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Metal Shop Technician


STATUS: Part-Time, up to 28 hours per week, 9 months per year
DIVISION:  Academic Facilities
REPORTS TO:  Metal Shop and Foundry Manager



The Metal shop & Foundry Technician is responsible for helping to oversee the metal shop and foundry facilities.  Technician assists in the training of students, staff, and faculty in the safe and effective use of metal shop and foundry tools, equipment, and machinery.  Position will consistently work up to 20 hours per week on Saturday from 8 am-7:15 pm and Sunday from 11:45 am-7:15 pm.  Additional hours may be worked as needed.  



  • Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Provide service and observe the needs of students and faculty utilizing the facility in the fulfillment of their curricular purpose.
  • Assist in routine and unanticipated maintenance of shop tools and equipment.
  • Assist in the supervision of work study students.
  • Assist in safety programs to ensure the proper use of tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Maintain a clean and effective workspace.
  • Ensure OSHA safety regulations are being observed and maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • One to three years of experience in a variety of metalworking, fabrication, foundry, and art processes.
  • Computer proficiency necessary, 3D CAD and Laser Cutter experience preferred.  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Aptitude for learning new skills and techniques.
  • Able to work effectively with a diverse student and faculty populace of varying abilities.
  • Educational environment experience preferred.



This job operates in equipment-based academic facilities, a professional office and college campus environment. The noise levels in the work environment range from moderate to very loud. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to perform complex tasks.  Employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



 College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  



How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format:  Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to:

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