Digital Mi’kmaq is a groundbreaking Indigenous-led grassroots initiative that aims to create lasting opportunities for Indigenous youth and communities through the interplay of science, culture, education and digital skills. Our operations have currently shifted in response to COVID-19 to the assembly and distribution of 3D Printed PPE materials for front-line workers living in at-risk Indigenous communities.
Background of Position : PRUSA MK3s Printer Assembly
We are looking to hire part-time positions to help assemble Prusa MK3 Digital Printers for the production of PPE materials. Attributes needed for a successful candidate include, but are not limited to:
The assembly and printer monitoring will take place at the Digital Mi’kmaq Halifax office, and abide by the health and safety standards to protect employee health as established by Health Canada in response to COVID-19.
The assembly of the MK3s printers takes approximately 10-15 hours from start to finish. Employees assembling printers are to follow the provided manual which demonstrates the process step by step, page by page, including detailed, and colour-coded pictures for assistance.
The online manual is included here:
and an assembly video included here:
Printer Assembly employees must report for their shift about an hour before the previous shift is over, to discuss with the previous employees any machine issues that need to be addressed, as well as any other shipment related tasks that need to be completed/addressed during the shift. Crossover is necessary to ensure good communication and smooth operation.
Workers will be divided into shifts of 9-5, 4-12, or possibly 3-11. These times also optimize the ability of monitoring assembled printers and change printer configurations when necessary. After the printers are set up and any start up issues are dealt with (which could take 1-2 hours to address depending the amount of issues and the number of printers), the employee should then be free to address other assigned tasks to help with any ongoing printer issues, other production line tasks, shipping or other logistical tasks.
Benefits: Flexible working hours
Reference ID: 3-D Printers
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract
Salary: $20.00 /hour
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