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Support Technician
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Colorado
 
 
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Date Posted 09/20/2019
Category
Admin-Instructional Technology And Design
Salary $25.00 -  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Fall A and B

Support Technician

Part-Time, Alumni Position,

20 hours a Week, $25.00 an hour

Reports to Matt Harris

 

General Description: 

The Neusteter support technician helps oversee the wood shop, welding facilities, and ceramic kilns. They must be trained and knowledgeable in the correct operating procedures of all the equipment and prevent accidents from misuse of equipment. Students assist with the maintenance of the shops and also hold open hours for students after class hours and weekends.

 

Specific wood shop responsibilities:

  • Enforce wood shop safety. Please see "Shop Etiquette, Policies & Rules" 

  • Consult with students before they use any power tools and make sure they know how to safely use the tool.

  • Unlock power tools and tool cage when students need to use them. 

  • Direct students in the safe and proper use of the following wood shop power tools: Panel saw, table saw, scroll saw, band saw, spindle sander, disc and belt sander, router, and drill press.

  • Educate students in the safe and proper use of the following hand tools: Drill, driver, pneumatic nail and staple guns, palm sanders, angle grinders, jig saw, circular saw, belt sander, router, Dremel tool biscuit joiner, and other various tools in the wood shop tool cage.

  • Conduct daily inventory of the tool cage, tool cabinet, and keep hardware stocked and organized.

  • Assist students in locating tools and hardware within the tool cage. If more supplies need to be ordered contact the Woodshops Manager.

  • Facilitate tool checkout.

  • Repair and maintenance of tools during student shift.  Contact a Woodshops Manager for repair and advice. If a stationary tool becomes inoperable, it needs to be labeled "Do Not Use" and unplugged or locked-out. 

  • Maintain a clean work area: Alert the students 30 minutes before the approaching closing time. Remind them to clean the shop and put away their tools. At the end of each shift you are responsible for a final look through and cleaning of the wood shop.

  • Vacuum off each tool and sweep the floors. Return all tools to the appropriate location. Lock all tools, cabinets and tool cage.

  • Work studies should not leave the shop for more than 15 minutes during a shift.

 

Woodshop Contacts

 

  • In case of an emergency: call 911, then contact the main desk @ 303-753-6046 for additional assistance.

  • Carpenter building and Woodshop Manager offices: 303-225-8593 - Leave a message if no one answers. Call this number first when trying to reach Mike Littrell.

  • Woodshops Manager #1: Michael Littrell, mlittrell@rmcad.edu. If it is the weekend and you need assistance with a power tool repair you can call Mike Littrell at home: 303-363-8903 (Leave a message if no one answers.) In most cases just email him and he will get to it on Monday. 

  • Head of Fine Arts: Matthew Harris mharris@rmcad.edu

  • Chair of Fine Arts: Jamie Carrejo jcarrejo@rmcad.edu

 

Specific Sculpture studio responsibilities

Assist the head of Fine Arts in the upkeep and maintenance of the sculpture studio. There are both daily tasks and and weekly projects. Please refer to “Neusteter Daily tasks” and “Neusteter weekly projects”. The following are examples of tasks and projects that will be assigned. This is not an exhaustive list and it is the responsibility of the support technician to review the updates “daily tasks” and “weekly projects” documents at the beginning of each shift.

 

If no one in using the wood shop, the support technician will proceed with general sculpture maintenance. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Sweeping and mopping the floors

  • cleaning the sink

  • emptying and replacing the sink buckets

  • cleaning the plaster area

  • picking up trash on the floor and under the tables

  • putting away any material left out by students

  • etc.

 

Weekly projects will include but is not limited to: 

  • Creating signage

  • research and development of new materials and processes

  • creating teaching examples of projects

  • creating powerpoints for demonstrations on safety and techniques

  • building jigs and tools for the sculpture studio

  • etc.

 

Specific Ceramics studio responsibilities

Assist the head of 3D Fine Arts in the upkeep and maintenance of the Ceramics studio. There are both daily tasks and and weekly projects. Please refer to “Neusteter Daily tasks” and “Neusteter weekly projects”. The following are examples of tasks and projects that will be assigned. This is not an exhaustive list and it is the responsibility of the support technician to review the updates “daily tasks” and “weekly projects” documents at the beginning of each shift.
 

In addition to assigned tasks and projects students must be trained and knowledgeable on the following subjects so as to oversee the safe use of ceramic materials and equipment:

  • Clay reclaiming

  • Clay mixing (can involve lifting 50 lbs at a time)

  • Kiln loading and unloading

  • Firing kilns and programming kilns

  • Glaze mixing

  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of ceramic materials

 

At the beginning of each shift, if no one wants to use the wood shop, the support tech will proceed with general ceramics studio maintenance. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Sweeping and mopping the floors

  • cleaning the sinks

  • emptying and replacing the sink buckets

  • cleaning the glaze room

  • picking up trash on the floor and under the tables

  • putting away any material left out by students

  • sweeping the kiln room and removing flammable debri

  • etc.

 

Weekly projects will include but is not limited to: 

  • Creating signage

  • research and development of new materials and processes

  • creating teaching examples of projects

  • creating powerpoints for demonstrations on safety and techniques

  • building jigs and tools for the ceramics studio

  • reclaiming clay

  • making glaze waste containers

  • loading and unloading kilns

  • Firing kilns

  • Restocking the glaze room

  • Materials inventory

  • Making test tiles

  • Cleaning kiln shelves

  • Washing kiln shelves

  • Mixing kiln Wash

  • organizing ware boards

  • Mixing class glazes, stains, and slips 

  • Assisting students in proper and safe use of ceramics materials and ceramics equipment

  • Distributing clay to students in classes. Please see: “Ceramics studio access rules” 

  • etc.

 

Ceramics Studio Contacts

 

  • In case of an emergency: call 911, then contact the main desk @ 303-753-6046 for additional assistance.

  • Head of 3D Fine Arts: Matthew Harris mharris@rmcad.edu

  • Chair of Fine Arts: Jaime Carrejo, jcarrejo@rmcad.edu

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