Fabricator - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Fabricator will apply their knowledge and skill toward the development of interactive exhibits and experiences for the organization. This position will also ensure projects they are responsible for will meet the high quality of build and finish expected by the Exhibits Department and the OMSI organization.
Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:
Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
"Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:"
Construct high-quality interactive exhibits and experiences using various types of wood, plastics, fabrics, metals, and finishing materials
Set up and operate, with a high degree of safety, various machines and hand tools
Integration of electro mechanical interfaces
Construct carts and/or crates that ensure the safe transportation of exhibitions
Responsible for the repair and refurbishment of interactive exhibits and experiences
Regular cleaning and maintenance of shop space and equipment
Work with exhibit development teams to resolve project concerns and/or problems that may arise during the project development, design and build phases
Ensure the production of projects are within constraints of timelines and budget.
This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
This position is on-call, scheduled for <19 hours/week.
Physical Demands: 10 % Sitting 40 % Standing 50 % Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 5-100Pounds
Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
Work environment includes work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electric shock and vibration.
Noise level ranges from moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert).
Fulfill Project Lead responsibilities as assigned by the Exhibits Production Manager
Travel to client sites in support of development, remediation, installation and/or de-installation of various OMSI's exhibits
Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Exhibits Production Manager
Thorough knowledge of all standard tools and processes for production of interactive exhibits and experiences
Demonstrated knowledge of exhibit fabrication finish carpentry/cabinet-making skills/woodworking
Ability to work safely and an understanding of shop safety protocols
Working knowledge of mechanical devices and their integration into exhibits
Working knowledge of electronic and electrical construction as related to exhibit experiences
Ability to produce quality products in a production environment
Ability to produce finished components from build documents and sketches
Ability to communicate fabrication processes and procedures effectively across multiple exhibit development teams to resolve concerns or issues
Ability to work with outside sources to acquire technical and material information
Professional communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
Strong time management skills
Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
Ability to manage production timelines
Ability to work independently as well as in teams
Self-initiative to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Understanding of confidentiality and protocol
Familiarity with OSHA compliance and safety protocols
Familiarity with CNC machinery and operation
Familiarity with metal fabrication processes, including welding
Familiarity with mold-making and casting processes
Ability to develop production timelines
Ability to estimate material and labor costs for project proposals
Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to promote teamwork and collaboration
Education & Work Experience:
3 years of fabrication experience in a professional environment
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education
Experience working with volunteers
Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license
Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check