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Student Employment

Output Lab Operator

Job Description:

DSN Lab Operators staff the College of Design Output Center on the 4th floor. They assist students with print requests, 3D printing, laser cutting and specialized equipment checkout.   

Operators receive print requests (for printers, lasers or 3D printers) from students, locate summited print files, setup printers and produce prints.   

Maintain and service printing equipment around the college, to include cleaning, changing toner, restocking paper, etc.   

General cleaning and organizing of the lab.

Other duties as assigned. 

Job Skills / Requirements:

Basic computer skills are necessary, using both Mac and PC. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat DC, Illustrator and InDesign are a plus. 

Strong communication skills via email, phone and in person are preferred as this is a service based position.   

Knowledge/interest of design software, printing, 2D and 3D fabrication, or Audio/Visual equipment (especially photography and videography) is preferred. 

Attention to detail and a desire to learn new technology, equipment and processes. 

Preference will be given to undergraduate students in the College of Design, however all majors are welcome to apply.  

Some evening hours required.  

TO APPLY, answer the questions and upload your resume to the link below: 

Hourly Pay Rate: 


Schedule Type: 

Ongoing, Part time, Fixed Hours 

Schedule or # of Hrs/Wk: 

20 hours per week maximum, depending on student av 

Application Method: 

See Job Skills/Requirements 

Job Begin Date: 

Aug 16, 2021 

Job End Date: 


Number of Positions: 


Employer ID: 


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Iowa State University 


Design Administration 


College of Design 

Contact Name: 

Joseph Bovenmyer 

Contact Address 1: 


Contact City/State/ZIP: 

Ames, IA 50011