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Lighting 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 experience
with metal work (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

-Prepping of high-end lighting parts using in-house tools inclusive of: manual lathe, buffer
wheels, drill press; threading of holes / cutting material / sanding material, etc.
-Spraying/ patinating and lacquering of a high quantity of solid brass components and
fixture shades in (Satin Brass / Antique Brass / Blackened Brass)
-Sanding of steel and aluminum lighting parts for plating/ anodizing
-Assembly of our made-to-order fixtures (as needed)
-Receive deliveries and check inventory on lighting parts. Inspection of each for quality
-Cleaning, polishing and preparing of finished lighting fixtures
-Wrapping/ packing/ boxing of pieces for shipment

Who You Are:
-Entry-level experience in fabrication of lighting 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
-An 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 main lighting Finisher/
Assembler 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


  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

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