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Architectural Drafter / Project Manager + Fabricator

VolvoxLabs [VVOX] VolvoxLabs [VVOX] Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 17 '21Posted on:
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Volvox Labs is looking for an experienced Architectural Designer/Fabricator + Project Manager to join our team on an ongoing project. We are embarking on a one of a kind, design-build involving digital fabrication, technology integration, and interactive experience design. The ideal candidate is proficient in Rhino and has experience with building installations for short/long term activations in the experiential space.

This role will report to our Lead Physical Experience Designer and Producer. We require someone who has a strong desire to be both a Designer/Manager and hands-on Fabricator.

You must be open to working in a close knit group. You must have initiative and be an independent thinker and handle multiple roles.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

We’re seeking candidates who will:

  • Design, develop, and execute layouts and plans for installations, including researching and contributing to project proposals
  • Have a strong design sense for architectural and new media installations. An ongoing knowledge of trends and techniques is a must.
  • Complete projects by executing work orders and maintaining communication with Volvox Labs director and producer
  • Develop shop drawing sets/digital models
  • Assess deliverables and estimate deadlines based on shop drawings and design
  • Develop installation directives and How-To documents for installers and other fabricators, as well as make CNC files ready for delivery
  • Create a project workflow process from initiation to delivery
  • Operate CNC router by loading and unloading material and running programs
  • Verify dimensions and check quality to ensure adherence to project specifications and design to insure the highest quality of execution
  • Assemble and prepare work for finishing (sanding/grinding)
  • Assure quality control of deliverables
  • Inspire those around you with a passionate and clear vision for each project
  • Efficiently controlling project schedules and budgets
  • Organizing and tracking all documentation and drawings
  • Quality control all elements throughout the fabrication process

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR - SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION:

  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Working knowledge of CNC router
  • Working knowledge of Laser Cutter
  • Working knowledge of wood, acrylic and foam fabrication
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks for each
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with other teams within Volvox Labs to solve problems
  • Exceptional initiative and attention to detail
  • Flexible schedule; some evening and weekend work required as necessary, as well as some travel
  • Have strong critical aesthetic faculty
  • Advanced Rhino modeling skills
  • Competent with Rhino CAM
  • Attentive to detail, precision and finesse
  • Comfortable working off schedule
  • Ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 75 pound
  • Vision for operation a shop environment. Sensibility for cleanliness

This role is a full-time contract position, with the potential for full time employment after successful approved evaluation with Director.

VVOX is a new media art studio.

We're driven by motion and the unpredictable, chaos and equilibrium, we operate between the organic and artificial. Our inspiration is manifested through digital sculptures, immersive audiovisual installations, and responsive live performances.

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