iDept Project Engineer & Design/Fabrication Faculty

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Engineer / Architect, Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Design
  • Maker / Fabrication

Title: iDept Project Engineer & Design/Fabrication Faculty
Job Status: Full-time beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year; Exempt

iDept Project Engineer & Design/Fabrication Faculty

Position Description: We seek a candidate with experience in engineering, design thinking, and/or fabrication, and a demonstrated interest in working with young people in a rich, cross-disciplinary, project-based learning environment. The candidate should possess enthusiasm for innovative technology and education solutions, an eagerness to learn new technologies, and a passion for working with students of various age groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Faculty member in iDept, teaching Design and Fabrication courses in grades 7-12th.
  • Participate actively as an iDept team member, including creating a welcoming and inclusive culture in the iDept, ensuring students are being supervised and guiding students in safe and responsible use of tools and technology (including software).
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design learning opportunities that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem-solving, engages students in hands-on, project-based experiences, and aligns with the overall philosophy of the iDept program.
  • Flexible and adaptable to respond to needs in regards to innovative solutions to campus-wide engineering projects and art installations.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of the engineering design process and a variety of teaching strategies that promote engagement and understanding of the curriculum.
  • 5+ years experience with the design and fabrication processes available in our iLab shops, such as laser cutting, waterjet cutting, 3D printing, composites, woodworking, CAD/CAM, CNC machining etc. 
  • Exhibit outstanding organization and time management skills.
  • Display highly effective communication skills and be able to work collaboratively and independently.

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Arts, Industrial Design preferred but not required.
  • 2+ years professional educational experience working with secondary school-age children preferred.
  • 5+ years experience with a variety of software such as Illustrator, Onshape, SolidWorks or similar.
  • Experience with electronics, embedded design (arduino, raspberry pi etc).

'Iolani School has many extracurricular opportunities available for those looking to extend their work beyond the classroom, including, but not limited to: participation in our residential life program, coaching athletic and/or academic student teams, and serving as an adviser in our advisory program.

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