Massachusetts Institute of Technology Operations and Shop Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

OPERATIONS AND SHOP ASSISTANT, MIT-SUTD (Singapore University of Technology) Collaboration-International Design Center (IDC), to provide administrative and technical support for the efficient day-to-day operation of the IDC. Will coordinate the procurement process for items needed by the IDC shop and administration; research vendors, solicit estimates, communicate with vendors and the MIT Procurement office; track purchases; monitor the IDC operations budget; work with the shop manager to ensure the efficient operation of the IDC shop and fabrication facilities, including general shop upkeep; process access requests; assist with educational programs, including conducting training on shop policies and procedures; serve as the primary point of contact for the management of the IDC space; manage the on-line conference room reservation calendar; and support the logistics for workshops, seminars, and other meetings and events. May serve as back-up to the shop manager for training on specific equipment. Will report to the assistant director of the MIT-SUTD Collaboration with dotted-line responsibility to the shop manager on shop matters and the development director for event planning.

A full position description is available from Jon Griffith at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma, a minimum of three years’ direct/related experience in a business office/lab setting, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple priorities, and experience with fabrication equipment in a working shop/lab. Seek a detail-oriented and resourceful individual who is able to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders. required. MIT experience is preferred. Job #14694-5

This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.


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.

Job Number: 14694

Functional Area: Administration

Department: MIT-SUTD Collaboration

School Area: Office of Provost

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No