Fabrication Shop Manager/ Lead Fabricator
Event Tech needs help designing, building, and running a fabrication shop to serve our special event production needs. We have a ton of great ideas about staging, truss, and scenic gear we want to make and we are searching for someone who can help bring them to life. Someone with theatrical or entertainment experience who excels at designing and building prototypes, one-offs, and organizing production runs would be a good fit.
If you get this job you will:
- Participate in the layout and design of a new shop, including machine and tooling selection
- Lead projects to source, evaluate, acquire, install, design, commission, and begin production with a ShopBot PRS CNC.
- Operate and maintain various pieces of standard wood and metal working equipment, such as a table saw, radial arm saw, panel saw, drill press, vertical mill, cold saw, ironworker, grinder etc.
- Operate and maintain various pieces of welding equipment – SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW.
- Be responsible for maintaining inventory of stock materials, fasteners and tooling, as well as consumables such as welding supplies, cleaners, adhesives, paints etc.
- Participate in the design and development of various products both structural and decorative.
- Oversee outsourcing processes as necessary
- Assemble some fabrications on jobsites and help manage site activities as needed to ensure the install is completed on time
- Be responsible for the maintenance and calibration of all tools and fabrication machinery
- Be responsible for quality control of the fabricated elements.
- Be capable of meeting project deadlines
- Operate company vehicles up to 26’ non-CDL box trucks
What you need to get this job:
- Minimum 3 to 5 years of entertainment industry or theatrical experience a plus.
- Must be able to read and interpret drawings.
- Possess technical, problem solving, and communication skills necessary to see a project through to completion
- Have an above average aptitude for devising accurate and reliable jigs for wood and metalworking.
CNC Plasma and Router proficiency with complete work flow experience as well as an excellent understanding of CNC machinery, tooling, software and current best practices in the industry.
- Carpentry Skills from a scenic live event background or museum display fabrication a plus
- Welding proficiency in Stick, MIG, TIG preferred
- Drawing skills in Vectorworks, AutoCAD, etc. a plus
- Ability to lift a minimum of 75 pounds consistently
- Must be able to obtain a DOT medical card and a forklift operator certification
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing
- Above average computer skills to include familiarity with common Windows applications, networking and computer/ machinery interconnection and compatibility.
- Meet scheduling availability requirements including some nights, weekends, and possible holidays to meet the varied business needs of the event industry
- Ability to work independently as well as part of the team.
- Possess a clean driving record
- Drug and Background tests performed