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We understand that you are navigating uncharted waters during this difficult time. You may have been affected by the rising unemployment rate due to COVID-19. While some businesses are finding it difficult to remain open, we are evolving our business and find ourselves in an essential category looking to grow our team. If you or anyone you know is searching for a new career in a difficult moment, please submit your resume with a cover letter describing why you want to work at D|Fab.

Our success and industry recognition is the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented, safe … and we’ve been known to have a few spontaneous BBQ’s!

Our mission is to use creativity, craftsmanship and exceptional service in every partnership to promote success for our customers, our people and our community.

Please browse our open positions below to find what is right for you. If you are looking for your next career move we want to hear from you!

Contract & Freelance Opportunities

We are proactive about building a network of trusted and reliable contract designers.

Our network is comprised of professionals with interior design, architecture and graphic design backgrounds. Qualified candidates possess the required CAD skill set, demonstrate high-level communication and respect deadlines.

Work Type

  • Roll-out Contractor Bid Sets and Décor Drawings (CAD elevations & plans)
  • Interior Design – interior finish selection, lighting, millwork detailing
  • Environmental / Graphic Design

Compatible software

  • Software knowledge required includes Autocad and/or Revit
  • Graphics software (such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator) and 3D (such as SketchUp)
  • (contract employees must have own professional software licenses)

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CNC Operator

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire
Days/Hours: 2nd Shift- 2:30pm-1am M-Th; OT Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm.  OT required
Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company
D|Fab is a MI-based design, décor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973. We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

• Measure and cut raw materials for the construction of retail signage and décor items.
• Operate CNC router table at production quotas.
• Maintain a clean, safe work area clear of debris.
• Perform all job duties using standard D|Fab safety practices.
• Use time wisely and remain productive.
• Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor.
• Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Basic knowledge of computer operations and machinery; CNC experience helpful.
• Basic knowledge of measuring tools such as tape measure, ruler, and meter gauges.
• Mechanical aptitude.
• Machine operator experience.
• Ability to read and follow written directions and basic shop drawings.
• Have a general understanding of signage and graphics materials, substrates, and manufacturing processes.
• Willingness to work flexible and overtime hours is required. Some Saturday’s are required and OT in excess of 50 hours during months of March-November is required.
• Great attention to detail with a goal-driven attitude.
• Strong comprehension and analytical abilities.
• Good computer and mathematical skills preferred.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
• Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
• Stand for long periods of time.
• Repetitive movements.
• Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

• Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)
• *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
• *Paid Time Off
• *401(k) Retirement Plan
• Education and Training Opportunities
• Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
• Company Events
• Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
• Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
• Safety glasses provided
• Relaxed, open working environment
• Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Spray Painter

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-1:00am and Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm as required

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Paint letters, numbers, signs, and other décor items with a hand-held pneumatic spray gun.
  • Spray paint wood, metal, plastic, and foam décor components.
  • Use proper paint and primer for each type of material.
  • Check finished product for quality before it leaves paint area.
  • Maintain a clean work area, clean/change filters as needed.
  • Keep floor clear of debris.
  • Ability to clean and maintain spray guns.
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience using gravity fed sprayers.
  • Have a general understanding of signage and graphics materials, substrates, and manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Willingness to work flexible and overtime hours is required. Some Saturday’s are required and OT in excess of 50 hours during months of March-November is required.
  • Great attention to detail with a goal-driven attitude.
  • Strong comprehension and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal directions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive movements.
  • Wears safety glasses at all times while in shop and respirator as required for certain tasks.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

 

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Assembler

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.  Some OT is required

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

 

  • Employee is responsible for reviewing orders and fabricating required décor items in time to meet scheduled ship dates.
  • Employee will proactively inventory components needed and coordinate with other departments for parts and materials to ensure he/she has all components to fulfill each order, on time.
  • Employee will notify purchasing and management if inventory of raw stock and other components are running low (i.e., track, panels, sticks, etc.)
  • Responsible for 100-130 tracked panels
  • Responsible for 70-90 tracked wood sticks
  • Employee will keep work areas clean and organized.
  • If workload dictates, employee will also communicate needs to direct supervisor and/or management for assistance to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Employee is required to work overtime hours when business dictates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use power drill, power nailer, staplers and tape gun
  • Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to read and understand tape measurements

 

Décor items employee is responsible for:

  • Assembly of various décor items including:
  • Aisle Markers for various clients
  • Number Panels – as needed
  • Other décor items as directed by supervisor or management

