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Full-time ,
submitted by
Haley Hendrickson

Metal Finisher / Craftsperson

Company: Troscan Design + Furnishings, 400 N Oakley, Chicago, IL 60612

Department: Furniture manufacturing

Position reports to: Production Coordinator

Compensation: $20+ (+ benefits post probationary period, including Vacation plus personal/sick hours and Health Insurance)

Status: Full Time, non-exempt


• Metal fabrication and finishing, welding experience a plus

• Initial inspection of components that will make up final piece

• Upholstery of stretched leather furniture, training provided

• Final furniture assembly

• Final inspection and finish touch up

• Hardware and component assembly

• Keeping an organized, tidy and clean immediate work area while also contributing to general shop maintenance/cleanliness

• Documenting and improving metal finishing processes especially when creating new prototypes or experimental finishes.

• Use table saw and other power tools to make fixtures for furniture building processes

• Keep work area clean and organized. Constantly improve your work area for efficiency.

• Communicate with production coordinator to keep on task and define priorities of items moving through fabrication

• Assist other departments when needed. Help receive and store materials/components delivered to other departments.

• Maintain work order files in your department

• Work both individually and as part of a team to accomplish projects.

• Communicate with our shipping department to inform them of complete orders ready for crating

• General shop maintenance tasks such as cleaning dust collector



• Excellent communicator. Clear and concise, not afraid to propose a solution to a problem and a willingness to contribute.

• Someone with a strong initiative and thoughtful work ethic.

• Strong initiative with an adaptable attitude to respond to and take action with changing directives

• Diplomatic and professional demeanor, Able to take on a variety of tasks with a can-do attitude.


• 1-2 years minimum experience in carpentry, metal work, use of power tools, and/or fabrication.

• Working familiarity with basic hand tools, power tools, and equipment.

2-5 years experience required; preferably in a similar fabrication setting or department.

• Fork lift experience a plus

• Excellent comprehension abilities-- Ability to read basic shop drawings and check dimensions as well as perform mathematical calculations and measurements.


• High attention to detail and strong organizational abilities.

• Excellent communication and comprehension skills; able to interpret detailed instructions.

• Good time management abilities; self-starter.


• Must be able to lift/move 50-70 lbs

• Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

• Must have good health/strength, and stamina.

• Schedule requires regular hours and availability (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Fridays, 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM). Overtime rare and scheduled in advance.

Contact Info:
Haley Hendrickson
Job Type: Permanent
Location: West town, Chicago, IL