Workshop Assistant

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Employer:
Old Westbury, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 28 '21Posted on:

New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, it welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.

New York Tech embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefits the larger world. More than 100,000 alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future. 

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  • Reporting to the Director of Digital Technologies and Fabrication this position will be responsible for daily operations of an integrated analog and digital fabrication shop in Long Island. 
  • Collaborate with New York Tech faculty and administrators and assist in; installing, maintaining and continually improving equipment for a state of the art wood shop and digital fabrication lab
  • Administration of safety procedures and their coordinator with other New York Tech administration including the implementation of operation procedures (OP) and Machine Safety Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Assist with technology budgets and reports in addition to fabrication lab policies, procedures, tutorials and purchases.
  • Train and supervise student staff in the interest of advancing a culture of experimental making.
  • Researching and experimenting with the capabilities of traditional wood shop tools, digital tools and various other methods
  • Organize software & hardware updates as needed.
  • Manage online queue of student printing and cutting submissions for staff run equipment.
  • Organize equipment use demonstrations and orientations for students and faculty.
  • Create clear, accurate, user-friendly documentation/tutorials for all equipment. 
  • Required travel between campus locations in Long Island and New York City to assist on specific projects, receive training, install equipment, etc.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work nights and weekends.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and significant experience in fabrication in an academic and/or professional settings
  • Experience operating three or more of the following digital fabrication systems: 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, and vacuum forming.
  • Experience with CAD/CAM programming; Rhino, Revit, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience using, installing and maintaining software for 3D modeling, CNC, and/or Arduino systems is also beneficial.
  • Experience using and repairing woodworking equipment, and have the ability to creatively integrate traditional analog fabrication methods with emerging digital techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lift heavy equipment and materials.
  • Ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary manner from concept to fabrication. 

Required Application Materials:

1)    Cover letter

2)    Resume/CV

3)    Portfolio in PDF format (10 pages, 5 MB max.)

4)    Contact information for 3 references 

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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