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive movements.
  • Wears safety glasses at all times while in shop and respirator as required for certain tasks.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

 

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Packager/Shipper

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: 1st  Shift- 8am-4:30pm M-F;  OT as required

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Perform all duties relating to the packaging and shipping of finished product.
  • Construct boxes and securely package
  • Follow quality control procedures and report any concerns to supervisor
  • Pull all hardware and touch up paint required for shipment
  • Light assembly or painting if needed
  • Keep accurate inventory of material and supplies
  • Complete material requisition forms for hardware
  • Maintain a clean work area, keep floor clear of debris
  • Properly load truck for transport if licensed to drive the hi-lo
  • Use time wisely, remain productive
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor
  • Perform all job duties using standard safety practices and D|Fab safety standards.
  • Responsible for reporting safety concerns to supervisor
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use power drill, power nailer, staplers and tape gun
  • Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to read and understand tape measurements
  • Reliable transportation

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 65 pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive movements.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

Mill / Wood-Worker

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: 2nd Shift: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-1:00am and Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, as required

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Glue, fit, clamp parts and subassemblies together to form complete units that are square.
  • Install hardware and check for fit.
  • Ability to spray glue, apply laminate, veneer, and sand/file product.
  • Use of power/driver drill, power nailers, staplers, hand router, sanders, table saw, miter saw, and jig saw to perform duties.
  • Maintain a clean work area, keep floor clear of debris.
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor.
  • Perform all job duties using standard safety practices and D|Fab safety standards.
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of measuring tools such as tape measure, ruler, and meter gauges.
  • Basic knowledge of hand carpentry tools.
  • Ability to read and follow written directions and basic shop drawings.
  • Have a general understanding of signage and graphics materials, substrates, and manufacturing processes.
  • Measure and cut raw materials such as plywood, particle board, MDF, sheet plastic, various hardwoods.
  • Ability to identify woods by species (or variety).
  • Understanding of quality control and time management
  • A comprehensive knowledge and use of routers, table saw and sliding table saw.
  • Ability to prepare cut lists.
  • Can perform basic maintenance on hand tools and glue pots.
  • Willingness to work flexible and overtime hours is required. Some Saturday’s are required and OT in excess of 50 hours during months of March-November is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive movements
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Digital Large Format Printer Operator - 2nd shift

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-1:00am and Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm as required.  OT is required during the months of March – November.

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

A digital large format printer operator is responsible for operating and maintaining one or more large format printers in a production environment.  This also includes general production runs on various substrates, samples and scheduled printer maintenance.

  • Operate one or more printers at production quotas
  • Maintain operability of printers including:
  • Warm up and shut down procedures
  • Ink level maintenance
  • Scheduled lubrications
  • Scheduled filter changes
  • General cleanliness of machine
  • Interact with Graphics Department as needed to determine job scheduling
  • Arrange stock of printing material in orderly fashion to best facilitate production
  • Observe safety codes for the general shop area and their machine
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area clear of debris
  • Perform all job duties using standard D|Fab safety practices
  • Use time wisely and remain productive
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General familiarity with computer operations
  • General mechanical inclination

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs. pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Design Project Leader

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

The primary function of a Design Project Leader is to support Architectural Design Project Managers (ADPM) in executing CAD or Corel drawings and project tasks, while beginning to manage a client’s portfolio of projects by successfully meeting client program goals, and maintaining design responsibility for all program aspects. This role is directly involved in the design and manufacturing of products and begins to be the primary link between D|Fab, the Account Executive, and the client regarding design and responsible for design efficiencies.  Our Design Project Leaders should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and need to show confidence in their work, yet work with creative and constructive review. Must be proficient in 3D modeling and rendering software.  Knowledge in AutoCAD(required), SketchUp, Illustrator or Corel is needed.

Essential functions of Design Project Leader:

