Heatherwick Studio

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Workshop Technician

Project Enabling | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

Workshop Technician 

Heatherwick Studio is looking for a workshop technician to join the making team. This role reports to the Head of Making. This is a permanent role with an immediate start.

The role:

The key responsibility of this role is to keep the day to day operations of workshop facilities across the Heatherwick Studio campus to a high standard. You will make sure the procedures working in the workshops are strictly followed. You will be assessing risks and implementing new working procedures and systems to align with the studio’s making activities. You will work closely with Head of Making and Health and Safety Advisor in maintaining and keeping up to date all Health and Safety standards.

On a daily basis you support the Makers and Designers to make sure all making activities in the workshops are efficient and safe. You will coordinate and carry out machinery maintenance and documentation, develop safe working guideline documentation and carry out machinery induction and training. You should enjoy working with different people and be happy to provide assistance and help whenever needed. You will also be responsible for ordering workshop supplies and maintaining the cleanliness of the workshops. 

Occasionally, you will have opportunity to assist the making process and support the project team developing the design through physical and digital making. However this is not a model making role. 

Skills and Experience:

The profile we are looking for is someone with:

  • Solid knowledge and demonstrable experience of running workshop facilities
  • Experience working and liaising with a wider studio management infrastructure
  • Knowledge and experience of Health and Safety guidelines and procedures relevant to workshop practice
  • Experience in designing and implementing operations and procedure that underpins safe and efficient making activities
  • Ability to lead, plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Qualification of COSHH, LEV, First aid, IOSHH, etc.
  • Design related degree is advantageous
  • Fluent skill to use Rhino is a bonus
  • Experience working and maintaining with wood workshop, CNC, laser cut machine and rapid prototyping.

You should also be:

  • Passionate for the studio’s design and making challenges
  • Engaged, helpful and friendly when dealing with people
  • Very organised and great with timekeeping
  • Resilient and determined
  • Efficient and clear when communicating
  • Calm and mature facing challenges
  • Proactive and creative when it comes to problem solving

 Please apply with your CV and cover letter. We also like to see some samples of things you have assisted making before. Therefore a portfolio or any kind of documentation would be preferred.