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STUDIO PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

At Anchor, we design and create high quality ceramic products and sculptural objects.  Our studio culture is welcoming, encouraging and creative. Our team is highly cooperative, committed to quality, approaches studio tasks proactively and with care.  

We are seeking a Studio Production Technician who can throw on the wheel and and make ceramic objects using a variety of earthenware and stoneware clay bodies and ceramic processes. This role contributes technical production capability in our design and ceramics studio  in Reservoir, Victoria

This position will commence as a casual contract, initially up to 3 days per week.
HOW TO APPLY

Please email a current CV and a short statement outlining why you are suited to joining the Anchor Ceramics team to team@anchorceramics.com by 5.00pm on Monday 5th March 2018. 

Please note that previous ceramics-based experience and knowledge is a specific requirement of this role. All candidates will be contacted regarding the outcome of their application. We're unable to respond to telephone enquiries regarding this position. Listed on Friday 16th February 2018.

PRIMARY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
The position offers the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks that include -

  • Preparing and measuring clay accurately, ready for use in throwing, slab, hand building and extrusion techniques. 
  • Throwing reproducible forms on the wheel, with an eye for quality and detail using earthenware and stoneware clay bodies (< 7kg clay).
  • Turning clay objects and managing the drying process to preserve object integrity.
  • Updating work orders based on daily progress and achievements.
  • Coordinating object movements through the ceramics process to meet set timelines and project goals.
  • Supporting the production studio workflows by reclaiming clay for wheel throwing and construction.
  • Conducting glaze mixing from studio recipes and testing samples, glazing objects using various surface application techniques and fettling ready for firing.
  • Safe handling of raw clay, studio equipment and glaze materials.
  • Safely loading and unloading electric kilns, ensuring the proper refractory is used and taking care with objects.
  • Completes and maintains studio administration as needed to support operations.
  • Ability to cooperatively follow specific instructions, studio processes and procedures.
  • Provide courteous and professional service to all suppliers, visitors and stockists.
  • Other duties as assigned that contribute to the day to day operations of the production team and studio.
  • Maintains a proactive approach to OH&S in the workplace ensuring the studio and equipment is maintained, kept clean, organised, safe and easily accessible.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

To be considered for this role you
must demonstrate -

EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant education qualifications or equivalent work experience in ceramics, design or visual art.
  • Has a feeling for clay and a sound understanding of the ceramics process and production techniques.
  • Have command over the form on the wheel. 
  • Previous experience production throwing or assisting in a sculptural studio is highly regarded.
  • Strong verbal, written, numeracy and communication skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Reliability and organisational skills.
  • Has dexterity and high attention to detail.
  • Work effectively both within a team environment and autonomously.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License.

CAPABILITIES

  • Shows initiative with a common-sense approach.
  • Working cooperatively alongside other team members maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Plans set tasks and projects and implements through to completion.
  • Manages time and maintains consistent levels of effort throughout the working day.
  • Takes personal responsibility to develop and maintain up-to-date job knowledge.
  • Creates an environment which support members of the team.
  • Communicates proactively with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions.
  • Ensures self and team compliance with studio processes and procedures.
  • Can bend, balance, lift, kneel, walk, push, pull, repeat motions, grasp and feel.
  • Reaching with arms and hands, moderate lifting, sitting and standing.