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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Instructor-Manufacturing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Instructor-Manufacturing

  • Job Number: 22334

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, MANUFACTURING, Mechanical Engineering (MechE), to teach, train, and mentor students using fabrication facilities as part of undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing and mechanical design. Courses involve a variety of prototyping and production techniques, including machining, injection molding, thermoforming, waterjet cutting, 3D printing, and metrology and the use of CAD/CAM software. Will support faculty lectures by creating and delivering process demonstrations (including video and online materials); writing and revising lab assignments; leading classroom-based tutorial sessions and interactive design reviews; grading assignments, including physical prototypes, written responses, and data analysis; working closely with others to maintain the shop’s operations; organizing and delivering training on equipment operation and shop safety; assisting students in the shop; and communicating effectively to foster a positive and inclusive work and learning environment.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and/or manufacturing or a related field; at least five years of hands-on experience with mechanical fabrication; in-depth knowledge of machining, injection molding, thermoforming, waterjet cutting, additive manufacturing (3D printing), metrology, and professional CAD/CAM software (e.g., Autodesk Fusion360, HSMWorks, SolidWorks, Mastercam); experience training and teaching others to use equipment and/or in design/manufacturing practice; keen safety awareness; excellent communication skills; ability to handle multiple workstreams; and comfort working with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in a fast-paced environment. Experience in additive manufacturing, CNC machining, automation, and augmented/virtual reality is of particular interest. Job #22334 Occasional night and weekend availability is needed during the academic semesters. This is full-time, twelve-month staff position This is a temporary position through May 31, 2025, and is typically renewed annually subject to continued need, available funding, and employee performance. Application material should include a link to your website or a PDF file with examples of your prior design and manufacturing work (assuming this can be shared non-confidentially). 2/2/23