  • Use D|FAB drawing standards and processes
  • Develop décor write-up for estimating projects
  • Communicate directly with clients, architects, and contractors as required, as a project evolves.
  • Oversee multiple individual but related design/décor projects within the client’s program.
  • Begin to strategically plan, manage, develop, implement and oversee projects, deadlines and priorities to ensure timely completion.
  • Meet deadlines given to you by ADPM or other management team members, and to communicate fully when deadlines may not be met. Plan for solutions.
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Review or initiate and check décor write-ups for estimating department to use for quoting product. Discussing the scope of work for project w/ Account Executive.
  • Interpret client’s established décor package(s) on a store-by-store basis and make design decisions that stay within the recognized guidelines
  • Expand shop drawing details or generate new details in Corel as deemed necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Prepare conceptual, construction & shop drawings, finish boards, specifications, etc. as needed for presentation to client
  • Generate take-off quantities and lineal feet of product required
  • Communicate concerns and questions to the client relative to maintaining the design intent of an established décor package
  • Work directly with manufacturing to adjust / modify designs as required once they are in production, and maintain design intent / integrity
  • Maintain and regularly update client’s décor book(s) as revisions occur
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Developed client verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be detailed-oriented
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-level of organization
  • Ability to demonstrate prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Practical knowledge of retail design and architecture, and creative skill set to develop directional signage, graphics and themed interiors
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings
  • Basic graphics & signage material knowledge
  • A keen mind that pays strong attention to detail and has the ability to design for manufacturing across a diverse set of projects
  • Strong sensitivity to aesthetics and design intent
  • A compelling interest in manufacturing processes and continuous improvement.
  • Familiarity with precision metal fabrication, extrusions, composites, and woodworking, and acrylics.
  • Knowledge of décor and millwork manufacturing and fabrication techniques, tools and materials preferred
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes preferred
  • 3D design (Corel or Adobe Illustrator): 3 years Preferred
  • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite: 3 years Preferred
  • AutoCAD: 3 years Required
  • Field survey existing space, gather reference photos, critical dimensions, etc.
  • Possible site visits on local projects during construction to address problem issues as they arise
  • Evaluation of space after Décor is installed, including final walkthrough for punch list items, finish photos, etc.

Working conditions

  • This position requires some evening and weekend hours.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times when working with team members on the shop floor.

Direct reports

  • None

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Design Project Coordinator

D|Fab is a leader in the design & décor fabrication industry, built by innovative and passionate people. Our customers are the focus of everything we do and we take pride in our unconditional customer service, design talent, and quality décor product. Our team consists of designers and craftspeople with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow. We know that D|Fab’s success is due to the dedication of our employees, and reward their efforts with competitive wages, benefits, paid holiday and vacation days, as well as job training.

If you are looking for your next move and possess the qualities we seek, we want to hear from you!

The primary functions of a Design Project Coordinator are to support Architectural Design Project Managers in executing project tasks, and to develop knowledge of manufacturing, materials and write-ups.

Essential functions of a Design Project Coordinator:

Assist Design Staff w/ tasks

  • Request or Assign Job #’s
  • Create Design Quotes
  • Email Design Quotes and Scope Questions to client PM, request Sitefolio or comparable access
  • Retrieve Scope Information and enter it into schedules (excel & google doc or comparable)
  • Update and maintain project schedules throughout the design process to help prioritize design projects and forecast for production
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings
  • Set up project folders on our client drive, maintain template changes
  • Download drawings from Sitefolio
  • Pull files from DFab Archive
  • Make job folders (hardcopy)
  • File distributions into job folders (hardcopy)
  • Pull design hours in QuickBase when needed for quoting
  • Send revised design quotes when projects are deleted or scope changes
  • Enter contractors’ hours into QuickBase
  • Scan documents/redlines to send to contract employees
  • Confirm redlines are documented in system and picked up locally.
  • Potential Future Tasks depending on their skill set and experience:
    • Post Drawings to Sitefolio
    • Schedule Review Calls
    • Take-off’s
    • Write-Up’s
    • Possibilities for future advancement to OPM or Process Administrator

Computer Skill Development

  • Increase knowledge of drafting, graphic and office software suites
  • Adjustment of redlined drawings

Develop knowledge of Manufacturing Processes & Materials

  • Learn to use D|FAB drawing standards and processes
  • Develop décor write-up for estimating projects
  • Expand details or generate new details as necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Prepare master detail drawings for roll-out programs
  • Learn to handle roll out programs to assist sales staff with processing orders.

Introduction to Design:

  • Development of concept presentations and quote write-ups for signage and small retail spaces, including elevations.
  • Communicate w/ sales staff to execute design and presentation.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office Suite software (excel, word)
  • Ability to navigate project folders on our network
  • QuickBase
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience in an office environment

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Design Project Assistant

Do you have experience creating multi-material products? Do you want to learn?  You would learn about and assist in creating design and decor products out of a variety of materials including, MDF, plywood, acrylic, solid surface, sheet metal, aluminum extrusions, laminate panels and much more.

