Massachusetts Institute of Technology Shop Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

SHOP MANAGER, MIT-SUTD (Singapore University of Technology) Collaboration-International Design Center (IDC), to oversee the operations of the shop and fabrication facilities and manage the shop training for the IDC community. Will also serve as a technical instructor for programs and activities taking place in the IDC. Will report to the IDC co-director and MIT-SUTD collaboration director. Shop manager duties (59%) include daily oversight and maintenance of the IDC facilities and equipment; ensuring that the facilities are in clean and functional condition compliant with MIT Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Office directives; ensuring that IDC policies and procedures are adhered to fairly across the IDC community; creating and executing a shop maintenance program; tracking the use of shop equipment; and serving as dotted-line supervisor for a 50% assistant who will help with the daily upkeep of the space. Technical instructor (50%) responsibilities involve providing technical instruction to users of the IDC facilities; instructing users in the safe use of IDC equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and small mill and lathe; and tracking training for all members of the community.

A full description is available from Jon Griffith at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; strong design and fabrication experience; and substantial experience with fabrication equipment with a wide variety of materials, e.g., wood, plastic, metals, etc. Seek an innovative, hands-on manager who has demonstrated success in safety, teaching and mentoring, fabrication and making, and fostering community making and projects. Knowledge of basic microelectronics and programming a plus. MIT experience preferred. Job #14690

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: 14690

Functional Area: Research - Scientific

Department: MIT-SUTD Collaboration

School Area: Office of Provost

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No