Texas Tech University Specialist IV - Makerspace Lab in Lubbock, Texas

Specialist IV - Makerspace Lab

Requisition ID 10854BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Library

Position Description Performs semi-professional work on various projects and programs. Work is performed under supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Employee performance is based upon a review of completed work and overall results obtained. May supervise specialized clerical section.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provide service to the Texas Tech community at the Library Makerspace and through any virtual service points by answering questions, assisting patrons with constructing 3-D designs, providing troubleshooting, promoting Library resources, and contributing to usage statistics.

  • Working with the Makerspace Librarian to hire and train student assistants as needed to provide consistent, quality service.

  • Instructing the Libraries patrons on makerspace technology during point-of-service interaction in the Makerspace Lab and during workshop or outreach demonstrations. Instruction may often include creating and developing teaching materials, handouts, and online resources for patron use.

  • Maintaining the Library Makerspace hardware and software for optimal performance. This will require learning about the technology, performing troubleshooting, and working with the Makerspace Librarian and Library LTMS to resolve issues.

  • Assisting with the maintenance and organization of the Library Instruction Lab.

  • Adhering to all appropriate instructional policies of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Libraries, and internal department policies.

Required Qualifications High school plus 4 years experience. Additional education may substitute on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree with coursework in computer science, engineering, art, design or other related areas or a combination of related education and/or experience. Familiarity with Autodesk 3D software programs; experience using 3D printers and scanners; customer service or public speaking experience.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Professional/Personal References

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 11.5

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required None

Shift Evening

Schedule Details Sunday through Thursday; 11 am - 8 pm

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Clerical/Secretarial

Removal Date 09/20/2017