Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Instructor (Manufacturing) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR (MANUFACTURING), Mechanical Engineering, to teach, train, and mentor a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students within three courses (2.008, 2.72, and 2.810) involving a wide variety of manual and automated prototyping and production techniques. The subject matter of the courses includes basic manufacturing operations, statistical process control, and precision machine design. Responsibilities include teaching/assisting students using a wide variety of techniques including machining, injection molding, thermoforming, waterjet cutting, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing; creating and delivering process demonstrations for faculty lectures; writing and revising lab assignments; holding classroom-based tutorial sessions and interactive design reviews guiding students in process planning and CAD/CAM techniques; grading assignments; assisting students with problem-solving and mechanical design; monitoring and instructing students in safety and industrial hygiene regulations; conducting safety training; assisting with the purchasing and handling of materials and identification, procurement, and setup of equipment; periodic equipment maintenance; and maintaining a clean and tidy shop.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (B.S. in mechanical engineering preferred); minimum of five years’ related experience as an instructor or trainer; experience with hands-on mechanical fabrication; in-depth knowledge of the above-stated processes and professional CAD/CAM software (e.g., SolidWorks, Mastercam); familiarity with CNC milling and turning, sheet metal forming, injection molding, thermoforming, 3D printing, casting, water jet cutting, and laser cutting; ability to demonstrate and teach; strong CAD/CAM and mechanical design skills; keen safety awareness; excellent communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; comfort working with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment; self-starter; flexibility in dealing with projects from the very simple to highly complex; and an aptitude for problem solving. Job #14840

Must be available 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. throughout the school year (September through May). Occasional night and weekend availability may be needed. Flexible hours will be possible at some times during the year.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14840

Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

Department: Mechanical Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No