If you’re passionate about helping others gain access to and learn about technology, shaping the future of making, and having the opportunity to make a meaningful impact both on NextFab and the world, then we’re looking for you.

We offer full-time positions, independent contractor, and instructor positions, as well as a comprehensive benefits package for staff members, including professional development. If interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@nextfab.com or apply for one of the opportunities listed below.

Technical Supervisor: Wood/ Electronics: Wilmington DE

NextFab is seeking an engaging and enthusiastic technical team member. This person will oversee and instruct members in the facility, ensuring that machinery and equipment is used safely, in accordance with policies. NextFab is a collaborative makerspace for creators of any skill level or interest. We provide access to machinery, education, membership, community, events, and professional services for anything you want to fabricate. By combining digital technology with traditional tools, we’re finding cutting-edge ways to make things, solve problems, and learn by doing.

We are looking for candidates for the position who feel passionate about supporting the mission and work of our organization and our customers.

This is a full time position. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Requirements:

  • Provide technical assistance, safety supervision, teaching and informal instruction to NextFab members in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Know and enforce NextFab safety, courtesy, and access policies.
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization, and safe functionality of shop and tools.
  • Develop tutorial projects to promote self-paced learning by members.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of competence with wood shop tools and processes. Experience with electronics is a plus.
  • Occasional other duties as requested by management.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in a technical environment. Experience with woodworking is required. Experience with electronics is a plus.
  • CNC experience is a plus.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Customer service experience is a plus.

Part Time Technical Supervisor: Wood Shop & Metal Shop

NextFab is seeking an engaging and enthusiastic technical team member. This person will oversee and instruct members in the facility, ensuring that machinery and equipment is used safely, in accordance with policies. NextFab is a network of collaborative makerspaces for creators of any skill level or interest. We provide access to machinery, education, membership, community, events, and professional services for anything you want to fabricate. By combining digital technology with traditional tools, we’re finding cutting-edge ways to make things, solve problems, and learn by doing.

We are looking for candidates for the position who feel passionate about supporting the mission and work of our organization and our customers.

This is a part-time position (15-30 hours / week). Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Requirements:

  • Provide technical assistance, safety supervision, teaching and informal instruction to NextFab members in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Know and enforce NextFab safety, courtesy, and access policies
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization, and safe functionality of shop and tools
  • Develop tutorial projects to promote self-paced learning by members
  • Develop and maintain a high level of competence with wood and metal shop tools and processes
  • Develop and maintain basic competence with tools and processes of other NextFab departments
  • Occasional other duties as requested by management

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in a technical environment
  • Experience with woodworking or metalworking is required
  • CNC experience is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Customer service experience is a plus

Laser / 2D /3D Department Manager

NextFab is seeking an engaging, talented, and enthusiastic people-person for our Laser/3D/ 2D Department Manager position. NextFab is a collaborative makerspace for creators of any skill level or interest. We provide access to machinery, education, membership, community, events, and professional services for anything you want to fabricate. By combining digital technology with traditional tools, we’re finding cutting-edge ways to make things, solve problems, and learn by doing. We are looking for candidates who feel passionate about supporting the mission and work of our organization and our customers.

The Department Manager is primarily responsible for supporting NextFab members of all skill levels in the shop, maintaining the safety of the shop and equipment and teaching classes. Demonstrated experience in either 3D printing or lasers and design knowledge, through education or professional experience, are required. The Department Manager will also work with the team on contract projects, to support events and private training, and will be cross-trained to provide support in other areas of the facility.

There is a high level of flexibility in the job functions, and individuals are allowed and expected to work autonomously and contribute ideas and effort as business needs and their skills allow. It is a fast paced environment, and staff are expected to perform at a high level from the beginning, so the candidate will need to find motivation in solving problems on a daily basis. Weekend and evening hours are required.

NextFab offers excellent benefits including employer covered health care premiums and HSA contributions, professional development and the opportunity to use the NextFab facilities outside of working hours.

Requirements:

  • Experience with 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing, Large format printing (vinyl print-cut and/or large format ink-jet), Laser cutting and engraving
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, SolidWorks or Rhino
  • Ability to teach to a diverse range of ages/skills
  • Knowledge of trends and emerging technologies in digital fabrication and printing
  • Eagerness and ability to master new technologies
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain, upkeep and organize shop, tooling, equipment and environment
  • Customer service experience in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience managing people is a plus, but not required.
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