Digital Fabrication Specialist


Los Angeles, CA

Job Title:                            Digital Fabrication Specialist

Department:                     Fabrication Shop

Reports to:                        Fabrication Shop Manager

FLSA Status:                      Full-time, Non-exempt; Mon-Fri, 3:30PM-12:00AM



The Digital Fabrication Specialist should have advanced experience in the use and maintenance of Digital Fabrication equipment (CNC Mills/3D Printers/CNC Laser Cutters/3D Scanners). The Digital Fabrication Specialist will assist in managing 3D Printing operations as well as all other areas of the Digital Fabrication Facility. Within a busy and fast-paced Academic environment, the Digital Fabrication Specialist will work closely with the Fabrication Shop Manager, CNC Milling and 3D Printing Coordinators to help students and faculty attain their academic and research goals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-Lead the advisement/training of Shop users in the safe and proper use of all Digital Fabrication equipment
  • Co-Lead troubleshooting/repair/maintenance of equipment and infrastructure
  • Co-Lead evaluation/implementation of equipment
  • Use/application of third-party Safety Credentialing Database (SafetySpot)
  • Use/application of in-house Electronic/Online tools (Shop Mobile App)
  • Assist in creating/updating safety documentation
  • Assist in creating/updating usage policies
  • Assist in the training/supervision of student workers
  • Assist in the creation of live Digital Fabrication Workshops
  • Conduct live Digital Fabrication Workshops
  • Processing/troubleshooting/creating digital files
  • Advanced student digital file review/consultation
  • Assist in managing 3D printing operations
  • Assist in managing Laser cutting operations
  • Assist in managing CNC Router Mill operations
  • Assist in managing 3D Scanning operations
  • Enforcing Shop policies/protocols
  • Maintaining a clean shop environment
  • Tool circulation/tracking
  • Inventory tracking
  • Working with Shop staff/students/faculty to complete construction of furniture, fixtures, jigs for the Shop and campus use
  • Other tasks, as assigned



  • Proficient in the use of CAD software (Rhino/AutoCad/Maya/ZBrush/Etc)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator
  • Minimum 2 years of experience programming and operating CNC Router Mills
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with 3D printing equipment and related software (Stratasys/3D Systems/Mcor preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with CNC laser cutting equipment and related software (Universal laser systems preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years woodworking experience (table saws/band saws/jointer/planer/sanders/power tools)
  • Metalworking experience (welding/cutting/bending/finishing) preferred
  • Candidates should be comfortable wearing the appropriate respiratory equipment for work where dust and fumes are present, along with any other required safety equipment (face shields/goggles/protective clothing), candidates should also be capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Experience in an academic setting preferred


To apply, please visit our online application system, or email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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