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Hooke Park Digital Fabrication Technician, Architectural Association


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Hooke Park seeks a dedicated and skilled digital fabrication technician to join the team and work, facilitating fabrication activities at Hooke Park and becoming an integral part of the AA's material and fabrication research in Dorset. Technical staff are fundamental to achieving this aim.

The role involves large-scale production and digital fabrication workshop at Hooke Park (The Big Shed), supporting students and staff with fabrication research. The Big Shed houses facilties for advanced fabrication including a large flatbed 3 axis CNC and a custom built robotics cell, with a 7-axis KUKA robotic arm and several bespoke tools for use in large scale architectural production and fabrication research. The role will involve the running of CNC operations (training can be provided) and the production of building scale components. You will also be in charge of running and maintaining the 3D printer.

We are looking for an individual who has a strong enthusiasm for making, with a demonstrated competency in digital fabrication, as well as a broad knowledge of analogue skills in a variety of materials, techniques and processes - and enjoys sharing their making expertise with students.The applicant should have experience as a fabricator or technician and have a portfolio of design through making and prototyping work. Experince of working in a Higher Education workshop is an advantage.A core focus of the work we do at Hooke Park relates to working in timber, and a broad experience with woodworking / timber construction would be highly desirable.

A very important aspect of the role is supervising and enforcing a high standard of Health and Safety and good workshop practice. You will be working within a small team of academic staff, makers and workshop technicians.You must be good at working within a team and self-directed when necessary. The role will require a degree of flexibility to work occasional Saturdays as weekend workshop cover (taken in lieu).

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