Prototype builder

  • Full time
  • Trondheim
  • Open until filled

We are searching for a prototype builder with experience of transitioning mechanical designs from technical drawings into fully functioning prototypes. You will become a member of the multi-skilled product development team at Alva. The goal for the team is to develop our product technology and products for customers.

Your main responsibility will be execution of prototype builds, i.e. you will turn a collection of parts into functioning motors and generator prototypes. You will support the design engineers during the design phase to improve assemblability and manufacturability of the product. During the prototype build you will develop solutions to potential problems and implement the solutions jointly with the design engineers.

You will also support both the product and production development team with varying practical tasks, e.g. preparation of samples for testing, building of test setups, performing different types of tests of prototypes, e.g. performance testing and reliability testing.

  • Perform prototype builds of motors and generators
  • Develop products for assemblability and manufacturability
  • Support product and production development teams with varying practical tasks

Mechanical bachelor engineering degree or relevant vocational education, e.g. industrial mechanic and 2-5 years of work experience. You should have experience of:
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Practical experience of manufacturing and building mechanical prototypes
  • Proficient with metalworking machines, i.e. manual lathe and mill
  • Experience of working in some type of CAD platform
Practical skills - E.g you can manufacture components for rapid prototypes
Meticulous - You pay attention to details
Pragmatic - Generates sensible, realistic, practical solutions to problems
Conscientious - You enjoy performing work thoroughly and until completion
Process oriented - You are able to turn reoccurring work into effective processes that require low maintenance
Motivated to improve – Ability to frequently evaluate your own performance, welcome criticism and reflect on your own reactions and thoughts.

We offer
  • Competitive remunerations
  • Stock option program
  • Extended insurance arrangements
  • Flexible work hours
  • Gym

About Alva
Established in 2016, Alva has grown to more than twenty people with a reliable funding and an ingenious and patented production technology with proven superiority over conventional alternatives. FiberPrinting™ enables production of low-weight, high-efficient motors and generators for a wide range of applications, reflecting our true purpose. We do not just enhance electric motors and generators. We enhance electric cars, ships and airplanes, UAVs, medical equipment, robots, satellites and so much more. We enhance the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
Contact person

Tommy Andersen

+47 918 22 374