Fabrication Shop Manager

at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

Dean of Engineering & Computer Science
Proposed Salary Range

Closing: 10/4/21
Type of Employment: Staff
Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Fabrication Shop Manager is responsible for designing, manufacturing, and modifying various equipment and/or structures. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the use of machine tools and fabrication equipment in the fabrication/machine shop
  • Ensure maintenance and upkeep of machinery in the shop
  • Ensure maintenance and upkeep of instrumentation in teaching laboratories for engineering and related programs
  • Ensure maintenance and upkeep of instrumentation in engineering research laboratories
  • Provide support to groups of undergraduate engineering students engaged in the two-semester capstone design courses
  • Contribute to reports on self-studies for ABET accreditation
  • Develop annual and long term maintenance and equipment replacement plans for the shop and laboratories
  • Be the lead in ordering parts for equipment as well as items needed for senior design projects
  • Maintain electronic inventory of equipment
  • Oversee use of general metal fabrication equipment
  • Provide budget for equipment maintenance and estimates for repairs as needed from time to time
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge of basic carpentry, electro-mechanical machinery, masonry, plumbing, welding, heating and air conditioning, and hydraulics
Knowledge of basic engineering practices and principles
Knowledge of design specifications and building codes and ordinances

Ability to draw and interpret blueprints
Ability to operate multi-craft equipment and machinery used in the construction of assistive devices
Ability to estimate costs, materials, manpower, time, and equipment required in the fabrication of assistive devices

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Applicants should be extremely well organized, detail oriented, and able to refocus quickly from multiple interruptions throughout the day.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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Job Posting: 3061720

Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

Updated On: Oct 04, 2021