Job Details


Fabrication Lab Manager

Post Date:

September 1, 2017


University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Charlotte, NC


The School of Architecture (SoA) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Fabrication Lab Manager to service their 5,000 sqft fabrication facility housing wood, metal, digital and composite material tooling, including various hand tools and stationary machinery as well as state-of-the-art CNC machines, including a CNC plasma cutter, four laser cutters, a 3-axis CNC router, five 3D printers and a KUKA KR-60 robotic arm. The SoA is advancing their commitment to fabrication through a diverse curriculum rooted in the practice of architecture, material performance, digital manufacturing and building simulation. The committee seeks candidates who are able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to further engage the SoA in the enhancement of their fabrication capabilities, both in teaching and research. Particular interest will be given to applicants with management experience and a demonstrated expertise and/or comprehensive knowledge of innovative manufacturing and fabrication techniques and methodologies.

Responsibility of the Fabrication Lab Manager staff position is to manage the day-to-day operation of SoA’s fabrication laboratory in the areas of wood, metal, composite and digital tooling. This includes the supervision and organization of student employment, maintaining and repairing FabLab equipment, overseeing material inventories and purchasing lists, implementing best safety practices and training certifications, and supporting project-based requests from faculty and students. The successful applicant will join the collaborative work in the SoA currently focused on the importance of fabrication-based learning within an architectural education. A Master’s degree in Architecture or Industrial Design, or a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience is required.

The SoA offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.A. in Arch.), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Urban Design (MUD), as well as dual-degree programs in Architecture + Urban Design and Architecture + Computer Science.  The School is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment with a broad range of opportunities for creative work. Faculty and students are supported by exceptional facilities and a dynamic metropolitan landscape.  The School is committed to an academic climate in which the dignity of every individual is respected.  We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identification, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.  We strongly encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups.  Appointments will commence January 1, 2018. 

Qualified applicants must complete the online application at https://jobs/ (position #4055). Application requirements include 1) a cover letter, 2) resume or Curricula Vitae, 3) an abridged portfolio, and 4) contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding the above position may be directed to Chris Jarrett at

UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA).