POOL: Student Shop Assistant

Position Overview

Student shop assistants are responsible for maintaining shop hours with a varied schedule of weekend and/or evening hours. The candidate will provide customer service and assistance to students with the use of a wide variety of wood working tools, metal tools, and related software packages.

Job Description

The Shop Assistant must be assertive in correcting or stopping students from using power tools in dangerous or incorrect ways.

80% - Using and assisting other students with power tools, hand tools, welders, and software

20% - General maintenance and organization of the shop

Required Qualifications

  1. Previous experience using mechanical tools, as demonstrated by work history or coursework history OR a demonstrated desire to learn as outlined in the application materials
  2. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to degree-seeking students within the School of Architecture and Design
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with band saws, table saws, welders, and plasma cutters as well as a wide variety of hand tools
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with software packages including AutoCAD, Revit, and Solidworks
  • Willingness and ability to assist and guide students through personal accountability, a positive attitude, and an understanding of equipment/tools/software
  • Must be able to work one or two evenings per week as well as Saturday mid-day or Sunday evening

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume or CV. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position; please also include your daily availability. Only complete applications will be considered.

The review date is June 1, 2023. This is a POOL posting. Review of applications will be ongoing and hires will be made as needed throughout the posting period.

Contact Information to Applicants

Advertised Salary Range

$8.00 - $15.00 per hour

Work Schedule

Anywhere from 4 - 20 hours a week availability, schedule to be determined between supervisor and employee

Candidate must provide their daily availability through the application process

Anticipated Start Date

Tuesday August 1, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25068BR
  • Department:  Architecture Design
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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