Depending on department need; Up to 25 hours
Salary Range: 
12.80
Benefits Eligible: 
No
Job End Date: 
6/30/2023
Application Due Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2022
All applications are due by 11:59PM (Arizona time) on the day listed above.
Job Summary: 

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is hiring a MakerSpace Assistant Lab Technician. This position will provide students with support in a the learning environment.

The MakerSpace Assistant Lab Technician is tasked with maintaining the space and the equipment in the space.  This includes performing routine maintenance on machines, helping students with projects, cleaning the space, and ensuring that personal protective equipment is available and in use by the users of the space.  The MakerSpace Assistant Lab Technician is also tasked with keeping training plans for individual machines up-to-date, and operating machines when the STEAM Engine is tasked to make projects. 

Essential Functions: 

20% Assisting students with projects, instructing students in the appropriate use of equipment and tools.

20% Maintaining equipment and tools in the MakerSpace.  For example, cleaning machines, sharpening blades, bits, etc.

20% Ensuring that all activities in the MakerSpace are being done in a safe manner, ensuring that personal protective equipment is being used appropriately, and is clean and available.

15% Preparing the MakerSpace for visiting classes, and other stakeholders as required.  Setting up computers, equipment, tools, etc. for class usage.

10% Supporting and assisting with MakerSpace projects including learning seminars and building projects.

10% Cleans and maintains the space.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Experience with MakerSpace technologies; i.e. 3D Printing; Vinyl Cutting; Sewing and Embroidery; Laser Cutting; Woodworking; Art; Multimedia equipment; Adobe Suite; etc.

2. Proficient communication skills to include verbal, written, and electronic communication.

3. Good time management skills.

4. Willingness to learn, and explore new things and ideas.

Desired Qualifications: 

1. Experience with AutoCAD software.

2. Experience with customer service.

3. Experience with industrial 3D Printers, Laser cutters, and/or CNC machines.

4. Experience welding.

5. OSHA training.

Special Working Conditions: 

This job includes working in a lab around machinery and equipment.  Some of this equipment does pose a safety risk (hearing, eyes, etc.), all tasks will be done in a safe and professional manner (as defined by internal policy and OSHA regulations).

Employees may be tasked with unloading and/or loading heavy materials (up to 25 pounds).

Learning College Letter of Interest

Please include with your cover letter a Letter of Interest detailing a summary of qualifications and a philosophy statement explaining how you in this role will support Estrella Mountain's Learning College initiative and student success. For more information about the Learning College Principles, please visit our Learning College site.


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

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