Senior Fabricator

Full-time or part-time, starting August 2020

3+ years woodshop experience, $18 to $22/hr (based on experience)

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking individual to help with the production of our small-batch furniture line.  For an early to mid-career woodworker, this is a great opportunity to refine their skills within an energized and growing business and a welcoming studio environment.

The chosen candidate will be expected to execute more complex woodworking tasks in addition to sanding and finishing with little oversight.  Given this, there will be more responsibility to work efficiently without compromising quality.  As a small business, it is critical that our employees be self-motivated, diligent workers, enthusiastic about learning, able to take instruction well, and have a keen eye for the smallest details.  Applicants must be proficient in the use of woodworking hand tools such as a chisel and cabinet scraper, and be capable of safely and skilfully operating standard woodshop machinery such as a table saw and router.  In addition to their technical skills, applicants should be effective problem solvers and be able to take a set of drawings to create a cut list and effective machining strategy.

At Coolican and Company, we consider it our responsibility to create products that age well.  We believe that furniture shouldn't be replaced like a cellphone or a pair of running shoes.  Moreover, we think that investing in our people and place is as important as the caliber of our craft.  We are building durable goods and a durable company that our customers are proud to support.

This role involves, but is not limited to:

  • Sanding and finishing
  • Processing parts
  • Milling rough lumber
  • Assembling furniture
  • Cutting joinery
  • Creating purpose-built jigs

Applicants must be proficient with:

  • Sanding and detailing
  • Reading technical drawings
  • Problem-solving and executing complex joinery
  • Efficiently breaking out and milling solid lumber
  • The safe use of woodworking machinery/tools (orbital sander, bandsaw, drill press, table saw, jointer, planer, card scraper, router)

Send your CV, porfolio, and a note about why you'd be great for the position to

We enthusiastically encourage applications from people who identify as women, non-binary, BIPOC, and of the LGBTQ+ community.