Job Opportunity: The 3D Print Lab Studio Technician

The 3D Print Lab Studio Technician will work as part of the Art and Design studio staff to manage the making facilities Arcadia’s University’s Digital Fabrication Lab. This position will help oversee all shop activities within the digital fabrication studio to ensure safe operations of equipment and tools, guiding students in the digital fabrication related skills and techniques. Duties include but not limited to: supervising student staff, maintenance repair and operation of shop equipment such as the CNC, laser cutters and 3D printers, work with faculty and students to achieve pedagogy needs, oversee safety of students and all users within the studios, and aid in management of material inventory and supplies. The studio technician will foster a positive learning environment through patience, excellent communication skills and expertise in making techniques related to digital fabrication.


Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past six years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we’ve established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.



Essential Functions


  •  Maintain all equipment, supervise equipment use, track and compile all material usage for charge backs, maintain inventory of supplies


Marginal Functions

  • Assist students/faculty with all aspects of equipment use and answer questions regarding software.


Received: Associate Professor, Visual & Performing Arts
Given: work study students


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Rhino5 3D Software
  • Working knowledge of a variety of 3D printers:
    • Stratasys Uprint, 3D Systems Projet, TAZ5, Form2
    • Epilogue Laser Engraver
    • CNC Mill


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BFA or similar experience working in 3D Digital Fabrication Lab

Opportunity posted on: August 23, 2016