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

The primary functions of a Design Project Assistant are to support Architectural Design Project Managers & Leads in executing CAD drawings and project tasks, and to develop knowledge of manufacturing, materials and write-ups.

Essential functions of Design Project Assistant:

Assist Design Staff w/ tasks

  • Interpret client’s established décor package(s) on a store-by-store basis and make design decisions that stay within the recognized guidelines
  • Assist designers with conceptual drawings, finish boards, specifications, etc. as needed for presentation to client
  • Develop complete drawing sets to include:
    • Cover sheets with décor materials list and color key
    • Interior elevations with décor, finish notes and details as required
    • Develop plans for overhead décor, flooring, lighting and soffits
    • Building & décor section cuts as required
  • Generate take-off quantities and lineal feet of product required
  • Color boards and presentation materials
  • Assist designers with color matching
  • Assist designers with copies, distribution of production drawings, and errands as required
  • Coordinate product/material request forms, and send them to clients

Computer Skill Development

  • Increase knowledge of drafting, graphic and office software suites
    • 3D design (Corel or Adobe Illustrator)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite
    • AutoCAD
  • Adjustment of redlined drawings

Develop knowledge of Manufacturing Processes & Materials

  • Learn to use D|FAB drawing standards and processes
  • Develop décor write-up for estimating projects
  • Expand details or generate new details as necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Prepare master detail drawings for roll-out programs
  • Learn to handle roll out programs to assist sales staff with processing orders.

Introduction to Design

  • Development of concept presentations and quote write-ups for signage and small retail spaces, including elevations.
  • Communicate w/ sales staff to execute design and presentation.
  • Field survey local existing spaces, gather reference photos, critical dimensions, etc.
  • Possible site visits on local projects during construction to address problem issues as they arise
  • Evaluation of local space after Décor is installed, including final walkthrough for punch list items, finish photos, etc.

Working conditions

  • This position may require some evening and weekend hours.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times when working with team members on the shop floor.

Direct reports

  • None

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Vinyl Graphics Applicator

Job Type: Full-Time; Contract to Hire

Days/Hours: 1st shift:  6am – 2:30pm Monday-Friday

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • The Vinyl Graphics Applicator is responsible for producing quality vinyl-based graphics and sign faces using proper layout techniques and by applying pressure sensitive vinyl or transmask.
  • Use of tools & equipment to produce finished products.
  • Layout, cut, weed, tape and apply pressure sensitive vinyl to various substrates.
  • Apply, prepare, and remove transmask.
  • Read and interpret drawings accurately.
  • Measure accurately for layouts, cutting, and application.
  • Maintain equipment and cleanliness of work area.
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor.
  • Perform all job duties using standard safety practices and D|Fab safety standards.
  • Responsible for reporting safety concerns to supervisor.
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 2+ years of production experience, preferred.
  • 2 years vinyl application experience preferred.
  • Comfortable in a hands-on role and working in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and organized.
  • Able to work overtime with short notice. Some Saturday work will be required.
  • This position requires some evening and weekend hours.
  • High school diploma.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Communicate and work well with others.
  • Reliable transportation.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Why Work for D|Fab? *(Available after conversion to direct hire)

  • *Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • *Paid Time Off
  • *401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Design Project Manager

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

The primary function of a Design Project Manager (DPM) is to manage a client’s portfolio of projects by successfully meeting client program goals, and maintaining design responsibility for all program aspects. This role is directly involved in the design and manufacturing of products and is the primary link between d|fab, the Account Executive, the Program Manager and the client regarding design and responsible for design efficiencies.  Our DPM’s should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and need to show confidence in their work, yet work with creative and constructive review. Must be proficient in 3D modeling and rendering software.  Knowledge in AutoCAD(required), SketchUp, Illustrator or Corel is needed.

Essential functions of design project manager:

