Fabrication Developer

  • Blokable
  • Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Engineering: Other

Job Description

We started Blokable in 2016 to change the way housing is developed, built, and owned, and to create a new way to convert land into housing. Our proprietary Blokable Building System unlocks previously unavailable efficiencies through standardized, prefab housing components called Bloks, which can be combined and stacked into a variety of configurations, including high-density, multi-story residential. The combination of our prefab system with our vertically integrated design-build development model enables Blokable to deliver large scale, high quality, low-cost, human-centric housing solutions into regions suffering from the lack of housing options.

The Fabrication Developer will actively collaborate from within our Product Team in Vancouver, WA and will focus on Blokable’s internal development of products and features used across our prefabricated housing product. The Fabrication Developer will be required to take design intent drawings and create physical mockups and iterate towards ready to build details. In addition, the role will produce 2-D and 3-D product CAD assets, fabrication detailing and instructions, and as-built drawings with an eye towards manufacturability. Outcomes of that work may extend into advanced materials and methods as well as the integration of new technology within our built environments.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience with rapid fabrication skills in various materials (wood, steel, plastics, etc) and have the ability to interpret design intent details from 2-D and 3-D CAD assets. You will have developed and/or interpreted and edited build/construction set drawings and /or technical drawing packages. You will be required to create and edit detailed 3-D CAD assets of all of your work and review/communicate for internal stakeholder approval. Additional experience and skills in 3-D printing, CNC technology or other rapid manufacturing methods is ideal. Experience in consumer product development, architecture, exhibits and trade shows, or modular housing a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate directly with the Build and Product teams to successfully execute multiple designs from concept through manufacturing or fabrication.
  • Competently utilize fabrication skills and methods and safely operate associated equipment to produce timely manufacturing ready mockups and associated detailing.
  • Produce technical drawings and specifications for hand off to internal Build, Engineering, and external prototyping and manufacturing partners.
  • Develop as-built drawings from redline sets produced by the Project Management and Product teams at the factory.
  • Present design / engineering ideas and concepts across internal teams.
  • Continually collaborate across Design, Engineering, and Build disciplines to ensure your work is viable for fabrication and assembly.

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated fabrication and build experience in various materials; wood, steel, plastics, etc.
  • 3D modeling exposure and experience, with drawing package editing and development in Solidworks, Inventor, Revit, or similar 3-D CAD platform.
  • Capabilities to understand physical product mockups and interpret into 3D digital designs.

Additional Experience

  • 3D modeling and drawing development in Revit, or similar AEC package.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) experience or exposure.
  • 3-5 years of fabrication, manufacturing, or technical engineering industry experience.

Education

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree and /or demonstratable industry experience in a technical capacity.

When you apply:

We want to get a sense of who you are and how you think. Please use your cover letter to provide us with some insight:

  • Tell us about your experience with 3D fabrication.
  • What limitations have you run into in your experience product fabrication? How would you go about improving the tools and working process?



Please include your cover letter and CV in PDF format. We will review all applications and communicate our feedback and intentions to each candidate.

Sectors

Buildings & Cities  

Climate Solutions

Net Zero Buildings

Experience level

Mid Level  

Size

11-50 employees  

Organization type

Company  

Role Type

Technical

Will sponsor Visa

No