Manager of Fabrication Facilities

The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 9 '14Posted on:

Manager of Fabrication Facilities (full-time, 35 hours/week). Applications close 7.29.14
School of Architecture and Planning; 101381

Position Summary: The School of Architecture and Planning is dedicated to the professional education of architects, planners, and others who will design, build and conserve the built environment. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Administration this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the School’s fabrication resources, which serve approximately 500 users. Facilities include a 1,000 sq. ft. woodshop, with furniture grade fabrication equipment, a metal working shop which includes a MIG welder, a three-axis Techno CNC Router, two Universal Laser Systems laser cutters, Rapid Prototypers, and a 200 sq. ft. finishing room

Essential Responsibilities Include: Develop and implement the strategic vision and oversee day-to-day operations of the School of Architecture and Planning’s fabrication resources and facilities. Develop, update, and implement safety standards and practices for fabrication facilities and ensure standards, practices, and policies are enforced. Participate in school-wide strategic planning and technology coordination to ensure that the area of fabrication is represented and incorporated. Oversee staff associated with fabrication and shop operations and associated projects. Develop and manage budget for fabrication operation. Provide direction and oversight for School-wide initiatives that involve the use of fabrication equipment and facilities. Develop and implement student workshops and orientations for facilities and equipment as needed. Develop administrative processes and procedures associated with fabrication operations.

Minimum Qualifications: A High School diploma required. At least seven (7) years’ of experience managing a traditional wood shop and/or digital fabrication facilities. Experience developing, implementing and enforcing safety and operating policies and protocols related to shop and fabrication equipment. Ability to provide oversight and supervision for diverse teams of students and staff. Must be willing to learn digital fabrication upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, design, fine arts or related field. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. Five (5) years’ of experience working in wood operations of fabrication facilities (experience can include undergraduate work). Experience in higher education (architecture and/or design). Experience working in an environment that uses 2-D and 3-D CAD and CAM software.


For immediate consideration, please forward resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Please quote position number 101381 in your correspondence. You must include salary requirements as part of application materials.

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