Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), thinking outside the box on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the Capital Area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing
At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.
We are now looking for a Workshop Master for the Construction Workshop, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University.
This is a permanent employment with a start date in March 2019. The position is located on Aalto University´s campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. The campus is being developed continually and the new metro station provides excellent commuting connections.
The salary is determined according to the salary system for Finnish universities. It ranges between 2500 and 2800 euro/month depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
Your role and goals
As the workshop master, you will work as part of the ARTS Infra unit, which is responsible for technical services related to teaching, research and artistic activities. ARTS Infra workshops are multifaceted learning-by-doing environments where students learn about materials, techniques and processes and develop their powers of artistic expression. The workshops also provide services for research and UWAS (University-Wide Art Studies) teaching.
The Workshop Master for the Construction Workshop is responsible for operations in the Construction Workshop as part of the solid materials team. You will serve as an expert in manufacturing techniques, structures and materials for the work of students and researchers in their course, research and artistic work in the area of wood and building technologies and structural engineering. You will also be responsible for developing operations with the workshop team and for ensuring that the facility space and equipment are safe and in working order. Your other duties include organising orientations for students as well as advising and supervising their work.
Your network and team
With us you can work among an inspiring community of students, researchers, artists and other professionals in an environment where every workday is new and different. While the work is typically performed independently, you have your professional team available as a support. Your colleagues with ARTS infra work in a variety of specialist fields, from metalworking to glassblowing and 3D printing, and so you will have opportunities to develop your own competencies.
Your experience and ambitions
Success in the position requires a degree in design or engineering from a university of applied science or at the bachelor’s level from a higher education institution. Work experience in similar duties is also required. In your work, you will need a good knowledge and command of the methods, materials and equipment relating to woodworking machine technologies, wood materials and housebuilding. We value applicants who possess IT skills and a knowledge of special software used in the area as well as 3D modelling programs.
A major duty of the Workshop Master is to advise, guide and instruct students and staff in the use of the shop. Therefore, we value excellent people skills, initiative and problem-solving skills. Prior experience in instructing students is considered a plus. You will need fluency in spoken English. Written language skills are required either in Finnish or English. Finnish proficiency is a plus.
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than Monday 18th of February, 2019
If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Studio Manager Hannu Paajanen ([email protected] or +358 50 308 0602). In recruitment process related questions, you may contact HR Coordinator Kati Kiminki ([email protected]). To apply, please share the following application materials with us:
- Motivation letter
- A curriculum vitae
Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position unfilled, extend the application period or include individuals who did not submit an application during the application period.
Living up to our values
As a community of high ethics, we want to ensure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto’s values and to follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and to exhibit the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.
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