Innovative Media, Research, and Commercialization Center Project Manager and FAB Technician

IMRC Center, Universty of Maine

Position Title: Innovative Media, Research, and Commercialization Center Project Manager and FAB Technician (id:23616)
Department: New Media

The University of Maine Innovative Media, Research, and Commercialization Center (IMRC) invites applications for a full-time, soft-money funded, fiscal-year IMRC Project Manager and FAB Technician, effective January 15, 2015. This position will manage and run the operations of the FAB and Prototyping facilities in the new IMRC Center including running and maintaining the equipment and working with students, faculty, and community members on creative and commercialization projects. The selected candidate will be an important member of the IMRC staff with responsibility for assisting the IMRC Director in achieving the mission and goals of the Center. The IMRC Project Manager creates and manages a comprehensive and engaging campus experience for students in Intermedia, New Media, Art and other programs, faculty and staff, as well as associated community members. Additionally, the IMRC Project Manager fosters an environment that supports the academic and personal development of all students in a diverse community. The selected candidate is expected to exercise creativity, to be highly visible, and to be substantially involved in all campus life as it pertains to the functions of the Center. The IMRC Project Manager will be an ambassador for the IMRC Labs, the Intermedia Program, the New Media Department and the University. Typical hiring range for the position is $40,461 – $47,205 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Project lead on external contracts and work for hire.

Directly supervise IMRC Laboratory students composed primarily of graduate assistants.

Manage the day-to-day operations of physical facilities including machines and spaces.

Oversee the processes and implementation of work flows within the labs.

Ordering and upkeep of laboratory inventories, equipment and resources.

Oversee and manage all operations of the IMRC Fab and Prototyping facilities, including doing all purchasing for the labs. Manage administrative tasks, including email communication, project oversight, completion of necessary paperwork, etc.

Work with Director and Fiscal Agent of IMRC to keep operational budget in order to maintain budgetary accountability.

Maintain an ongoing inventory of equipment, supplies, and resources.
Recruit and oversee hourly and work-study work for hire at the facilities.
Conduct business relations and work with business fulfilling contractual obligations.
Conduct individual research in areas of expertise related to the labs as well as support research of faculty users.

Collaborate with students, staff members, and faculty to foster an academic community that supports student learning, design thinking, collaborative efforts, or other academic initiatives.
Provide supervision, leadership and mentoring for graduate students. Hold weekly staff meetings and supervision meetings. Train student staff members, provide ongoing feedback about job performance, provide formal evaluations at least once per year, and support and hold staff members accountable for meeting the expectations of their positions.
Foster safe and secure working environments for students. Implement and enforce policies that: protect the University from liability, support student safety, and follow University and OSHA standards. Educate students on university policies, safety concerns, and procedures.

Represent IMRC on all needed professional or university committees related to operation of IMRC.

Develop and maintain professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.

Build productive working relationships with both internal and external co-workers/colleagues and external contacts/clients to achieve work goals.

Perform special assignments based on IMRC Project Manager’s own interests and departmental initiatives.

Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

A minimum of a BA in an arts, design, or engineering production field and relevant professional experience are required.
Experience running or overseeing a working professional shop.
Experience working with clients and contracted projects.
Experience in working in an educational environment and with students.
Familiarity with OSHA safety requirements and their application in a shop environment.
Basic familiarity with CAD/CAM software (AutoDesk, SolidEdge or SolidWorks, Vectric CAM, Sprut CAM), CNC processes, Laser cutting/engraving, 3D printing, and a broad knowledge of shop tools and their use.
Some knowledge of electronics and/or textiles and their use in prototyping design and product development preferred.
Ability to occasionally lift 30-50 pounds.
Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.

Located on the northern border of beautiful Downeast Maine, the University of Maine, Orono, is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land grant and sea grant university, enrolling nearly 12,000 students. Further information about Intermedia, New Media, and the IMRC can be found at Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the beautiful Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland, offering access to a wealth of outdoor activities and a thriving restaurant scene.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, materials must be submitted via HireTouch ( “Apply For Position”. You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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