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The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication, where emerging entrepreneurs build their ideas. From concept development to three-dimensional prototyping and beyond, the DFZ facilitates the incubation and acceleration of project ideas and strategically propels them towards real-life application and business innovation.
The zone fosters rich networking opportunities for student and entrepreneur driven initiatives through mentorship, workshops, strategic partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The DFZ provides access to traditional and digital fabrication technologies, enabling members to prototype and model ideas for testing, evaluating and realizing design concepts.
To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter, resume, and related portfolio describing how you meet the following required qualifications:
- Completion of a post-secondary diploma program or at least three (3) years of specialized training in a field relevant to the DFZ (e.g. Interior Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, etc.) is required.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience overseeing students and operating a workshop facility, to include:
- experience using various materials such as woods, metals, plastics and acrylics, foam, concrete and castings
- experience operating and maintaining traditional and digital workshop machinery (e.g. woodworking, CNC machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, wood turning lathes, drills, routers, etc.)
- Must have adequate knowledge of fabrication technology in order to provide technical support, expertise, and training to DFZ members and staff.
- Knowledge of health and safety requirements for open access workshop machinery.
- Completion of WHMIS and EHS training is required.
The DFZ Technical Coordinator will be responsible for
- providing project support to DFZ members relating to design, fabrication, materials and prototyping.
- maintaining and monitoring DFZ tools, equipment, and facilities and ensuring they are operated safely and efficiently in clean and well-organized workspaces.
- keep an inventory of all materials, supplies and instruments in the workshop, monitor the yearly technical budget, and will advise on equipment purchases and replacements.
The DFZ Technical Coordinator will report directly to the DFZ Director and will coordinate her/his activities and responsibilities alongside the DFZ Administrative Coordinator.
The position requires demonstrated skills to mentor member projects, as well as strong technical knowledge, experience, and currency in the areas of analog as well as digital design and fabrication workflow, to be applied to DFZ Operations Management, Facilities & Equipment, Programming, and Member Project Support.
Candidates are required to submit one file which includes a cover letter, resume, and related portfolio, not to exceed 5MBs.
Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through an occupational test.
Candidates must have demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
Applications can be accepted only online through the Ryerson Career Opportunities page.
For more information visit https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/public/external_view.cfm?post_id=172615