Iva Jankovic
September 9, 2015

We’re looking for a Hardware Lab & Wood workshop Assistant

We’re looking for a lab assistant for our state-of-the-art woodshop and hardware lab! Could you see yourself as part of the team at our coworking space? Would you like access to equipment and tools while having the opportunity to build or develop your own project? If you’re hardworking, love teamwork, interested in technology then this could be the position for you!

What will you be doing?

  • Manage the lab for a few days a week
  • Build an exciting project of your choice in our awesome lab
  • Assist lab users and members when available

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with either Hardware electronics or woodworking experience
  • ...who has a project s/he wishes to build or develop during their stay
  • ...who’s Interested in technology and the innovation of it
  • ...who has good organisational and management skills
  • ...and loves working in teams with other people

What we offer:

  • Access to the Wood workshop and Hardware lab, including materials & tools
  • Mentoring by experts in the fields of product design, electronic engineering and woodworking

Do you think this is the right place for you? Please send us a short letter of intent at iva@betahaus.de!

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Yours,

betahaus I team

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