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Wood-shop Woodworker Craftsman, Carpenter - skilled trades / artisan...

City: Chicago
Date: 01 Aug 2020
Category: Skilled Trade / Craft

Wood-shop Woodworker Craftsman, Carpenter (North Center)

One of Chicago’s last furniture manufacturers, and wood-shop companies, is seeking a responsible, creative minded, detail-oriented individual for the company’s open position of product fabricator. This role will require: quality-driven consistent labor, creativity, maintenance, reliability, and woodworker craftsman skills. This position is vital to supporting the company’s reputation of producing and delivering products that meet our customer's hand-made quality expectations.

Primary responsibilities

Design (in rare cases), produce, and test wood products.
Build furniture using hand tools.
Perform work in indoor woodshop environment, with other workmen.
Set up, operate, and tend drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood-nailing machines.
Cut, shape, and smooth wooden parts.
Verify wood product/& component dimensions.
Add fasteners and adhesives and connect the pieces to form a complete unit.
Sand products using sander or sandpaper.
Stain or coat products with lacquer or varnish.
Set products out to dry.
Operate specialized pieces of woodworking machinery.
Design and create wood products that are customized for particular spaces.
Create wooden accents and trim.
Create scale models of products or buildings that are used in construction
Construct jigs / or templates used for wood component production.
Complete all stages of woodworking process.
Raw material selection, ensure wood isn't warped, cracked, or swollen and meets company’s set standards, and product requirements.
Repair wooden furniture, and other wood products.
Apply paint to raw wood.
Workweek for this position is Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm, with occasional opportunities for Saturday pick-up shifts, during peak volume periods.

Position Qualifications / Skills:

Proven work experience as a carpenter
Hands-on experience in working with carpentry materials
Excellent understanding of carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction
Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saws, hammers, rulers etc.)
Ability to read technical documents and drawings
Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times
Good knowledge of English
Good understanding of basic math
Good physical condition and endurance
Have a positive can-do attitude, strong communication skills, and the ability/willingness to work well with others.
High school diploma; Successful completion of a carpentry apprenticeship program is preferred.
If this is a position you are interested in applying for; please email a copy of your resume along with your contact information.

Compensation will be discussed with each candidate based on work history and skill level.
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