Workshop Lead



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 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 skilled workshop and manufacturing lead to join our fast growing workshop team. You will be working together with our machine shop and assembly technicians and responsible for running the small series production of our robot fleet. Help us bring our robots to life and join our mission to bring automation to the construction industry to create affordable, beautiful, high quality housing for everyone.
As a workshop lead, you’ll primarily be responsible for the delivery and day-to-day operations of our future production rounds for building masonry robot systems. Our construction robot hardware includes autonomous ground vehicles, small construction cranes, supply systems and end effectors. In addition, the workshop team also maintains our existing robot fleet and support R&D prototyping work.
You will have managerial responsibilities for 5+ assembly and manufacturing technicians. You will ensure on-time delivery of high-quality robot systems, while leading improvements in process and operational efficiency. You will continuously seek out, foster, and spearhead improvements to all aspects of our production process. You love being a team player that enjoys the success of team members as much as you enjoy personal success.
You will ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire production process and support no subassembly and system defects from leaving our manufacturing workshop. During regular utilisation of our robot fleet, you will lead the maintenance of our fleet to reduce down-time and any degradation of our hardware.
We are looking for someone who loves nothing more than working in a highly collaborative team to solve complex problems and bring novel inventions to the world. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are excited to continuously learn new skills, and love challenging conventional ideas.

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Oversee our workshop manufacturing and assembly team’s day-to-day operations, 1:1s, and stand-ups to optimize for productivity increases and set organisational standards
  • Managing projects from conception to completion. You will ensure projects are delivered on time and to the highest quality.
  • Help to recruit, develop and onboard new members of the workshop team.
  • Work closely with our R&D team to lead efforts to transition subassemblies from prototype to small series production.
  • Manage our workshop equipment and inventory, ensuring we have the necessary tools and materials for upcoming projects. Your planning will prevent potential blockers and keep our production line running smoothly.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers to oversee the procurement of tools, machinery, and supplies.
  • Promote a culture of safety within the workshop, maintaining a clean and organised working environment. You advocate best practices in design and manufacturing among our team.

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience managing, or leading a team of 5+ as a senior member of a team.
  • Previous industry experience using machine tools, e.g. CNC mills, lathes, or 3D printers. You have breadth and depth of knowledge in manufacturing best practices.
  • Adept at identifying issues and coming up with efficient solutions. Your background allows you to intuitively understand how components could or do fit into larger systems.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment. You are flexible, able to adapt to changing priorities, and continuously learn new skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise, plan, and execute projects effectively. You are adept at managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • You are experienced with managing small series production batches, bills of material, product life cycle management, using modern tools that are a fit for an early stage startup.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills that mean you can articulate complex ideas clearly and work collaboratively with technicians and engineers to refine designs.
  • Quality-obsessed and passionate about innovation and problem-solving. You are always looking for ways to improve processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with CAD design.
  • Experience with design for manufacture (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) processes.
  • Experience assembling or wiring electronics.
  • Dutch language
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.