Fabrication Lab Technician

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Job Description

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) is a new world-class design university established 2018 in the Dubai Design District (d3).

DIDI is currently seeking a Fab Lab Technician to be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of DIDI’s Fab Lab and to ensure it’s a healthy and safe environment for students.

Successful candidates will be required to have hands on experience on digital fabrication equipment and the related 2D/3D modelling software to operate 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines. Some experience on manually operated machines for woodworking and other prototyping tools is necessary. All this with a safety-conscious and student-centered service mindset.

Principle accountabilities

  • Implementation of all Laboratory Health and Safety procedures.
  • Supervising building maintenance, cleaning and security teams.
  • Assist in machinery maintenance, servicing, cleaning and calibration.
  • Arranging consumables for machinery operations and maintenance.
  • Identify and attend continued professional development training.

Workshop Delivery and Student Engagement

  • Sourcing and procuring material requirements.
  • Assist in the delivering and supervision of workshops.
  • Assisting students with their design challenges, requirements and projects.
  • Promoting DIDI at industry events (design days, design week…)
  • Assist in meeting interested visitors to DIDI and in5 Design and showing them Lab and the Facilities.

Requirements for considerationKeen interest to do team work in a startup environment, and ability to be flexible and adaptive.Professionalism – with competent verbal and written communication skills.Educated to degree level.A minimum of 3 years’ experience, preferably in a similar working environment.Significant knowledge across Software and Machines (Adobe Suite, 3D Modelling and Rendering, Woodwork, Metalwork, CNC and CAM experience, etc.)Demonstrated ability for developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse business problems.Needs to be organized and able to handle multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.

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