Additive Manufacturing Technician - NextManufacturing Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016521
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has successfully grown its education and research programs in additive manufacturing during the last few years. This includes investment in laser powder bed, electron beam powder bed and metal binder jet additive machines, adding new courses and degree programs, introducing industrial training opportunities and support, and continuing to advance cutting edge research that is transferable to industry. Recent large-scale funding awards have driven even more growth in our additive manufacturing research enterprise requiring additional support to advance our efforts.
The NextManufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an Additive Manufacturing Technician to support the continued growth and success of its additive manufacturing research and education programs. The Additive Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the entire additive manufacturing laboratory and its equipment and reports to the NextManufacturing Center Executive Director. The individual will work alongside faculty, students and staff to plan, execute and support the needs of the center including the setup and execution of experimental builds for research projects as well as development and manufacture of parts for customers using our direct and indirect metals additive equipment.
Core responsibilities will include:
Responsible for day-to-day equipment operations
Ensure all equipment is accurately maintained and running efficiently. Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, cooling and gas systems as needed
Maintain and coordinate the schedule and work performed
Maintain raw material and supply inventory
Coordinate disposal of hazardous materials and other related items with Environmental Health & Safety
Provide support to faculty, students, staff and external partners who utilize the equipment and services available in the laboratory
Provide guidance and training as needed to students to support their additive manufacturing research
Use STL CAD files and Magics software
Maintain and promote a positive and safe work environment
You should demonstrate:
Proven communication skills and dedication to building strong working relationships in a diverse workplace
Working closely with students with varying levels of knowledge and experience to support research projects
Excellent time management and the able to work overtime and long hours if needed
Primarily standing, concrete floor and frequently walking throughout manufacturing and related laboratories. Requires frequent lifting and moving of materials, supplies, parts, tools and equipment. Requires high manual dexterity, operation of hand tools and power tools. Must be comfortable working in a laboratory or industrial environment with a low to moderate level of background noise for extended periods of time. Ability to manually maneuver up to 75 lbs, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs is required.
Work will take place in the additive manufacturing and related laboratories, and includes the handling of metal powders used in additive machines. The individual must be able to wear a respirator during powder handling tasks and other typical laboratory safety equipment such as safety glasses and gloves.
High school diploma or equivalent
Basic mechanical, math and digital literacy
3+ years of metal additive manufacturing experience
Excellent understanding of inner machine workings and external processes
Well practiced with machine set up, operation, maintenance and powder processing
Proficient with CAD files and MS office
Skills for instructing/training additive machine operations to students and external customers
Talented with hand tools and measuring instruments
Familiar with general machine shop equipment and practices
Strong organizational/planning skills and attention to detail
Proficient with Solidworks and Magics
Understanding of post processing and QA processes for additive manufactured parts
Experience operating laser powder bed fusion and binder jetting equipment systems
Experience with safe handling and storage of metal powders
Experience with engineering alloys including stainless steels, aluminum, titanium and nickel based alloys
Experience with metallurgy, metal casting and/or welding
Successful Background Check
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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