Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Instructor

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Mechanical Engineering

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MANUFACTURING TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Mechanical Engineering, 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 as well as CAD/CAM software. Will support faculty lectures by creating and delivering process demonstrations and writing and revising lab assignments; leading classroom-based tutorial sessions and interactive design reviews; grade assignments including physical prototypes, written responses, and process data; work closely with others to maintain the shop’s operations; organize and deliver training on equipment operation and shop safety; and assist students performing research-oriented work in the shop.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years of hands-on experience with mechanical fabrication; in-depth knowledge of machining, injection molding, thermoforming, waterjet cutting, 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 and the ability to handle multiple workstreams; and comfort working with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in a fast-paced environment. A B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and/or manufacturing or a related field is also required. Job #15853 Application material should include a link to your website or a pdf file with photos describing your previous prototyping and manufacturing experience (assuming this can be shared nonconfidentially).

Please note that this is a nine-month (September to May) full-time position and is not a postdoctoral, lecturer, or faculty position.Occasional night and weekend availability may be needed. Revised 7/26/18

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.