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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Makerspace Technician 1

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Support the operation and administration of the 1819 Makerspace aiding users with design projects, maintaining and operating equipment, and managing space and equipment access. This position may be hired at level 1, 2, or 3.

Essential Functions

  • Provide consultative technical and training support and services to 1819 Makerspace users. Manage projects of basic to moderate scope and complexity.
  • Educate users on the safe, smart, and practical use of makerspace equipment, tools and software. Including developing and enforcing standard operating procedures in compliance with OSHA and EHS policies.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of hands-on experiential learning workshops that maximize user’s knowledge of materials, processes, and technologies.
  • Coach the layout work necessary to fabricate objects from various materials.
  • Advise and assist users with alterations in design to increase efficiency or aid in fabrication. 
  • Maintain equipment and facility, ensuring that they are clean, safe, and ready for operation.
  • Participate in the recruitment and training of student employees in the 1819 Makerspace facility. 
  • Deliver excellent customer service and maintain clarity and composure when faced with difficult situations.
  • Advise on the installation, configuration, and modification of equipment and associated software.
  • Collaborate with UC faculty and administration to support curriculum and programing for the 1819 Makerspace. 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Design or related field.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • One (1) year of related experience operating and programing CNC machines, laser machining, or 3-D printing and use of design software.
  • Some positions may require experience in specific areas of manual or digital fabrication.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Additional experience in prototyping and fabrication. 
  • Knowledge of any of the following: sewing, graphics printing, electronics, programming, vacuum forming, finishing, powder coating, welding, metal fabrication, wood construction, composites.
  • Experience in academic or innovation focused shop environments.
  • Fabrication Technician: Expertise in woodworking, metal fabrication, and welding including GMAW and GTAW processes. Ability to advise users about sound approaches to design and fabrication in a range of materials. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
  • Sitting - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Oils: There is air or skin exposure to POLS (Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants) or other cutting fluids.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 70861 


Makerspace Technician 1

Date:  Oct 8, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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