Light Builder, Full-Time



PELLE is seeking a Full-Time Light Builder who will be responsible for building our light fixtures by hand in our NYC studio.  Our Light Builders are the craft behind our products. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Duties for this position include all aspects of the build phase of our lighting products. Candidate must be organized with their time and physical space, as well as build fixtures efficiently, carefully and consistently. Additionally, this person must work well within a highly skilled team in a fast-paced studio environment.  The position is full-time permanent with a competitive annual salary and company benefits. Work hours are onsite from Mon-Fri , from  9am-6pm, 40 hours/week.




+Hand-build a variety of light fixtures with attention to quality standards

+Wiring of sockets and frames, soldering of electrical parts, to meet testing standards

+Cleaning and preparation 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 deadlines to ensure all orders are shipped on time.

+Maintain neat organization in work space daily

+Document  accurate reports into build books

+Report to Operations Director





+Positive/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




PELLE, founded in 2011 by designers Jean and Oliver Pelle, is an award-winning design studio that produces original collections of atelier-crafted lighting that are hand-built to order and installed in locations all over the world. Our Design Studio, Sales Showroom, and Production Workshop are housed in a light-filled floor-through space in Flatiron, Manhattan. Currently, we are adhering to the state’s social distancing rules within our premises.




For immediate consideration, please submit the following to

+Short statement about yourself and why you’re applying

+Your Resume

+Your Portfolio or Images of your physical work

+2-3 Professional References