Reporting to the Director, the incumbent independently manages and provides technical and operational direction in conjunction with the faculty committee for the UC San Diego MakerLab facility and academic programs. Develops the long-term vision and goals, policies and procedures, as well as managing ongoing operations of the program(s) and oversees a fairly large operational budget to achieve objectives. Responsible for recruiting and retaining industry partners in the achievement of the lab's mission and goals. Develops and manages a membership program for the community, industry partners, and students.
Oversees all strategic elements of program administration and operations. Leads the campus-wide Federation of Maker Spaces, including developing commonality of processes for the maker space community. Having wide-ranging experience uses advanced engineering concepts to oversee major engineering projects and initiatives whose importance is indicated by a campus-wide profile and/or of major significance to industry partners. Projects are significant in terms of scope, complexity, impact and budget. Responsibilities encompass leading industry-wide researchprojects. Is considered a subject matter expert on campus and is often recognized as an expert externally in the industry. Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to campus plans and objectives. Will work with regional, national and international groups andcommittees.
Advanced Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge associated with the planning, development, and fabrication of engineering systems. Knowledge of theory and design principles of mechanical and electrical circuit design and mechanical prototyping. Knowledge of basic circuit analysis programs and board layout tools.
Advanced knowledge of specialized design work as well as the overall field. Proven ability to program microprocessors. Competency in the areas of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, such as use of CAD/CAM software, CNC machine operation, 3D printer operation and maintenance, electronics.
Materials and Metallurgy experience and knowledge. Knowledge of characteristics, machinability & mechanical properties of a wide variety of materials such as metals, plastics, ceramics, foam and composites.
Strong project management skills needed to assume responsibility for accomplishment of research objectives. Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Proven success and ability to oversee financial management, including budgeting and financial reports. Experience in construction project management.
High-level strategic planning and analytical skills. Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs to achieve mission and goals of the Center.
Demonstrated experience in preparing and developing grant proposals.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. Experience in writing and editing training for equipment and lab safety.
Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills. Experience providing training in the use of fabrication equipment.
Proven experience in successful fund raising in an academic or industrial setting. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors. Ability to evaluate individuals, corporations, and philanthropic institutions with respect to fundraising.
Graduation from college with major work in engineering and five (5) years of engineering experience in the planning, development, and construction of engineering systems, including two (2) years in specialized design work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Profificnt skill in software programs such as LabView, Matlab, Python and/or other lab management systems.
Experience in managing a lab facility, including knowledge of project management, staff management, safety requirements and recharge/financial support to keep the facility operating smoothly.
Experience with laboratory safety, including a knowledge of mechanical, electrical, mechanical and/or chemical safety procedures.
Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
Job offer is contingent on satisfactory clearance based on a background check.
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