Job Title: Fabrication Designer
Reports to: VP Build
Job Type: Full-time Contract
About Little Canada
Our mission is to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada. Our promise is to create a uniquely Canadian experience of a vast land with a small-town feel.
Little Canada is a vast, highly detailed and animated journey through Canada in miniature. This permanent attraction will open in summer 2020 in the heart of downtown Toronto, in a 50,000 square foot facility. Our goal is to be a top 10 attraction in Toronto, with anticipated attendance of over 500,000/year.
Our Big 5 Values and what they look like for this role:
1. We create to amaze! – the astonishment of our guests is our inspiration
You understand that the guest reaction is our ultimate inspiration. You see your contributions through the eyes of the guest and understand how to work with your team mates to create the guest experience.
2. We’re naturally curious – we’re eager to learn
You ask why? And why not? You see problems as opportunities to be figured out.
3. We are family – we support each other
You demonstrate this in the compassion and empathy you have for your team mates, both on your direct team and across the company. You know more than just their names; you make a point of learning who they are and more about their shared passion for Little Canada.
4. We’re better together – we bring out the extraordinary in each other
You see the strengths and potential in your team mates, and you support and rely on them to help reach your shared team goals.
5. We’re serious about fun – like any self-respecting Canadian, we don’t take ourselves too seriously
You actively participate in and encourage others in creating opportunities for fun.
The Fabrication Designer will lead the design, fabrication, and installation of custom elements of Little Canada, primarily roads for our miniature fleet of vehicles, secondarily for the superstructure framing for destination displays, meanwhile assisting with destination design and fulfilling essential build coordination roles. This role leverages a combination of 2D and 3D design and physical production capabilities, from CNC milling, laser cutting, and 3D printing, proficient with hand tools, carpentry tools, painting, working in miniature proportions, along with an inclination to project management, such as: the coordination and procurement required for DFab, coordination of available build space, and preparation of drawings for coordination with suppliers, experience designers and architectural services.
Reports to and is supported by Little Canada’s VP Build
Design, fabricate, and install, active roads, static roads, sidewalks, and details
Road related R&D, development of specs, integration into the Little-Canada world
Coordination with Vehicle Team; with Experience Design, Destination Designer
Assist with Preliminary Design for destination displays
Assist with Design Development for destination displays
Assist with Fabrication Design for destination displays
Provide drawing assistance for suppliers, experience designers and architectural
Provide drawings and space planning assistance for current and future locations
Provide drawings and shop drawings for miniature world build coordination
Procurement of materials, suppliers, and coordination of outsourced CNC work
Coordination of available build space and warehouse constraints
Support creation of other custom miniature elements as required
Establish and maintain strong relationships with the Build team
Embrace the Little Canada Health and Safety Program
Embody the values of Little Canada
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
2D AutoCAD necessity (Note: Little Canada to provide this software & hardware)
Proficiency in file, layer, and drawing management
Practical experience and proficiency in design, fabrication files for 2D CNC milling, 2D laser cutting, and 3D printing. Attention to detail, digital fabrication oriented
Practical experience and proficiency in 3D Modelling software geared to the production of physical objects
Basic to moderate experience and proficiency in electrical systems
Proficiency In accurate measurement and the appreciation of fine tolerances, installation/hands-on oriented
Appreciation for multi-disciplinary approach
Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport and work collaboratively
Excellent organizational skills; able to plan and deliver against large pieces of work
Strong customer service orientation
Comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment
Flexible work-time between attraction site and remote. Mondays will require on-site presence for team communications meetings. Production work will require presence at the attraction site.
May require long periods of on-site coordination