Analog Fabrication Coordinator


Los Angeles, CA

Title:                                    Analog Fabrication Coordinator

Department:                      Fabrication Shop

Reports to:                         Fabrication Shop Manager

FLSA Status:                       Full-time, Non-exempt



The Analog Fabrication Coordinator will have advanced knowledge of the use and maintenance of all woodworking, metalworking, welding equipment, and will apply this knowledge to oversee all Analog Fabrication Operations, including: troubleshooting/repair; scheduling; planning, within a busy and fast-paced Academic environment. Working closely with the Fabrication Shop Manager, the Analog Fabrication Coordinator will oversee Shop safety and Shop safety instruction for all users and will work closely with the Fabrication Shop Manager to advance operations to help students and faculty attain their academic and research goals. The Analog Fabrication Coordinator should also have a solid understanding of, and practical experience with, MIG welding; plaster/resin casting; mold-making; thermal-forming; concrete work, and the ability to instruct students, faculty and staff in the successful application of these processes in their work.

The Analog Fabrication Coordinator will also have a firm grasp of small to medium-scale construction methodology; gallery installation techniques; furniture design/building and the ability to impart this knowledge to Shop users and staff..


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the shop, and to assist faculty and students in the completion of coursework and research
  • Establish maintenance schedules for all aspects of the equipment; ordering parts and maintaining a supply of standard materials as required, and administering the safe upkeep of the shop area
  • Coordinate the Analog Shop schedule of operations
  • Coordinate all work-study staff within Analog Shop
  • Responsible for training students, work-study, staff in Shop safety protocols and equipment use with an emphasis on safe practices
  • Maintenance/Integration of third-party Safety Credentialing Database (SafetySpot)
  • Assist with continued development of Shop Mobile App
  • Responsible for establishing a Shop-based materials library including the visual documentation of fabrication processes, finishes and fastening systems as they relate to a range of materials
  • Advise and assist Shop users in the completion of their projects
  • Create/Update/Administer written and live tutorials/demonstrations for campus dissemination
  • Advise and assist students, faculty, staff and exhibitors with gallery installations
  • Repair, maintenance, calibration of equipment
  • Maintain a clean Shop environment
  • Enforce Shop policies/protocols
  • Monitor Shop for safety violations, reporting violations as directed
  • Assure proper use off safety equipment, including, but not limited to: PPE (personal protection equipment)
  • Identify potential causes for accidents/illness and recommend changes in policies and procedures to prevent such occurrences
  • Work with staff, students, faculty to complete construction of furniture, fixtures, jigs, etc. for shop and campus use
  • Tool circulation and inventory tracking/reporting
  • Consumables/Supply/Equipment sourcing and ordering
  • Assist with Material Data Sheet database management (MSDS Online)
  • Complete Forklift Training/Certification (provided by SCI-Arc)
  • Other duties, as assigned



  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Metal Working: Aluminum/Steel/Stainless Steel (Sheet/Plate/Bar/Tube)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with MIG/TIG Welding: Aluminum/Steel/Stainless Steel (Sheet/Plate/Bar/Tube)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Wood Working/Carpentry: Table/Band Saw; Jointer/Planer; Shaper; Sanders; Power/Hand Tools
  • Experience in Thermal-Forming preferred
  • Experience in Casting (resins/plaster/concrete)
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator (Rhino and/or AutoCad experience a plus).
  • Candidates should be comfortable wearing the appropriate respiratory equipment for work in a dusty environment, along with any other required safety equipment (face shields/goggles/protective clothing), candidates should also be capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings, weekends, holidays as needed
  • Experience in an Academic setting preferred


To apply, please visit our online application system


We offer a great benefits package with medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.


SCI-Arc is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

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