23 days old

Senior Tech MakerSpace

Houston, TX 77002
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Will lead, schedule, monitor, and assist
supervisor with the daily operations of MakerSpace labs. Assist with laboratory processes, activities
and use of labs; including service, maintenance, and support of technologies.
May deliver short training and/or orientations on the use of equipment for
users of the space. In addition to machine programming and operation, a primary
focus of the position will be insuring safety within the labs and the
development and administration of teaching and training resources.


1. Develop
and implement Policy and Procedures Manual as guidelines for lab practices,
keep current with new technologies and safety regulations and research/develop
ADA procedures.

2. Assist
in training, coordinating and leading the work of MakerSpace lab technicians;
including but not limited to work schedules, lab assignments and maintenance of
lab equipment.

3. Assist
in conducting risk management assessments to proactively evaluate the physical
environment of the labs on a regular basis.

4. Collect
analyze and report data regarding lab use, effectiveness of labs, skills labs
and activities.

5. Assist
with the day-to-day operations of the labs and technologies; to include assisting
students, faculty, staff and the community with various projects.

6. Collaborate
with supervisor to implement new technology integrations, lead the evaluation
of technology pilots and troubleshoot where necessary to ensure successful

7. Develop
lab schedules to maximize use, ensure safe operation of the labs, and train
users in the safe use of technologies as they are implemented.

8. Collaborate
with technical staff where appropriate in other MakerSpace labs as they are set
up around the district.

9. Support
and troubleshoot all computerized and non-computerized equipment within the

10. Research,
evaluate and recommend purchases of appropriate equipment and software.

11. Assist
HCC IT technicians as determined by departmental leadership.

12. May
be required travel to multiple campus locations, and work evening and weekend
hours as needed.

* With or without accommodation, the
employee in this position needs to move about and position him/herself to
access files and operate a variety of prototyping machines including laser
cutting systems, 3D printers, CNC routers, plasma cutters, vinyl cutters,
plastics forming systems and other power equipment. This position requires work
in a unique product development and prototyping laboratory and routinely
exposes one to manufacturing and other technical environments. This may require
lifting and positioning raw materials and/or products, loading materials into
machines, fabricating working models of product ideas, and may occasionally
involve work out of door.

Performs other duties, tasks and
assignments as required.

Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree required
  • 3 years experience setting up, operating and maintaining tools and equipment in a studio, MakerSpace or shop environment required.
  • Experience implementing and supporting policies and procedures on the safe use of tools and equipment in a studio, MakerSpace or shop environment preferred
Licensing & Certification
  • Valid Texas Driver License
Special Skills
  • MS Office Programs
  • Design & Production Software
  • Light Machining/Manufacturing
  • Woodworking/Metalworking


  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Thinking Critically
  • Managing Change
  • Communicating Effectively


General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand;
sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and
distance vision. Use of personal
computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file
cabinets, and calculator. Manual
dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use
2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings,
training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to
include weekends and holidays.

This job class may contain positions that are
security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education
Code 51.215

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. Were proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York Citys 55.

145 languages are spoken here.

Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

Houston is a major-league sports town, and dont forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nations top institutions.

With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houstons cultural scene.

Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and youre ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veterans status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

Posted: 2019-11-20 Expires: 2019-12-19
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