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Fabrication workshop manager

Fabrication Workshop Manager Attention makers, creators, woodworkers and workshop managers! Melbourne's newest DIY makerspace is looking for 2 part-time Fabrication Workshop Managers. Are you the right person for the job? FAB9 is Melbourne's newest DIY open-access makerspace, a space purpose-built for the design and creation of physical objects. FAB9 provides tools, technology, and training for anyone interested in making, for a monthly membership fee. Prior to its February 2019 opening, FAB9 is on the lookout for 2 part-time Fabrication Workshop Managers with excellent customer service skills and a passion for woodworking. To be successful for the role, you will be highly-competent in the operation of woodworking machines, tools and flatbed CNC routers, and have good working knowledge of their repair and maintenance. Knowledge and experience with other fabrication techniques and processes such as laser cutting and 3D printing is an advantage. You will oversee 5 machine shops including the Timber shop, CNC lab, Electronics Lab and Digi Fab and, in the future, a Metal shop. This role will see you report directly to the CEO and although this is a highly operational role, there will be hands-on components. Key responsibilities include

  •  day-to-day management and operations of the makerspace, so strong organisational and management skills are essential
  • the creation and implementation of a robust and comprehensive OH&S policy and procedure, so a thorough knowledge regarding the health and safety management of workshop facilities is key
  • overseeing machine and equipment servicing schedule and repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting and the procurement of new equipment and tools for the makerspace. Confidence and experience liaising with Original Equipment Manufacturers, distributors and suppliers is required
  • show strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a team of workshop technicians while contributing to their skills and professional development through providing training and mentorship, all with a view to building a happy, engaged and supportive team
  • most importantly, being committed to providing exceptional customer service. You will enjoy interacting with FAB9's diverse membership base, from engineers, designers, furniture makers, craftspeople, artists, and anyone who is interested in the making of physical objects. You will be someone who gets great satisfaction from introducing people to all kinds of making, and helping FAB9 members improve their skills and realise their ideas
To be successful, you will
  • have a great attitude and a customer-centric approach
  • enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • have good verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to lead by example in machine operation proficiency, and OH&S best practices
  • have high-level competence in the operation of woodworking machines and tools and flatbed CNC router
  • have familiarity with different materials and fabrication tools, techniques and processes
  • be available for a rotating roster, with weekday (Monday to Friday), Thursday or Friday evening and weekend work
  • have 5-10 years in workshop management role or similar
  • have a working knowledge and use of Google suite
About the role
  • immediate start with a view to permanent work, 3-4 days a week
  • clean and new workshop, designed around safe and logical workflows
  • based in one of Melbourne's most exciting locations - The Dream Factory in Footscray
  • part of a diverse and passionate team and unique and exciting project
  FAB9 values diversity. FAB9 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage women and men of all ages, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, mature aged workers and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. If this sounds like you, please submit your CV and cover letter to hello@fab9.com.au

Graduate/Junior Java Developer

Graduate/Junior Java Developer   Due to sustained growth, we’re looking for a talented graduate Java developer to join an experienced team of engineers to work across our market leading suite of products. At Hypetap, we’re proud of our highly collaborative and creative engineering team culture, where everyone is able to use their unique skills to contribute to the success of the business and our clients. If you’re excited by technology and are enthusiastic about learning new skills and applying them to real-world problems, we want to hear from you! What you will do As a graduate developer, you will:

  • Apply your skills to help design, test and maintain new features for our market leading software platform
  • Develop automated tests that ensure quality code
  • Work on our continuous integration toolchain
  • Learn new technologies with support and coaching from high calibre senior developers
  • Contribute ideas to product design and architecture
  • Work independently and collaboratively in an agile team
  Technical experience We’re looking for either a recent graduate from a software engineering (or similar) degree, or someone with up to two years software development experience in Java / Spring. You'll fit in well with our team if you have a drive to deliver, take pride in the quality of your work and have a fanatical attention to detail.             You should have:
  • The ability to communicate well, and work in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent university results in software development and engineering-related subjects
  • A demonstrated passion and curiosity to investigate technology and acquire new skills
  • Familiarity with working in a Linux development environment
  Our technology: Your application will be looked upon favourably if you have experience in any of the following
  • No-SQL databases (MongoDB)
  • Continuous Integration toolchain (Jenkins)
  • Spring Framework for Java
  • Experience with testing/automation using Selenium
  What we offer:
  • Flexible working hours
  • An amazing team culture with an emphasis on autonomy, collaboration and getting the job done whilst still having fun
  • Competitive salary
  • Support and coaching from experienced developers
  • An agile development environment supported by the latest technology
  • The opportunity to make an impact on a market-leading software platform
  • A friendly, casual, fun office environment
  About Hypetap Hypetap is an Australian born media tech start-up which has rapidly cemented itself as the leader in the Australian influencer marketing space. Our staff enjoy working in a fast-paced agile development environment where innovation, creative thinking and ownership are valued above all else. Your application You must be currently located in Melbourne, Australia, and have permanent residency to apply for this role.

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