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Furniture Fabrication Assistant

Matthew Fairbank – Brooklyn, NY

Matthew Fairbank is seeking assistance in the production of decorative furniture, lighting
and objects. Learn the ins-and-outs of the business, working alongside us in our Brooklyn
based studio. The ideal candidate would be someone who has some previous woodworking
experience (likely, less than one year) and a strong desire to learn and build on that
knowledge. Our goal is to train someone to become an integral part of our team.

5 days/wk, 9am-5pm
Full Time Permanent
Immediate Hire

Role:
-Fabrication assistance using in-house tools inclusive of: manual lathe, panel saw, table
saw, band saw, jointer, drill press, etc. under the guidance of our Senior Woodworker
-Sanding of wood furniture & lighting parts to finish-level quality prior to staining/ lacquering
-Working across mediums and with various materials, including (but not limited to): wood,
brass, steel, leather/suede, glass, mirror, stone, etc.
-Cleaning and preparing of finished works for packaging
-Wrapping, boxing and crating of pieces for shipment
-Accept and check-in incoming goods and oversee outgoing deliveries. Reject materials that
do not meet MF standards
-Assist in organizing and streamlining our studios production and output
-Sit in on our weekly studio production meetings to ensure projects keep on schedule

Who You Are:
-Entry-level experience in fabrication of furniture, or product-build industry preferred
-Able to take direction, be organized, and switch gears quickly to meet the demands of the
production schedule
-Time management skills are critical, as is a strong attention to high-quality detail
-An interest in efficiency and the way things are made. Solutions-orientated
-A person who can handle several concurrent projects and shifts in priority
-Someone who takes pride in their work. Reliable, collaborative, and communicative in a
small team setting. Someone able to wear a variety of hats
-Aptitude for learning new tasks and developing new skills (we want you to grow with us)!

Bonus - Helpful (but not required):
- Previous experience working in a related field or studio environment

This position is great for those looking for an entry-level position in the field of
manufacturing. The selected candidate will work closely with our Senior Woodworker on
projects. We value the passion you can bring to our studio, so if this sounds like you, get in
touch with us with your resume, a brief cover letter about why youre interested in this
position and our studio, and portfolio of work (if available).

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

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