Full-Time Light Builder Associate
PELLE is seeking a Full-Time Light Builder who will be responsible for the assembly of our made-to-order light fixtures in our Red Hook, Brooklyn studio. Our Light Builders are the craft behind our lighting products. We are looking for an experienced individual who wants to be a contributing member to a creative, professional and team-oriented studio culture.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the lighting or manufacturing field, possess a high level of natural making ability, and utmost attention to quality and detail. Woodshop or metal-shop experience is a plus. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, a positive and friendly attitude towards their work and team members, and a willingness to learn and to adapt on the job.
Duties for this position include all aspects of the Build Phase of our lighting products: careful handling and cleaning of delicate glass and metal parts, preparation of those parts such as minor metal finishing and fabrication, then final assembly and quality control of outgoing fixtures. Candidate must be organized with their time and physical space, as well as build fixtures efficiently, accurately, with consistency and care.
Additionally, this person must work well and collaboratively, within a highly skilled team, in a fast-paced studio environment. The position is salaried full-time, with a competitive annual salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, and paid vacation/sick/holiday days. Work hours are from Mondays-Fridays, from 9am-6pm, 40 hours per week.
+Hand-building a variety of light fixtures with attention to top quality standards
+Wiring of sockets and frames, soldering of electrical parts, to meet testing standards
+Cleaning, handling, minor finishing/fabrication of metal and glass parts and finished hardware
+Regular handling of all lighting parts and completed fixtures in a protective and careful manner
+Efficiently meet order deadlines to ensure all orders are shipped on time.
+Maintain neat organization in work space daily; Assist with rotating studio chores along with other team members
+Document and maintain accurate reports into build books
+Report regularly to Operations Director
+Positive and friendly attitude with a strong work ethic
+Team player willing to learn, improve and adapt to a changing, fast-paced work environment
+Prior work experience in relevant manufacturing field such as light fixture assembly and/or high-end metal fabrication is a plus, but not required
+Must be extremely adept with your hands, with a high level of attention to craft and detail
+Ability to learn how to efficiently and safely handle, move, pack, unpack, load, unload sensitive and valuable light fixtures
+On-the-job creativity, flexibility as well as problem solving skills
+Must be organized, accurate and detail-oriented
+Physically able to lift and handle large and heavy light fixtures, up to 30lbs, on a regular basis
+Wood shop/Metal shop experience is a plus and knowledge of hand tools
+Interest in Art and Design
ABOUT THE COMPANY
PELLE, founded in 2011 by designers Jean and Oliver Pelle, is an award-winning design studio that produces original collections of hand-crafted lighting that are built to order and installed in locations all over the world.
Our Design Studio, Sales Showroom, and Production are housed altogether in an expansive, light-filled, historic manufactory building along the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, New York.
Led by Jean and Oliver, we are a very hands-on, collaborative team, who take great pride in the products we design, develop, and create within our studio. If this sounds like something you would be suited for, we encourage you to apply, regardless of prior experience. We will train if we meet the right candidate for our growing company.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration, please submit the following to email@example.com:
+Short statement about yourself and why you’re applying
+Your Portfolio or Images of your physical work
+2-3 Professional References