Opportunities

87
companies
1,021
Jobs

Construction Robot Operator

Monumental

Monumental

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Monumental is automating on-site construction with robotics and software. Our mission is to make construction primarily software-defined and work towards a future where beautiful, bespoke buildings are built within a single day with minimal labour.
We’re a small team of mostly engineers (coming from companies like Palantir, Qualcomm, Dyson, Shopify, Tesla & Meta) that is looking to expand the operational part of our business. We're still in the first days of building the company and this is a unique opportunity to be an early employee in a high-growth, high ambition startup environment. From Day 1, you’ll be able to work with an experienced founding team backed by top-tier investors.
You can read more on why we believe you should spend your time working on construction, and learn more about our vision and company.
About you and this role
We are looking for a Construction Robot Operator to join our team, bringing robots and automation to the construction industry to create affordable, beautiful, high-quality housing for everyone.
This is an exciting and novel role where you’ll be responsible for building brick walls with our construction robots. Given that this is a completely new role with novel technology, we naturally don’t expect any prior experience. We’re looking for people who enjoy working with new technology while (potentially literally) having their feet outside in the mud.
You will be helping bring our construction robots to life, testing them both in our office and running them in production at real construction sites. This is a unique opportunity to be able to work in a high-tech environment, but not spend your entire day behind a desk. At the end of a successful day, you will have contributed to building tangible things in the real world that people will work and live in, with cutting-edge technology.
This role is available both as a full-time or part-time contractor (ZZP’er) and as a full-time employee.

What you’ll be working on

  • Prepping a (real or test) construction project: understanding what needs to be built, where it needs to be built, and scoping site conditions
  • Preparing the site by placing markers and taking photos for 3d reconstruction
  • Operating our construction robots using our in-house software system on a laptop
  • Taking notes as the system runs to enable continuous product improvement
  • Working with our engineering and manufacturing teams whenever more complicated issues arise to resolve them
  • Various small construction tasks, e.g. inserting anchors, moving bricks around.
  • Being the face and ambassador of the company on a construction site. Our robots don’t talk so people will typically chat to you.

What we’re looking for

  • A technical and analytical mindset. We don’t expect you to have an engineering degree, but you understand the difference between hardware and software and when something goes wrong in our system you know how to reason about where it went wrong along the stack. Your friends probably come to you for tech support when something is broken.
  • You love getting your hands dirty and don’t want to sit behind a computer all-day. You will frequently wake up early to drive to a construction site on-time and enjoy being in that context. Previous experience on a construction site is a strong plus.
  • You are outcome and detail oriented. You understand that running the robots for a day but leaving with dirt and stains everywhere is still a failure when we’re building a house that someone will live in.
  • You have a drivers license and are comfortable driving a van.
  • You’re fluent in English (spoken and written). Being verbally fluent in Dutch is a plus on a construction site but not a requirement.
Why Monumental?
Joining Monumental means being at the forefront of a movement aimed at making significant strides in the construction industry. Here, your work has the potential to impact not just the company but the future of how we build. If you're driven by innovation, eager to tackle complex challenges, and ready to make a tangible difference, we want to hear from you.
Interested candidates should reach out to us at:iwanttojoin@monumental.co - share with us the most interesting or challenging project you've worked on with your CV or portfolio —we're excited to learn about your journey and discuss how you can contribute to ours.
If you don’t meet all the qualifications here but are excited about Monumental and feel you’d still be able to help us solve difficult problems, do get in touch. We are open to generalists with a demonstrated ability to focus on outcomes and get things done and are comfortable with you learning things as you go along.