We’re Hiring! MIDAS Lab Director – Closes July 8, 2016

The MIDAS Lab Director will work under the direction of the MIDAS Project Director to technically prepare the MIDAS lab to plan, implement and successfully launch necessary operations, membership and training programs by September 7, 2016. The MIDAS Lab Director will lead lab facility management – including maintenance, inventory, sales, membership and training, by December 1, 2016. MIDAS Lab Director Job Description 16-17.

Terms of Employment: 20 hours/week.

Start Date: July 15, 2016

Contract rate: $45/hour + GST

Location: The MIDAS Lab Director will work from the MIDAS facility in Trail.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
1. Proven technical aptitude and experience with digital fabrication
2. Technical aptitude and experience with database design and website development
3. Ability to work independently and flexibly; meet project schedules and problem-solve

4. Strong attention to detail and time management
5. Strong numeracy and written communications skills
6. Excellent interpersonal and team skills
7. Valid BC driver’s license, access to a vehicle and willingness to travel within region

Additional Assets:
1. Training & Instruction experience
2. Existing relationship with Selkirk College

Apply: Email resumes with cover letter to midas@kast.com

Date Posted: June 21, 2016
Closing Date: July 8, 2016

About KAST: The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued growth of science and technology as key economic drivers in the West Kootenay-Boundary region of BC. KAST works with business and communities to support and showcase the opportunity provided by science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in our region. KAST’s mission is to solve problems for the region’s science & technology businesses.

About MIDAS: MIDAS is an applied research, commercialization and digital fabrication training facility in Trail, B.C., focused on the metallurgical sector that exists in the region surrounding the Teck Trail Operations smelter. MIDAS makes recent advances in manufacturing technology (including 3D Printing) accessible to West Kootenay companies, entrepreneurs and students.

MIDAS Goals:
• Support entrepreneur development and the commercialization of applied, market-relevant research in the metallurgic industry;
• Expand local small and medium-sized companies’ strengths in collaborating, adopting technology, and creating new and marketable products;
• Promote skills training opportunities in digital fabrication and metallurgical technology for entrepreneurs, company personnel and students.

MIDAS Activities:
• Public access to an MIT-certified digital fabrication laboratory, or “Fab Lab”, and to metallurgy-specific equipment provided by Fenix Advanced Materials;
• Technical training in metallurgical science and digital fabrication;
• Organized research and development (R&D) of commercial applications for metals and materials derived from Teck smelter by-products;
• Business coaching;
• Facilitating co-work and collaboration, hosting workshops and events.

MIDAS: Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration and Studies