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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Elizabeth Fiersten

Apprentice metalworker/finisher

High-end metal fabrication shop specializing in furniture production has an opening for an apprentice metalworker/finisher.

We are seeking talented and meticulous craftspeople wanting to hone their skills by learning and perfecting metal finishing techniques.

Apprentice Position. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience. 32-40 hour permanent position possible after successful completion of 8-12 week apprenticeship. Benefits include PTO days and health insurance upon completion of apprenticeship.

General Duties:
Assisting with metal furniture and sculpture finishing and fabrication. General finishing includes clear-coat spray finishing, various patina processes, sanding, prep (cleaning, beveling, etc), and weld finishing (grinding, sanding, and detailing of weld-joints).

Job requires experience with and enthusiasm for making things, extreme attention to detail, ability to learn and retain new techniques/processes, ability to lift 50+ pounds, and a commitment to maintaining a clean, safe, and friendly work environment.

As an apprentice position, candidates will be trained in the necessary skills for the job, but experience with any or all of the following is a plus: spray finishing, metal grinding and sanding, mig/tig welding, art/design/sculpture techniques.

Please submit resume and cover-letter (and portfolio if available)

Contact Info:
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago