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General Purpose: The Fox Wood Shop Research Technician assists with the day-to-day operations of the Fox Wood Shop, supports research in the studio, and has access to the facility to pursue individual research outside of work hours. This appointment is for 1 year and is not renewable. Summary of Essential Functions: â¢ Assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Fox Wood Shop, ensuring that all equipment operates effectively and safely, the facilities are clean and efficient, and supplies are stocked and available â¨â¢ Serve as an educational resource, and support Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Bac, and Continuing and Professional Studies students regarding related processes of woodworking â¨â¢ Provide assistance to the Fox Wood Shop Managerâ¨â¢ Provide focused support for resources related to approved research Essential Duties & Responsibilities: â¢ Assist with, maintaining Environmental Health and Safety compliance, conducting EHS training for MICA employees working in the Academic Services Fabrication Studios, maintaining required EHS documentation, enforcing EHS policies, modeling safe studio practices, and generally ensuring safetyâ¢ Provide technical support to students in the Fox Wood Shopâ¨â¢ Assist with monitoring and maintaining equipment in the Fox Wood Shopâ¢ Enforce studio policies and demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of equipment, tools, materials, techniques, and processes in the Fox Wood Shopâ¢ Provide assistance and guidance to the Fox Wood Shop Student Technicians and work-studyâ¨â¢ Contribute to online tutorials for processes and techniques used in the Fox Wood Shopâ¢ Support workshops on woodworking processes and techniques for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staffâ¢ Help maintain supplies for the Fox Wood Shop by communicating with the Studio Managerâ¢ Share research to enhance the Fox Wood Shop and classes held thereinâ¨â¢ Perform other related duties as assignedKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities: â¢ Practical working experience with woodworking processes and techniques for hand tools, power tools, and stationary machineryâ¢ Good mechanical sensibilityâ¢ Ability to assess and trouble-shoot woodworking tools and equipmentâ¨â¢ Strong organizational skillsâ¨â¢ Ability to collaborate with students and faculty â¨â¢ Good communication skillsMinimum Qualifications:â¢ Bachelor Fine Art or a four year degree with experience working in a wood shopâ¢ Demonstrated experience in intermediate or advanced woodworkingâ¨â¢ Demonstrated experience operating table saws, jointers, and planersPreferred Qualifications: â¢ Demonstrated experience in intermediate or advanced woodworking â¨â¢ Demonstrated experience operating table saws, jointers, and planersâ¢ Demonstrated experience working as a technician in a wood shop, preferably in an academic environment â¨â¢ Experience working with the following machinery: table saws, preferably Saw Stop, jointers, planers, band saws and re-sawing, lathes, router tables, stationary sanders, and miter saws â¨â¢ Skills in traditional hand tools and edge sharpening â¨â¢ Skills in hand held power toolsâ¢ Knowledge of basic construction techniques, cold connections related to woodworking and hardwareâ¨â¢ Knowledge of material finishing and finishes Reporting to this Position: No direct reportsConditions of Employment: â¢ Candidate must successfully complete a full background check â¨â¢ Occasionally required to work evenings and weekendsPhysical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.â¢ Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)â¢ Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually (minimal, moderate, or high).â¢ Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
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About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.