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Requisition ID:  12917

Senior Manager, Student Manufacturing Spaces

Job Summary

The Senior Manager of Student Manufacturing Spaces will oversee the Mechanical Engineering Student Machine Shop, Mallott Innovation Prototyping Studio, and 3D Print Lab.  The senior manager will supervise machinists and part-time employees in the making facilities; help with formal as well as informal manufacturing related education of students; manage the fabrication tools and equipment utilized for instructional purposes; provide assistance to faculty and students in design projects for manufacturability and materials choice necessary for the project; and perform other duties as assigned, including presentation on machining practices to student groups.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, technology education, or closely related field
  • Four (4) years of experience working in a machine shop environment with metal working tools, wood working tools, or 3D printers
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree in engineering, manufacturing, or related field plus six (6) years of work experience with metal working tools, wood working tools, or 3D printers will be considered
  • Supervisory and teaching/mentoring experience
  • Experience working with solid modeling and CAD software
  • Knowledge of machine tool usage, hand tool usage and fabrication
  • Ability to prepare and interpret technical drawings, blueprints and solid models
  • A strong interest in education
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally



  • Bachelor’s degree in instruction or teaching 


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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