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Director, Lawrence Lin Makerspace (Internal Only)

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position. 

This individual is responsible for overseeing and facilitating all activities in the Lawrence Lin Makerspace.  This includes the delivery of College courses, training courses, outreach programs, as well as working with students on projects that may be from classes, competitions, or entrepreneurial efforts.  Must work with Faculty and Staff across the College to meet programmatic needs.  Requires supervising and overseeing staff and students to deliver programming.  Must be competent with both design and technical fabrication skills as well as supervisory skills.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree with 10+ years of demonstrated experience in design and/or manufacturing, OR
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/related field with 5+ years of experience


  • Self-starter, reliable, motivated in one’s work, with a demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Understanding of electronics/mechanical concept development, electronics/mechanical design, rapid prototyping (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters, etc.) and advanced manufacturing processes (CNC mill and lathe) that includes, but may not be limited to: wood, metal, plastic and electronics
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical and communications skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create, read, and interpret engineering drawings
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations including students, staff, and faculty
  • Computer skills, including database management software, but not limited to:
  • Matlab
  • AutoDesk Suite
  • MasterCAM
  • Slicing software
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Machining/Making and Technical Skills:

  • Proper and safe tool use
  • Manual machining
  • HAAS CNC Machines
  • 3D printing
  • Epilogue and FabLight Laser Cutters

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position. 

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P19.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.


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