Wood and Metal Shop Technician

  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Vocational & Technical

Job Description

     Technical Support Staff are responsible for the safety and technical advancement of our maker community. Shop, Laboratory and Studio Technicians orient and initiate students, staff and faculty through a series of strategically scripted hands on instructional demonstrations aimed at providing a foundational overview of the safety, process, and material considerations related to that type of production. Thereafter, Technicians continue to support, supervise, and advise all bodies working in their respective areas; insuring that all activities adhere to Industry and Technical Support Services Standards.  
      Technical Support Staff are responsible for the general upkeep of the shop, lab or studio they perform in. This includes the general maintenance and basic repair of all equipment and tools associated with their space; the daily cleaning, daily organization and occasional minor renovation of the space. 
      Technical Support Staff should represent the department and their respective areas in a positive, customer service oriented manner. Users should be supported, respected and empowered; all while observing shop/lab/studio etiquette and general best practices.
 
 Under the direction of a senior technician and/or manager, the Wood/Metal Shop Technician performs a variety of skilled work involving wood, metal, and other materials. The Technician operates machinery and general shop equipment and tools to provide instructional safety demonstrations, product fabrication assistance, and other forms of technical support for students and faculty. Other duties include maintenance of machine and overall shop cleanliness; inventorying of equipment/supplies; and adherence and enforcement of safety policies and protocols. This position reports directly to the Wood/Metal Shop & Studios Manager.

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