Sept. 21, 2022

Production Associate/Coordinator, Fine Woodworker

Confidential inland empire, California

Paradise is a picture framing and paper conservation studio serving fine art institutions, artists, galleries, and collectors in Los Angeles and beyond. Position Title: Production Associate/Coordinator, Fine Woodworker Position Classification: Hourly; non- exempt Location: Los Angeles, 90043 Position Summary: The occupant of this position will fabricate and finish closed-corner frames for fine art clients. The occupant of this position will work collaboratively with all other team members in the company. The ideal candidate for this position will have several years of fine woodworking experience in precision environments such as framing & furniture making and will be as excited by sharpening chisels by hand in the morning and designing for CNC machinery in the afternoon. The ideal candidate will have the following values: ● Attention to detail ● Love of teamwork ● Creativity ● Curiosity ● Humility ● Kindness ● Lightheartedness ● Ability to admit to making mistakes Essential Duties: ● Read a ruler and measuring tape accurately and think in 1/32inch fractions ● Safely and competently use and maintain shop machines and power tools including chop saw, table saw, power sanders, and cordless drills ● Use specialized shop and hand tools including Morso mitre guillotine, Festool Domino joiner, and dovetailing machine ● Execute basic and complex wood joints including mitres, lap joints, mortise and tenon, splined mitres, locking mitres, dovetails, box joints, etc.. ● Design and troubleshoot new frame corner solutions ● Document best practices ● Work with designer on special projects ● Finely sand and finish wood with hand-applied finishes ● Drive to suppliers and subcontractors ● Review inventory ● Fill out new work orders ● Order materials from vendors ● Receive deliveries ● Maintain close attention to detail while engaged in repetitive tasks ● Perform tasks with minimal direction and observation ● Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form ● Demonstrate good time management ● Keep personal workspace clean and organized and help with overall facility upkeep ● Assist in studio improvements ● Participate in the hiring and managing of assistants ● Run production side of the studio in the absence of the owner ● Participate in research and development of new techniques for production and strategies for increasing sales ● Ensure quality standards are consistently and efficiently met ● Update production checklists regularly ● Work with other production and operations staff to complete jobs in a timely and efficient manner ● Other duties as assigned Required Competencies: ● Communication proficiency ● Organizational skills ● Time management ● Process improvement ● Decision making ● Quality management/control ● Excellent mathematics and measuring skills ● Teamwork Preferred competencies: ● Computer-aided design and 3d modeling, fusion 3d, mach3 ● CNC operations, shaper origin, zenbot CNC ● Proficiency in a variety of hand-applied finishes for hardwoods ● HVLP applied finishes ● Wood carving experience ● Tool tuning ability Tools of the Trade: Must be able to utilize a variety of hand-held tools and equipment in a capable, professional, safe and consistent manner to include the use of a cordless drill and driver, vices and clamps, chop saw, and table saw, Morso guillotine, wall mounted multi-material cutter, among others.

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