Wood Shop Custodian | Exchange Member
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Wood Shop Custodian | Exchange Member

We’re looking for passionate wood workers who want to trade their time for membership at STEAMLabs

Does the smell of cedarwood make your knees wobble? Are wood shops your happy place? Are you a stickler for systems and order? Do you like nothing better to see tools in their place? Do unswept wood shavings make your blood boil?

We’re looking for a Wood Shop Custodian to join our team as an exchange member at our downtown maker space at STEAMLabs. An exchange member is someone who trades their work/time for a membership.

This means that you will contribute one shift a week (4 hours) in return for all the benefits of a membership.


What you’ll be doing:


  • Work with us to design and implement systems that make the wood shop productive and safe for members (safety, cleanup, waste procedures etc.)
  • Keep track of tools and record any problems or breakage
  • Maintain the health of tools and space
  • Communicate wood shop updates to members and work with us to design cheeky reminder to members
  • Complete a weekly clean of the space (note: it’s not your job to clean up after members, but the wood shop requires some basic cleaning and maintenance that is not the responsibility of any single member)


What you’ll be getting in return:


  • A membership at STEAMLabs
  • Be a part of our awesome exchange member team


Who we’re looking for:


  • You LOVE wood working & wood shops
  • Familiarity with big power tools (table saw, router, mitre saw, drill press, belt sander, planer, jointer
  • You love interacting with humans, are patient, understanding & enthusiastic about other people’s projects
  • You don’t mind getting dirty, being dirty, and lifting moderately heavy things (like planks of wood, tools etc)
  • You like systems, being organized, keeping records and have a high standard of cleanliness
  • You’ve had experience working in and/or maintaining a wood shop in the past


How to apply:


Fill out this application form by March 24th, 2017. We anticipate this being a 3 to 6 month role with possibility of extension.


Note: We also strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. You are welcome to self-identify in your application.