Shipping-Packaging Associate, Part-Time
PELLE is seeking a Part-Time Shipping-Packaging Associate for the handling, packaging and shipment of designer-light fixtures, ranging from glass, metals, to cast paper – in our NYC studio. The Shipping-Packaging Associate is the final mark of quality in our product. The ideal candidate person will have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Duties for this position include the appropriate methods for packaging and shipping various light fixtures, via common carrier and road/sea/air freight, to national and international destinations. This person will also be responsible, during shipping downtime, for basic prep and other production-related duties in our lighting workshop. The position is part-time with a competitive hourly wage, beginning immediately, with the possibility of being extended to full-time permanent. Work hours are onsite from Mon-Fri mornings, from 9:30-1:30pm, for a total of 20 hours per week.
+Follow company procedures and policies for packaging and shipping primarily light fixtures, and at times, design objects and furniture
+Efficiently and meticulously wrap and package light fixtures into cartons and wood crates
+Document and log accurate and descriptive packaging/shipment reports with photo documentation
+Work with Sales team to provide shipment status and updates
+Create shipment labels and ensure that each item, package and box/crate are labeled accurately with shipment labels/signage
+Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping materials to the production studio including cleaning, wrapping, packing and crating supplies
+Maintain packaging standards and methodology
+Meet deadlines to ensure all orders are shipped on time.
+Maintain neat organization in the shipment area daily
+Assist with prepping parts and other simple production duties, during shipping downtime
+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
+0-2 years of experience in art handling, a plus if you had prior work experience with art handling packing procedures
+Ability to learn how to efficiently and safely handle, move, pack, unpack, load, unload sensitive and valuable lighting fixtures
+On-the-job creativity, flexibility as well as problem solving skills
+Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+Must be organized, accurate and detail-oriented
+Physically able to lift large and heavy boxes (up to 30lbs), repeatedly
+Woodshop experience is a plus and knowledge of shop 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 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. You will be working within a small, dedicated, and highly skilled team of builders in a fast-paced workshop environment. Currently, we are adhering to the state’s social distancing rules within our premises.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Oct. 1st.
Serious applicants only; no phone calls and emails to the studio inbox, please.
+Short statement about yourself and why you’re applying
+2-3 Professional References