Terrapin Works is primarily student-run; one of the reasons we have been so successful in establishing a large presence on campus and integrating our services into the curriculum here. Since Terrapin Works is primarily student run – we believe in hiring hardworking, passionate student employees to join our team. Our only requirement is that you have a good work ethic & that you put school before work when necessary – an engineering major is not required to work with us. Note, however, that this is a primarily engineering-focused job.

All student employees begin their time at Terrapin Works in the lab corresponding to the specialization. There, they will learn the basics of their specialization and how our organization operates. After completing introductory training, employees are given the option to stay within their specialization, or learn a new specialization in another lab. Every semester, employees will be given the option to pick which specialization they want to focus on (a “home base”), so whichever specialization you pick is not restrictive! We accept applications on a rolling basis and make hiring decisions towards the end of each semester.

Application submission for the Spring 2024 cycle closed on October 1, 2023
Applications submitted between October 1, 2023 and March 1, 2024 will be considered for Fall 2024. You can expect to hear an initial decision and to schedule an interview in late February, early March.


Desired specialization can be chosen on the application.
Terrapin Works is seeking highly motivated and skilled student technicians with an interest in all 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing technologies. 

Position responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Staffing Terrapin Work’s Spaces
  • Running customers jobs through a number of different 3D printing technologies
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Upkeep of the space
  • Interacting with customers
  • Answering customer inquiries about rapid prototyping & 3D printing 

Desired Skills (not required):

  • 3D Printing Experience
  • CAD Experience