Glass Studio Technician
- Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent timekeeping.
- A clean, tidy appearance and professional work ethic – ensuring efficient workplace practices.
- Excellent attention to detail and drive to finish a task to the standard required at Daedalian.
- Able to perform repetitive tasks with a high level of accuracy balanced with the need to achieve targets in a timely manner.
- Competent enough to work alone and problem solve using own initiative and experience, balanced with ability to know when to refer back to management for help and advice.
- Confidence to offer input and discuss matters at team meetings or whenever necessary in a professional manner, with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
- Flexible in work style and hours – being willing to put in extra hours beyond our standard 8am to 5pm. Any overtime will be accrued as time in lieu, to be taken at management’s discretion.
- Having an open minded approach to discuss and experiment with the implementation of new products, processes and installation methods.
- Ensuring that a project or piece of work is comprehensively understood before starting the task, able to gather all relevant information required and if in any doubt, competent enough to ask management for assistance.
- Methodical in following process notes and own notes on technical applications, as well as details itemised on project/ job worksheets, taking in to consideration the bigger picture.
- Willing to occasionally assist on installations, nationwide and sometimes including overnight stays – there, as a representative of the firm within the construction and interiors industry often in front of clients, a professional ethic is required at all times when working on site.
- Able to handle glass of various weights, sizes and shapes – competent in lifting and carrying, storing, cleaning, measuring and the appropriate safety measures necessary.
- A high level of glass processing skills, e.g. cutting, polishing, kiln work, laminating, bonding, mold making, casting & Sand Blasting.
- Competent level of IT Skills, including Microsoft suit, Auto Cad or similar, outlook & Excel.
Useful but not essential skills
- Knowledge of how bespoke glass structures are created, the work processes involved in design, test, and finish.
- The use of power tools.
- A full clean driving licence.
Responsibilities will include
- Assisting in the studio with day to day production using the full variety of glass processing methods employed by Daedalian.
- Daily timesheet compliance, ensuring all time is accounted for, detailing it to the nearest 15 minutes.
- Clean and tidy workspace both before and after occupying an area of the studios. General maintenance of all equipment, tools and machinery.
- Accepting deliveries and checking them against the items delivered in terms of dimension, shape and overall quality, according to the purchase order.
- Personal development: working with your line manager to gain training and experience necessary to become fully competent at all aspects described in this role. Able to use the company’s appraisal structure to do this and keep a consistent open dialogue on your performance and skills progression with your line manager.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £18,000.00 to £20,000.00 /year
Freelance Studio Technician
As Daedalian continues to grow and win new contracts, we occasionally need to employ experienced and talented freelance artists with a keen eye for detail to work alongside our in-house team for short periods (1 week – 3 months). We are able to organise short-term lodgings for these staff member within the local area and their salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.
We are looking for freelance artists who are skilled in the following techniques: Bevelling; Bonding; Casting; Etching; Fusing; Gilding; Intricate Cutting; Kiln Forming / Slumping; Mould Making; Laminating; Painting; Polishing; Sandblasting; Silvering.
Daedalian Glass Studios founder, Davia Walmsley is a strong believer in contributing towards the community of skilled European artisans by providing internships to students / recent graduates wishing to gain experience. All interns are paid a fair wage – we do not exploit those seeking entry to the industry – and we are happy to organise accommodation as necessary.
Previous interns have traveled from as far away as Germany and the Czech Republic to gain experience and some have returned for multiple years during breaks from formal education. Part of the reason for this is that while interns work under the guidance of experienced glass artists, they are allowed to work on real projects and perform meaningful tasks.
To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.