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    Discussion in 'USA jobs' started by opensourceeco, Aug 30, 2012.

    1. opensourceeco

      opensourceeco New Member

      Aug 2012
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      The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is an open source platform. It is a set 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 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.

      We are looking for a Machine Designer. The ideal candidate would be not only a designer but also a builder and user of their designs to close the loop from design-for-fabrication to building human-centered machines. At this stage, we are working primarily on mechanical devices with basic automation, and we are moving in the direction of machines for precision fabrication, power electronics, and hot metal processing.

      (see Machine Designer link to apply and find out more information, as well as watch our awesome recruiting video!)

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