Homes are a fundamental need for everyone, and residential construction is the largest industry in the world. Not surprisingly, building homes also consumes more resources and produces more waste than any other sector. At ICON, we’re driven to solve the world's most critical and challenging problems around human shelter. We believe that through technology and talented people we can build better homes in a way that respects our planet and puts more people in better shelter.
Where you come in
At its core, the material scientist’s role is to develop new mix designs and iterate on previously developed cementitious mixes for use with the Vulcan 3D printer. There is no instruction manual for this. If you believe in the transformational power of affordable and safe shelter, then we want to meet you.
A typical day might include:
Working with cement mix manufacturers to ensure new mix designs can be manufactured.
Designing new mixes with our concrete consultants.
Managing the testing of newly developed mixes and testing the printed elements.
Researching and recommending cement mixes for non-3D printing purposes.
Innovative, driven, out of the box thinker, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles.
Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely.
Demonstrated experience in leading or working on a multi-disciplinary engineering problem.
Physically fit to handle some supplies and materials up to 60 lbs on your own, and perform duties that require standing, kneeling, and crouching.
Being comfortable working in and around fumes, odors, noise, and outdoor conditions.
Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed; flexibility required.
About ICON Technology, Inc.
ICON is an Austin-based construction technologies company dedicated to revolutionizing homebuilding and making dignified housing the standard for people throughout the world. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software, and advanced materials, ICON is solving a plurality of problems in the contemporary building industry with their breakthrough technologies.