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Fabrication Director

Company: PHNTM
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

About the JobAbout Us: PHNTM is a creative studio that produces captivating multimedia experiences powered by a proprietary, best-in-class tech stack. We work with clients ranging from A-list musicians and promoters like Live Nation and AEG to brands like Cartier, Red Bull, and Gap.Job Summary: PHNTM is looking for an experienced Fabrication Director in scenic, experiential, and live productions to join our team! -We are seeking a dynamic professional who are experts in digital fabrication methods, materials & applications. If you thrive in a highly innovative, emergent creative technology environment where you have the opportunity to own and execute on fabrication deliverables, this is the position for you!The ideal candidate in this role will have demonstrable experience strategically engaging at an executive level and be able to understand how to apply our unique capabilities to the world's most innovative customers. You will be strongly self-motivated and have a dynamic ability to bring together cross functional teams in a common purpose.You will work alongside the creative & productions teams to create, sample, and test part builds, and use learnings to improve processes and procedures. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, will enjoy solving problems and making improvements, and will have a no job too big or small mentality.Responsibilities:

  • Managing fabrication vendors and the fabrication process
  • Will own and develop process on how PHNTM production team actualizes it's 3D designs in partnership with the leads of the 3D Design, Technical Direction, and Production Direction teams.
  • Should have experience in material management and selections as well as complex fabrication solutions
  • Have deep networks for fabrication vendors domestically, having global experience is a plus
  • Will be responsible insuring all fabrication vendor paperwork, beholden to PHNTM desired output to that specific project
  • Own 3D printing and prototyping throughout PHNTM job cycles
  • Provide support in business case analyses, consult on design for fabrication, setup files and documentation for print jobs, print parts, outline & deliver training as needed, and report results
  • Requires expertise with post process finishing to optimize surface finish on highly detailed parts
  • Evaluate and consult on internal applications, focusing on materials engineering related topics associated with the manufacturing of parts and molds
  • Provide consultation on materials engineering related topics such as powder, material performance, metallurgy, and heat treatment associated with various pieces of experiential media
  • Manage with other electrical, mechanical, software, firmware, industrial, and process teams to co-develop mechanical, hardware and software solutions to integrate into manufacturing; apply principles of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and mathematical analysis
  • Support test technicians by troubleshooting difficult problems and instructing the technicians in techniques to resolve these issues
  • Lead design and production for all things digital fabrication; working both independently and with a team of industrial designers, engineers and innovators to turn ideas and art into a reality
  • Bonus if you have experience in printed graphics and vinyl applicationsQualifications:
    • Have a bachelor's or master's degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Robotics or a related field and have experience programming 5-axis (or greater) CNC machines and other fabrication tools, working with a wide variety of materials.
    • You can strategize, conceptualize, translate and create 2D & 3D models into reality and are fluent in CAD programs including AutoCAD, Rhino, Solidworks, Vectorworks, etc.
    • Previous employment experience in a relevant agency setting
    • Have experience with building a process
    • Have experience with running and building a team
    • Mastery of Google Workspace
    • Understanding of task management programs (Slack, Trello, Asana, etc.)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially when articulating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
    • Composure and ability to lead with confidence and calmness when faced with competing high-priority projects and difficult decisions
    • Some domestic and international travel required
    • Must be based in Los Angeles, CA (this is a hybrid position) - reliably commute or planning to relocate

Keywords: PHNTM, Los Angeles , Fabrication Director, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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