Architectural Association School of Architecture is seeking a robotic fabrication technician to join its team in London.
Job title: robotic fabrication technician
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Location: London – Bedford Square
Contract type: permanent
Department: digital prototyping lab
Reports to: head of digital prototyping
Hours: full-time – Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.
The digital prototyping lab (DPL) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join the team and become an integral part of the AA’s digital fabrication facility.
The DPL has a custom-built robotics cell, which houses two KUKA robotic arms and several tools for use in architectural education. The primary role of the robotic fabrication technician will be to provide crucial expertise in robotics by teaching, supporting and developing student projects. The role will be based in Bedford Square but will also involve collaborating with developments at Hooke Park, with trips to the AA’s rural campus when required.
Aside from robotics, this role includes working closely with DPL staff to maintain the smooth running of the lab, including the supervision and teaching of students using laser cutting, CNC milling and various 3D printing technologies.
The robotic fabrication technician will report to the head of digital prototyping and collaborate with DPL staff and student assistants.
What we offer:
A wide-range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.