Molding/Casting Technician

We're growing, and looking for a team player who can focus the molding, casting, and sculpture aspects of our workflow. This includes detail design, fabrication, and significant out-of-the-box problem-solving.

Role Description

We're looking for a creative individual that has a strong knowledge of mold making and casting. Our ideal candidate has experience with a variety of materials including, but not limited to: resin, paints, fiberglass, epoxies, clay, wood, and metals. Work independently or alongside the design team, other fab artists, and fabricators to help us bring custom creations & museum exhibits to life. 

 

Role-Specific Requirements

These are considered minimum requirements for this role:

  • Strong working knowledge of fiberglass, resin, and epoxies. 

  • Background in mold making and/or casting.

  • Working knowledge of a variety of finishing techniques.

  • Working knowledge of a variety of fasteners and hardware.

  • Ability to develop and use shop drawings.

General Team Requirements

These are things that we expect from everyone on our team:

  • Attitude

    • Overall positive and friendly – both with internal team members and clients/suppliers/partners

    • Passion for creative problem-solving

    • Ability to effectively work both independently and collaboratively with other team members

  • Organization

    • Ability to optimize the workday with high performance and efficiency

    • Demonstrate a sense of urgency with regard to project schedules and budgets

    • Understanding of basic quality control standards and expectations

    • Proper processing of project information – time entry, purchasing, project documentation

  • Shop skills

    • Basic mechanical aptitude

    • Basic print-reading & layout ability

    • General Use of Hand & Power Tools

    • Basic understanding of materials and methods. Ability to learn.

    • Ability to lift ~75lb

    • Ability to work on ladders/scaffolding, and/or unconventional positions as required by exhibit work.

  • Dependability

    • Able to work ~40 hour work week, with flexibility for occasional overtime as needed

  • Valid MA driver’s license and reliable transportation

Bonus Points
  • Woodworking/carpentry experience

  • Cabinet making experience

  • Metalworking and/or welding skills

  • Painting/airbrush experience

  • Computer modeling skills: We do most of our 3D modeling in Fusion 360.

  • CNC background: We use our (2) CNC routers every day

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42DF is proud to have a supportive, inclusive, open-minded culture. We're looking for rock stars. We don't discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual preference/orientation or identity, religion, or anything else you can think of.

  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups

  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace

 

COVID-19 considerations:
We've learned how to better utilize remote technologies to collaborate and work with our clients, but primarily we're an in-person fab shop.