Hacksmith Jobs

Jr. Hacksmith - Mechatronics Engineer.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Introduction

The Hacksmith team is made up of outside-the-box thinkers who take fictional ideas from comics, movies, and video games and make real working prototypes. We document all of our creations on YouTube, and in doing so make dreams a reality by building real life superhero tech; as seen in our channel trailer! We take pride in inspiring youth around the world to get into STEM and other related fields, while always dreaming bigger. We are social influencers and we make money by selling advertising to companies who want to reach our demographic of young males. Our social media reach is as follows:

YouTube: 6,900,000 subscribers / 50M+ views per month

Facebook: 230,000 likes / 286K+ reach per month

Instagram: 240,000 followers

Company

You must be local or willing to relocate. This is a role is based in Kitchener Ontario and telecommuting is not an option.

Feel like you can tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply! To apply, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/kmnvgAj4gWRddSVUA

Position

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic “Maker”. There will be ample opportunity for creativity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution to the team. You should be looking to grow your career with us as together, we grow the company.

Your job is to make real life superhero technology! You will design and build functional prototypes then test them in exciting (and destructive) ways. You will appear on camera while building and testing your creations. Here are some examples of past projects to give you an idea of what future projects you will work on. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Making awesome functional prototypes of superhero technology. 
  • Appearing on camera as fun, energetic, and entertaining. 
  • Working with the videographers to produce entertaining video content on your projects. 
  • Designing, sourcing materials, fabricating, wiring and finishing one of a kind functional prototypes. 
  • Keeping the workspace clean and organized (team effort).

About You

You are a maker / hacker that wants to build anything and everything just for the fun of it. You find the prototyping stage the best part of engineering and wish you didn’t have to bother with certifications, mass manufacturing, or market viability. You want to be surrounded by other makers in a fast-paced growing company that thinks big and dreams even bigger. 

You are able to take a scope and run with it, working independently, while seeking help and feedback when necessary. You aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty in the shop, machining your own parts, soldering a surface mount component, or programming an arduino. 

Required Skills

  • Engineering degree or diploma 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with interest in growing with the company 
  • Proven experience as a “Maker” 
  • Strong mechanical engineering aptitude 
  • Experience with Solidworks or similar CAD program 
  • Exceptional hands on experience with various hand / power tools, metalworking, welding, etc. 
  • Experience with rapid prototyping including 3d printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining
  • Strong electrical engineering aptitude 
  • Strong understanding of electrical systems. 
  • Experience with arduinos 
  • Experience designing, prototyping and debugging of basic circuits and PCBs
  • Basic programming, specifically related to sensor or actuator interfacing 


Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!