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Materials Assistant, Fashion - Repost

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Job Description:
  • Maintain the machinery in classrooms and labs- daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to students/faculty in the proper and safe use of equipment.
  • Repair and maintain Fashion Design's industrial sewing machines, irons and dress forms.
  • Replace needles and thread machines when needed.
  • Assist students in labs and classrooms with threading, jams in machines, dress form issues and iron issues.
  • Create and coordinate technician / mechanic schedules.
  • Change oil in sewing machines at the end of each semester.
  • Blow out all machines at the end of each semester (inside motor and inside machines).
  • Work with the Department and Chair on inventory needs.
  • Assess conditions of dress forms for maintenance and replacement.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of professional, mechanic and industry related experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Reasonable fluency with machinery.
  • Must demonstrate hand skills and practical fluency with sewing machines and irons. This position requires a strong initiative and the ability to follow through, oversee and complete projects.

Read Comprehend- Frequent; Perform Calculations- N/A; Communicate Orally- Frequent; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write- Occasional

The position is on campus, primarily in an office or lab environment.

Sit-Frequent; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Frequent; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Frequent; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift

Additional Information:

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment.

Starting Salary: $60,685 per year with step increments per Salary Schedule 92, after one year of service and annually thereafter.
(See Successor Agreement, page 7)

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Pilot Program

Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the anticipated volume of applications, we are unable to contact each applicant about his or her application status.

For more information about us, please visit FIT's website at: .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, .

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for a Materials Assistant in the Fashion Department.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


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