Keybird Instruments IVS is a start-up developing a lightweight acoustic piano, which we aim to have the practicality and affordability of a digital piano without giving up on the acoustic sound and authentic feeling of the keys. We believe that musical expression through the use of acoustic instruments is so valuable that there should be more affordable alternatives on the market. Currently we are in the prototyping phase and want to release our product in the fall of 2020. Many things are happening at the moment, so if you like the process of starting a company and all the little side things that happen in such a process, that will be to your advantage.
Our mission is to bring diversity and accessibility to the world of acoustic pianos. We are convinced that the acoustic piano can intrigue many enthusiasts with the way it is constructed, which has led us to the design philosophy of form follows function and construction elements being visible rather than covered. We want to open the "black box" many pianos currently resemble.
We use a combination of innovation and traditional solutions. So far, all of the vital parts of a piano (soundboard, keys and action) are made the traditional way, so that we can be sure to deliver a quality that has proven itself the last 20 years. The framework around that is our first step of innovation. Other steps will follow, and you can help us shape that future. We are mostly engineers and designers, so you will be able to grow to a role with much responsibility. It is expected from you that you have a fine taste for quality, so that you can lift the tone and touch of all our instruments to the highest height a Keybird can fly.
You are expected to be a self-starter, willing to learn to work with CAD and CNC. This is our field of expertise and we can help you. You will need extensive experience of working with wood, along with a decent background in piano servicing (regulation, intonation etc). You will also need a flair for industrial production, so that you can help us optimizing processes, so that we can get even more costumer friendly prices in the future.
The work location (Hall of The Odd, next to Kløvermarken, north Amager) is part of a larger start-up community with everything from metal and wood workshops to electronics and event management and stage decoration. Our next home will be a larger hall for production that you will be able to help establish.
Our ideal candidate:
is a self starter
has a proven background as piano technician
has experience from within piano production
is proficient in woodworking
likes innovation in general and is good at thinking out of the box
knows the basics CAD
has an extensive material knowledge and willingness to explore
is flexible and eager to learn
ideally has some affinity with playing piano
This is an opportunity for you to be a part of developing a brand new product development, apply your skills and see a real impact from your work. If this sounds interesting to you then we look forward to hearing from you.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.
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