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Full-time Master Prototyper

at Open Source Ecology in Maysville, MO


Open Source Ecology is looking for a Master Prototyper to help develop the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). The GVCS is an open source platform consisting of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts. The designs include everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker, to a wide array of tools covering agriculture, construction, fabrication, energy, and transportation. We publish all of our plans and designs openly allowing anyone in the world to use, build upon, and contribute back to a common pool of human knowledge. That is the beauty of open source.

The ideal candidate would be a skilled, seasoned or retired machinist/fabricator/prototyper who is also up to date on digital fabrication. The candidate would also have a broad range of skills such as mechanics, hydraulics, electronics, automation, metal casting, and tool and die making.

The main development facility of the GVCS is called Factor e Farm, our living laboratory on 30 acres, one hour away from Kansas City. We have an office with two fast internet lines and a workstation for CAD and video editing. We have a workshop, a 4,000 sf flexible fabrication facility, which includes mills, drills, lathes, plasma cutters, welders, torches, a surface grinder, and other tools. We are off grid, except for the fast internet.

Our organization is growing tremendously. As part of this growth, we are looking for seasoned professionals to join our core development team.

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