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Director, Technical Operations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123270
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Director, Technical Operations
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ENGR-Engineering Information Technology
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Director, Technical Operations, within the faculty specialist series, will be responsible for leading and directing the daily operations of Clark School of Engineering core technical services. These core services include the instructional fabrication labs in the new Clark Hall and design/digital fabrication resources throughout the Clark School (collectively known as Terrapin Works). This position will be responsible for developing the instructional fabrication infrastructure of Clark Hall through optimally coordinating new and existing resources including mechanical, electrical, and open innovation spaces. Important functional aspects include, staffing, logistics/lab scheduling, safety plans, and cost effective operation. The position combines technical, logistical, and administrative leadership, and will supervise a team of specialized subject matter experts. In addition, position must be hands-on and proficient in design with a focus on advanced manufacturing techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline, plus related experience. Experience should include interacting with students and faculty and a demonstrated understanding of lab safety practices. Ability to execute multiple projects, meet scheduled milestones, and meet deliverables on time with high quality outputs.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team; ability to multitask.


Breadth in skills and/or experience across multiple disciplines of advanced manufacturing engineering is strongly desired; project management and scheduling experience; process development, prototyping, and/or other relevant design experience. Mechanical aptitude and demonstrated ability to resolve challenging technical problems
Experience with digital design tools for engineering applications

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/24/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/17/2017
Physical Demands

Minor lifting (up to 50 lbs) required at times; the position is going to work in and around a machine shop areas.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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