  • Communicate directly with clients, architects, and contractors as required, as a project evolves
  • Oversee design standards on multiple individual but related design/décor projects within the client’s program.
  • Work with Program Manager and possible Project Manager to bring projects in on time, to cost, to specifications, and to client’s quality expectations.
  • Define and discuss project scopes with program teams
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Work with Studio Management to facilitate the coordination of other program needs with available resources.
    • Coordinate and assign work when/if team is available.
  • Review or initiate and check décor write-ups for estimating department to use for quoting product. Discussing the scope of work for project w/ Account Executive.
  • Communicate with the account executive, and act as an in-house design liaison for account executive and client
  • Interpret client’s established décor package(s) on a store-by-store basis and make design decisions that stay within the recognized guidelines
  • Expand shop drawing details or generate new details in Corel as deemed necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Prepare conceptual, construction & shop drawings, finish boards, specifications, etc. as needed for presentation to client
  • Generate take-off quantities and lineal feet of product required
  • Communicate concerns and questions to the client relative to maintaining the design intent of an established décor package
  • Assist PM, OPM and Installation manager as needed during install phase (ex. review site photos of problems, work out problems w/ installers via phone calls)
  • Work directly with manufacturing to adjust / modify designs as required once they are in production, and maintain design intent / integrity
  • Maintain and regularly update client’s décor book(s) as revisions occur
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor
  • A sense of humor and zest for life is an additional plus.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent client verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to project manage and be detailed-oriented
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-level of organization
  • Ability to demonstrate prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Practical knowledge of retail design and architecture, and creative skill set to develop directional signage, graphics and themed interiors
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings
  • Basic graphics & signage material knowledge
  • A keen mind that pays strong attention to detail and has the ability to design for manufacturing across a diverse set of projects
  • Strong sensitivity to aesthetics and design intent
  • A compelling interest in manufacturing processes and continuous improvement.
  • Familiarity with precision metal fabrication, extrusions, composites, and woodworking, and acrylics.
  • Knowledge of décor and millwork manufacturing and fabrication techniques, tools and materials: 2 years Required
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes: 2 years Required
  • 3D design (Corel or Adobe Illustrator): 3 years Preferred
  • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite: 3 years Required
  • AutoCAD: 3 years Required
  • Site Visits May be required
  • Field survey existing space, gather reference photos, critical dimensions, etc.
  • Possible site visits on local projects during construction to address problem issues as they arise
  • Evaluation of space after Décor is installed, including final walkthrough for punch list items, finish photos, etc.

Working conditions

  • This position requires some evening and weekend hours.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times when working with team members on the shop floor.
    Direct reports
  • None

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Assembly Department Leader

Job Type: Full-Time; Direct Hire

Days/Hours: 1st  Shift- 8am-4:30pm M-F;  OT as required; Some Saturdays required

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

A team leader has a full understanding of the task at hand and is responsible for delegating the tasks to a qualified individual for the job.  This position is responsible for prioritizing, organizing, delegating, assembling, moving, staging and processing materials within the assembly department.  In addition, this individual will be responsible for training and reviewing the work of team members to meet the established standards.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining the job orders and their priority.
  • Determines proper assembly requirements if paperwork is unclear.
  • Prioritizes workload of team members to meet shipping deadlines.
  • Gives clear instruction to others in the assembly area.
  • Maintains inventory levels of all items required for assembly.
  • Completes tasks designated by production coordinator to meet production deadlines.
  • Attends bi-weekly production meetings and interacts with other departments as needed to achieve proper scheduling.
  • Checks for accuracy throughout the assembly process, including size, color, quantities and quality.
  • Assures the work area and aisles around them are kept clean and free of debris.
  • Keeps WIP (work in process) materials organized and in designated areas.
  • Responsible for maintenance of tools.
  • Manages multiple projects at the same time and stays focused and on task.
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor.
  • Able to stay calm in times of crisis management.
  • Perform all job duties using standard safety practices and D|Fab safety standards.
  • Responsible for reporting safety concerns to supervisor.
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook.
  • Willingness to work flexible and overtime hours as needed.
  • Some Saturdays are required and OT in excess of 50 hours during months of March-November is required.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • General mechanical inclination.
  • Able to initiate ideas and problem solve.
  • Have a general understanding of signage and graphics materials, substrates and manufacturing processes
  • Great attention to detail with a goal-driven attitude.
  • Strong comprehension and analytical abilities.
  • Good computer and mathematical skills preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive movements.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab?

