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PrintFX/FabLab Technician C, Innovative Technology & Digital Production

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
11 May 2023

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Job Description:

PrintFX meets the instructional and creative needs providing a variety of digital output services. The Tech C in
PrintFX/Fab Lab supports convenient and expedient delivery of high quality products to the FIT Community. The Tech C prepares files using various software applications for digital output to large format, fabric and specialty printers and to digital fabrication equipment such as laser and vinyl cutters, performs all post production procedures, equipment maintenance and provides technical support to students and faculty.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Provide face-face and remote support to faculty, students, and staff to assist in creating digital content to be printed/fabricated at PrintFX and FabLab.
  • Produce jobs on both 2D (e.g print, vinyl cutting) and 3D (e.g laser cutting, vacuum molding) output formats and perform all post-production procedures, as required.

Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration
  • Meet with faculty, students, and staff customers as needed to ensure jobs are submitted correctly.
  • Coordinate/collaborate with faculty to ensure needed supplies, equipment, and support are available for classroom assignments.

Environment and Maintenance
  • Create/design and maintain/host service desk related web pages, social media, etc. including creating/sourcing instructional media content.
  • Maintain unit's equipment and supplies on a regular basis.

Initiatives, Programs, and Projects
  • Provide technical support for ITDP events (e.g. MakerMinds, FRS Faculty workshops, etc.) and special projects as assigned.

  • Assist in on-going maintenance life-cycle tasks of production equipment (large format plotters, printers, etc) in PrintFX and FabLab.
  • Assist in supervision of student monitors and student aides.

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. For detailed tasks and work instructions, click here .


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two (2) years of current related industry experience; or
  • Associate's degree with a minimum of four (4) years of current related experience required.
  • Experience working in a dual platform environment utilizing various software packages including: Adobe CC Suite, MS Office, 3D modeling software and color management software.
  • Experience working with Epson large format printers, large format copier, laser copiers, 3D printers, 3D scanners, vinyl cutters, book-binding systems, flatbed scanners and other peripherals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency and interact with the public and provide excellent and extensive customer service support.
  • An ability to stay current with industry standards and software and equipment changes.


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Frequent


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


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

Additional Information:

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment.
Starting Salary: $55,644 per year with step increments per Salary Schedule 91, after one year of service and annually thereafter.
( See Successor Agreement, page 7 )

Job Title: Technologist C (CBA)

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 completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

For more information about FIT, 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

EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

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,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

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 nominations and applications for a PrintFX/FabLab Technician C in the Innovative Technology & Digital Production 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.


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 70 years. Providing a blend of hands-on experience, classroom study, and liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and 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 grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

Among our wide variety of Art and Design programs are Accessories Design, Interior Design, and Toy Design; Business and Technology majors range from Fashion Business Management to International Trade and Marketing to Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Our outstanding faculty offer students experiences that mirror the marketplace and give them a competitive edge.

Notable alumni designers include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Ralph Rucci. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of Bare Minerals; international hotel and restaurant designer Tony Chi; Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire; Edward Menicheschi, chief marketing officer, Condé Nast; and Joe Zee, editor in chief and executive creative officer, Yahoo Style.

The Museum at FIT, one of the world’s leading collections of fashion and textiles, houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and more than 300,000 textiles and swatches.

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