Minima is an expanding, award winning, product development company. We create, prototype and deliver commercially successful products, services and equipment using an innovation process based on an improved user experience. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced prototyping specialist to join the Minima team to lead and to promote prototyping activities for clients in a wide range of industries.
The role involves hands-on work including CNC machining of patterns, parts, moulds and jigs in support of the design team and also directly for external clients. Additionally, there is a requirement to undertake small scale injection moulding and spray painting as well as precision hand working skills such as silicone casting. The role is also responsible for maintaining equipment, managing supplies of stock materials, work flow and productivity while delivering efficiently under tight timescales.
The ability to be client facing, promote the company capabilities and prepare estimates is also a regular part of the job. The position would suit a self-motivated, independent thinker, with patience and a real pride in their work. A prospective candidate must be well organised and a team player with good attention to detail and the ability to maintain an enthusiastic, positive attitude with a sense of humour.
Strong skills with SolidWorks and PowerMill CAD software
Ability to CNC machine from data generated above
Expertise with a wide range of workshop machinery
High level of hand finishing craftsmanship in a variety of materials
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work under own initiative as well as part of a team
Liaise with other workshop staff and designers to carry out work
Continually seek to improve both personal and workshop capabilities
Operate within high safety standards
Perform other duties as assigned
PowerMill advanced user
SolidWorks intermediate user
Degree in Model Making or related discipline preferred
Minimum 5 years professional experience
We offer a salary subject to skills and experience with a bonus scheme
Apply via e-mail to: email@example.com including a CV and pictures of previous work examples. Postal applications are also welcome though information on CD or DVD will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.