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Beaver Works Manager

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center is a 5,000 square foot facility in Kendall Square* that contains a prototyping workshop, project space, and classrooms.  Beaver Works is a joint center between MIT School of Engineering and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, operated by Lincoln Laboratory, open to Lincoln staff, MIT students, faculty, and collaborators working on joint research projects and pursuing project-based education.


A Beaver Works Manager is needed to oversee and manage the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center.

The successful candidate will be well organized, with highly effective communication skills with experience working in a dynamic and creative environment. Those role will involve directly interacting with Laboratory staff, MIT faculty, and students.  This position will report to the Director of MIT/LL Beaver Works Center and will work closely with the Director to oversee all Beaver Works activities.

The Beaver Works Manager will have three primary responsibilities.  The successful candidate (1) will work closely with MIT Faculty and Lincoln Laboratory staff to organize and execute major activities including (but not limited to) the Beaver Works Summer Institute, a four-week engineering summer program that attracts rising high school seniors from across the country; and Beaver Works classes – project based capstone classes for MIT seniors taught by MIT faculty members.  (2) will have operational oversight of the center, including technical supervision of the prototyping workshop, facility administration, health and safety, and financial management.  This includes day-to-day management of facility operations including scheduling and usage of classroom and conference room space, budget, inventory and other logistics, developing machine or process specific training curriculums, and coordinating equipment maintenance and repair.   (3) The Beaver Works Manager will be the primary Beaver Works liaison for Laboratory service departments, campus departments and offices, and vendors.  The successful candidate will ensure that all activities within the Center are in compliance with Lincoln Laboratory Security Services Department and Information Services Department policies and requirements. 


• Bachelor’s degree in engineering plus a minimum of 12 years of applicable experience or a Master’s degree in an engineering field with a minimum of 8 years of applicable experience.

• Demonstrated excellence in both presentations and written communications.

• Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Desired Skills:

• 5+ years of experience in prototyping workspace environment, including machining and electronics fabrication

• 5+ years of experience in a logistics role with experience managing projects/budgets, interacting with vendors, and training others

• Ability to work independently and handle several projects simultaneously including the ability to work across groups, functions, and departments.

• Familiarity with the Laboratory and/or MIT administrative procedures



MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time
Massachusetts, US