The Mills Fabrica
Lab & Program Management - Assistant Manager / Associate (HK)

Posted on: 01 March 2024

Company Overview

The Mills Fabrica is a collaborative platform for accelerating sustainability-focused tech innovations in the techstyle and agrifood sectors. Its venture capital fundbusiness incubator, impact retail store Fabrica X, and spaces across Hong Kong and London support innovations from different growth stages.

Grown out of Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group’s textile legacy, The Mills Fabrica, through its capital, connections, and expertise, is on a mission to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporates to create positive environmental and social impact for generations.

Job openings

The Mills Fabrica is now looking to hire a Lab & Program Assistant Manager / Associate to help lead and operate Fabrica Lab, help organize day-to-day lab operations, and plan programming for the lab.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Lab Administration:
    • Ensure lab day-to-day operations, machines, consumables, and tools are in place and good condition
    • Set up safety system and training for all lab users, creating machinery and area access levels
    • Set up working flow methods to have a fair and good environment around the use of the lab
    • Troubleshooting of sewing machines and other lab machinery
    • Manage lab budget for daily operation
  • Technical Support and Lab Development:
    • Create basic training programs and instructions database for the safe use of the lab and machinery operation
    • Be available on certain days or time slots for technical support on machinery use or other technicalities for use of the Lab
    • Be the main contractor of all machinery suppliers for extra support when needed
    • Mentorship for student residents to develop and guide them through their projects
    • Technical support for lab equipment (laser cutting / 3D body scanner / sewing machine / 3D printers)
    • Continuous research for new technologies, materials, and partners. Ex. Fair, supplier visits, etc.
  • Lab Community Development & Programming
    • Organize training sessions for new members and lab workshops
    • Organize workshops to demonstrate the use of technologies in the lab and give a better perspective on how to use them
    • Communicate with residents and start-ups, making sure the lab setup is optimal for the development of their projects and address issues when needed
    • Tailor workshops for the general public, schools, and specific communities
    • Create partnerships with other brands/corporates to co-create sustainable projects
    • Engage with different local/global institutes to empower young talents
    • Bring together start-ups and residents with vendors and suppliers from our network, organizing seminars to present new technologies, materials, etc.
    • Assist with The Mills Fabrica & Fabrica X Store events and activities


  • Bachelor’s degree related to Fashion & Textile / Technology is highly preferred
  • 4-8 years of working experience in either other maker spaces/lab facilities or in education institutions focused on technology prototyping and programming
  • Hands-on skill with a strong passion for fashion and technology as well as interest in education/running of workshops/programs
  • Strong communication skill and interpersonal skills
  • Basic sewing skills
  • Fast learner willing to adapt and take on new challenges
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English / Chinese
  • Proficient in all Microsoft software
  • Proficient in Adobe Design Software such as Illustrator / Photoshop / Premier
  • Less experience will be considered as an Associate
We provide generous compensation and fringe benefits to the right candidate. Please send your resume with the salary expected to The Human Resources Manager, 23/F., Nan Fung Tower, 88 Connaught Road C, Central, HK or by e-mail: or by clicking "Apply Now" below (We are an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in strict confidence and only be used for selection purpose.)
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“Nan Fung Group” and “the Group” mean Nan Fung International Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries.