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Learning Space Specialist CL2 (Architecture Shop Steward)

at University of Maine at Augusta in Augusta, Maine, United States

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Learning Space Specialist CL2 (Architecture Shop Steward) Department: Architecture – AARCH Bargaining Unit: COLT Salary Band/Wage Band: $15.99; B23 Work Schedule: 24 hours per week Location: Augusta, ME Statement of Job: Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine at Augusta from July 29 through August 5, 2021 and to external applicants thereafter. UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives. The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the part time position of Learning Space Specialist CL2 (Architecture Shop Steward) for our Bachelor of Architecture Program. The Learning Space Specialist supports the Architecture Shop Lab by maintaining the woodshop and CNC/3d printing labs, inventories, and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and other records as required, as well as training and assisting students and faculty during lab hours. We aim to create a safe, creative environment where students can explore and innovate. The selected applicant will be responsible for the maintenance and safety of our Making Labs – both woodworking and CNC/3D printing. Experience in both areas is desired. This is a twenty-four hour/week, twelve-month position, typically working three or four days per week, located in the Architecture Program’s facility at Handley Hall, 331 Water Street, Augusta. This year-round position is expected to start immediately. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Will work under general supervision, be provided with clear objectives and standards to coordinate activities in the woodshop and CNC lab.

+ Supports, supervises, attends, assists, and guides students in the Shop Lab and CNC/3D Lab on safety procedures, and proper functioning of equipment and its components, as well as other material explorations. This work will include both individual and group efforts.

+ Train and instruct students, staff, and student monitors in work methods and procedures for safe use of all equipment and tools.

+ Coordinate work assignments and projects to student workers.

+ Responsible to coordinate lab design and function to meet the learning objectives of various architecture courses, and works with faculty to set-up and take down teaching labs as needed.

+ Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of all equipment and lab areas including: changing and repairing of broken blades, sanding belts, pads for all sanding tools, drum sander, sanding drums, drill press, table saws and blades, laser cutter, disk sanders, compressor and dust collectors. This work includes researching and recommending methods and equipment to support program needs.

+ Anticipate and plan for problems and issues, and coordinate with program leader and staff to resolve those issues

+ Maintain inventory of all related equipment, which includes ordering (with staff assistance) and updating of inventory lists.

+ Perform other duties as assigned in support of the program and Handley Hall including necessary fit-out

Additional Summer Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Assist Facilities on the Augusta Campus during the summer months with various projects

+ Assist with HVAC preventive maintenance work for the facilities department, primarily filter changes.

+ Monthly: Fill drains with water to fill traps and prevent backflow of sewer gases

+ Replace light bulbs

+ Minor wall repair and painting

+ Replace damaged ceiling tiles

+ Other miscellaneous small carpentry tasks

Work Environment:

+ The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

+ Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

A full position description is available online here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/11J3uKajPW6czX1hnMhc8dfI0CVF9ogb6/view?usp=sharing) . Wage: $15.99; B23. Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree AND two years of related experience OR equivalent combination of training and experience

+ Possess experience with power tools, table saws, and general hand-tool use

+ Knowledge of safety procedures on the use and maintenance of equipment, tools and components

+ Possess knowledge or desire to work with CNC machining, 3D printing, and other related technologies

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings

+ Ability to work well in a diverse environment with students, faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with CNC machining and/or other digital technologies

+ Knowledge and understanding of university organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures

Other Information: Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/ . Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications will begin immediately. Materials received after August 19, 2021 will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening. The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226 (tel:207.581.1226) . Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months) Required Documents: Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV
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Job Posting: JC188970761

Posted On: Jul 31, 2021

Updated On: Sep 09, 2021