  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Print Graphics Production Technician

Job Type: Full-Time

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Location: Madison Heights, MI

About the Company

D|Fab is a MI-based design, decor manufacturing and installation company in operation since 1973.  We are an industry leader in branded environments and expressions. Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences using creativity and innovative solutions. Our success and industry recognition are the result of our team’s amazing work ethic, customer service, and relentless curiosity that drives innovation. Our work is fast-paced, and our standards are high. We are many parts that work and learn together, creating forward-thinking solutions for our customers. We cultivate a work environment that is welcoming, fulfilling, personal growth-oriented and safe.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Design & Décor Engineering, Décor, Signage & Architectural Alternatives, Technology & Craftsmanship-based Manufacturing, Project Management & Installation.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Create or Layout production artwork from various sources
  • Export files for final Processing
  • RIP files as needed for various printers
  • Color match paint and material specifications to various printers
  • Operate SolJet printer/cutter and Vinyl Cutter and large format printers
  • Interact with designers to clarify specifications of printing
  • Interact with printer operators to facilitate production
  • Check products for Quality Assurance issues
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor
  • Observe safety codes for the general shop area
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area clear of debris
  • Perform all job duties using standard D|Fab safety practices
  • Use time wisely and remain productive
  • Responsible for following all company policies as stated in the D|Fab employee handbook

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer graphics software such as Corel Draw, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and RIP Software
  • Some knowledge of large format printers and vinyl cutters
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs. pounds of material on a regular basis.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the shop.

Do you have clearance to work?

  • Authorization to work in the United States

Why Work for D|Fab? 

  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Your chance to work at a growing, award-winning Retail Design & Architectural Company; In business for 48 years
  • Company Events
  • Free coffee/tea, filtered water and ice
  • Adherence to all COVID safety protocols- regular sanitizing, daily temperature checks/COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks (free re-usable mask provided upon request)
  • Safety glasses provided
  • Relaxed, open working environment
  • Centrally located with easy access to I-75, M-59 and I-696 freeways

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Estimator

Are you a self-motivated, hardworking, responsible individual who is willing to expand their knowledge and take the initiative? The primary functions of the Estimator are to support Sales, Purchasing & Architectural Design Project Managers by creating cost estimates consisting of materials, sub-contractors, purchased materials, labor, and other construction-related activities.

The estimating department is responsible for developing and completing project specific estimates based on written and/or oral discretion from project managers, with multiple projects/programs in process at any one time.  Project and market fluidity make for a challenging and rewarding active career.  #plasticestimator; #millworkestimator; #printestimator; #salesestimator; #décorandsignageestimator; #projectmanagerestimator; #projectmanager.

Essential functions of the Estimator:

  • Responsible for the take-off and pricing of materials to ensure accuracy of quantity, size, configuration, options, etc.
  • Responsible for identifying possible cost saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects.
  • Develops the scope of work for sub-contractors.
  • Optimizes job costs with negotiated prices with vendors/sub-contractors through quotations for materials/services.
  • Responsible for holding job pre-bid meeting with Account Managers to review scope, strategy, etc.
  • Maintains competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards.
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Creation & analyzation of cost and profit margins as it relates to means & methods of item creation for single and rollout pricing.
  • Utilizes plans, specifications, and knowledge of Risk Management (Assessment, Identification & Mitigation) to analyze project needs and compiles detailed cost estimates.
  • Analyze and make independent recommendations regarding solutions to problems with varying complexity in accordance with organization and/or project objectives and guidelines.
  • Understanding the project/program and its requirements.
  • Determining key variables for cost and other estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis reconciliation of completed projects.
  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humor.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position.
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles.
  • In depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas.
  • Use of software for data analysis, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to track down information quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to learn quickly and prepare estimates in the proprietary format.
  • Commitment to detail and strong sense of urgency, with an ability to work in a high energy, fast paced team environment.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Must be well organized and possess problem solving skills with minimal supervision.
  • Able to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates.
  • Vendor/Supplier coordination & negotiation experience.
  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office Suite software (excel, word).
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline would be an asset but not required.
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) will be an asset.
  • 3+ years’ experience in construction/ millwork/ exhibit or signage estimating.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Maintains high level of professionalism at all levels.
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with ability to lead meetings.
  • Ability to project manage and be detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to demonstrate prioritization and problem-solving skills.
  • Practical knowledge of retail design and architecture, and construction skill set regarding directional signage, graphics and themed interiors.
  • A keen mind that pays strong attention to detail and has the ability to design for manufacturing across a diverse set of projects.
  • A compelling interest in manufacturing processes and continuous improvement.
  • Familiarity with precision metal fabrication, extrusions, composites, and woodworking, and acrylics.
  • Knowledge of signage, exhibits, décor and millwork manufacturing and fabrication techniques, tools and materials. (Recommended).
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes (Preferred).
  • Site Visits may be required.
  • Possible site visits on local projects during construction to address problem issues as they arise.

Working conditions

  • This position may require some evening and weekend hours.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times when working with team members on the shop floor.

Direct reports

  • None

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