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Model Shop Technician

Job Description:

Model Shop Technicians assist and direct students through the fabrication and building processes and procedures. They ensure proper safety protocols are followed while using the shop facilities. Technicians are in charge of keeping the shop and surrounding areas clean and orderly. The technicians will have the opportunity to train on and operate the department’s CNC router. Other duties may include moving furniture, painting, small projects and installing new equipment.

Job Skills / Requirements:

Must have excellent communication skills, to explain processes and techniques to students in the shop. Be comfortable using power tools and have functional problem-solving capability. Computer skills along with 3D modeling and CAD/CAM experience is a plus.

On-site training will be provided but here is a basic set of tools you should comfortable learning how to use and train others on:

  • Table Saw
  • Miter/Chop Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Jig Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Hand Drill
  • Stationary Sander
  • Scroll Saw
  • Hand
  • Sanders
  • Various Hand Tools

Hourly Pay Rate:


Schedule Type:

Ongoing, Part time, Flexible Hours

Schedule or # of Hrs/Wk:

Up to 20 hrs

Application Method:


Job Begin Date:

Aug 16, 2021

Job End Date:

May 31, 2022

Number of Positions:


Employer ID:


Job Number:



Iowa State University


Design Administration


College of Design


Contact Name:

Jeremy Thurlby

Contact Address 1:

715 Bissell Rd

Contact Address 2:

Room 028

Contact City/State/ZIP:

Ames, 50011


Contact Phone:

(515) 294-9799


Contact Alt Phone:

(515) 294-9799


Contact Email: