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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!

Design Project Manager

D|Fab is seeking an experienced Design Project Manager to join our studio. Qualified candidates have an environmental design, interior design, architecture or graphic design degree. The Design Project Manager will be responsible to lead client communications and project scheduling, develop designs, roll-out drawings and decor engineering specifications for our clients.

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JOB FUNCTIONS

Project Management, Computer Drafting and Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design

SKILLS & EDUCATION

  • Interior Design, Environmental Design,  Architectural or Graphic Design Degree
  • Applicants should have 4+ years experience in a related field
  • Software knowledge required includes Autocad and/or Revit
  • Graphics software (such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator)and 3D (such as SketchUp)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Client communications and project scheduling, roll-out project management
  • Architectural drafting of interior plans and elevations
  • Signage/graphic and millwork detailing
  • Development of brand standards/design control documents

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Decor & Exhibit Designer - Experienced

Are you experienced creating multi-material products? You as the Décor & Exhibit Designer create cutting edge designs that exceed client expectations while keeping in mind their budgetary restraints.  We have a position open in our design & engineering department. We create products out of a variety of materials including, MDF, plywood, acrylic, solid surface, sheet metal, aluminum extrusions, laminate panels and much more.

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Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

The primary function of a Décor Fabrication Engineer is to help bridge the gap between Designers, and the in-house Manufacturing Team to help ensure that new products can be realized as envisioned and to create accurate engineering drawings for all necessary décor item components. This role is directly involved in the design and manufacturing of products and is the primary link between 3D CAD designs and physical products.  Our Designers 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 our Décor & Exhibit Designer:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A keen mechanical 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 required
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes required
  • Communicate with Engineering, Design, and Production and act as an interface between all parties
  • Communicate directly with Clients, Architects, and Contractors as required as a project evolves
  • Communicate concerns and questions to Design relative to maintaining design intent
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Work closely with Engineering and Design to develop detailed drawings for the production of prototype, proprietary, and roll-out Décor items
  • Implement revisions to detailed drawings for Décor items for value engineering, clarifications, change in application, or manufacturing improvements
  • Work directly with manufacturing to adjust / modify designs as required once they are in production, and maintain design intent / integrity
  • Interpret Client’s established décor package(s) on a store-by-store basis and be capable of making design decisions that stay within the recognized guidelines
  • Expand details or generate new details in Autocad and / or Corel Designer as deemed necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Generate take-off quantities, lineal feet of product required, and a Bill of Materials for purchasing
  • Develop Décor write-up in Microsoft Excel write-up for estimating department to use for quoting product
  • 3D design: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite: 3 years (Required)
  • AutoCAD: 3 years (Required)

Project Management

  • Manage multiple projects at the same time and still stay focused and on task
  • Manage daily priorities, notifying supervisor of any changes that will impact critical project dates
  • Maintain and regularly update fixture/details book(s) as revisions occur
  • Publish weekly project status reports as required to include all current and completed projects

      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

 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Décor & Exhibit Designer - Junior

Do you have experience creating multi-material products? Do you want to learn?  We have a position open in our design engineering department. You would create products out of a variety of materials including, MDF, plywood, acrylic, solid surface, sheet metal, aluminum extrusions, laminate panels and much more. Your primary task is the preparation of fixture drawings for customer approval and detail fabrication drawings for submittal and internal manufacturing use using a variety of software.

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Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

The primary function of a Décor Fabrication Engineer is to help bridge the gap between Designers, and the in-house Manufacturing Team to help ensure that new products can be realized as envisioned and to create accurate engineering drawings for all necessary décor item components. This role is directly involved in the design and manufacturing of products and is the primary link between 3D CAD designs and physical products.  Must be proficient in 3D modeling and rendering software.  Knowledge in AutoCAD(required), SketchUp, Illustrator or Corel is needed.

Essential functions of fabrication engineer:

Engineering

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A keen mechanical 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 helpful
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes helpful
  • Communicate with Engineering, Design, and Production and act as an interface between all parties
  • Communicate concerns and questions to Design relative to maintaining design intent
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Work closely with Engineering and Design to develop detailed drawings for the production of prototype, proprietary, and roll-out Décor items
  • Implement revisions to detailed drawings for Décor items for value engineering, clarifications, change in application, or manufacturing improvements
  • Work directly with manufacturing to adjust / modify designs as required once they are in production, and maintain design intent / integrity
  • Interpret Client’s established décor package(s) on a store-by-store basis and be capable of making design decisions that stay within the recognized guidelines
  • Expand details or generate new details in Autocad and / or Corel Designer as deemed necessary for manufacturing on a store-by-store basis
  • Generate take-off quantities, lineal feet of product required, and a Bill of Materials for purchasing
  • Develop Décor write-up in Microsoft Excel write-up for estimating department to use for quoting product
  • 3D design: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite: 3 years (Preferred)
  • AutoCAD: 3 years (Preferred)

Project Management

  • Manage multiple projects at the same time and still stay focused and on task
  • Manage daily priorities, notifying supervisor of any changes that will impact critical project dates
  • Maintain and regularly update fixtures/detail book(s) as revisions occur
  • Publish weekly project status reports as required to include all current and completed projects

      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

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Millworker

Design Fabrications is looking to fill Millworker positions for the production of signage and decor.

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Millworker – Level 1

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

Measure raw materials for the construction of retail signage and décor items.

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 file product.
  • Use of power/driver drill, power nailer, staplers, 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.
  • Willingness to work flexible and overtime hours as needed.

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.

A description of physical demands:

Ability to lift up to 65 pounds of material on a regular basis.

 

Millworker – Level 2

Overall position description with general areas of responsibility:

  • Posses all the skills and abilities of Millworker Level 1.
  • 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.
  • Can give basic directions to Millworker Level 1 and assembly personnel.

A description of physical demands:

Ability to lift up to 65 pounds of material on a regular basis.

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Assembly Team Member

D|Fab is seeking a candidate to join our assembly team. This position involves working with other department members to assemble quality decor and sign products for our customers with a variety of materials, hardware and hand tools.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

  • Ability to read and follow both verbal and written directions
  • Knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Mechanically inclined individual
  • Wears safety glasses at all time in shop environment
  • Ability to accurately read a tape measure
  • Report shortage of assembly materials to department leader
  • Understand the importance of Quality Control and time management
  • Maintain a clean work area, keep floor clear of debris
  • Perform all job duties using standard and DFab safety practices
  • Read and understand detail prints

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Operations Project Manager

Design Fabrications is a growing retail store design and décor-graphics manufacturing company.  We are looking for an Operations Project Manager who will be responsible for managing a variety of incoming projects requiring coordination between sales, design and production scheduling.  Daily activities typically include customer contact, scheduling, Data/Order Entry, and production tracking through delivery.

Positive people skills are a huge benefit to being successful at this position, along with an enthusiastic can-do attitude.

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POSITION DETAILS:

  • Provide in-house support for Account Executives and House Customers
  • Make more time for Account Executives to sell
  • Use knowledge of graphics industry to help customers “visualize” their needs while translating technical issues into understandable terms.
  • Assist communications between Sales, Design and Production
  • Represent the customer’s best interest
  • Help develop and maintain customer loyalty for repeat business
  • Answer customer’s questions in the AE’s absence
  • Help obtain complete job specifications from the customer
  • Help obtain customer’s final approval on project scope, terms and schedule.
  • Maintain job status report for internal and external use
  • Keep Company Management informed of all interactions between you and the customer
  • Review product before it is shipped

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • At least two years of experience in project management for a Design Build company of retail décor, exhibits, retail fixture, furniture or similar.
  • Proficient PC skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (ie. understanding how to create and modify formulas in Excel)
  • In-depth understanding of the Graphics, Retail Construction, or Exhibit industry
  • Self starter with a solid understanding of job work flow
  • Ability to work with outside vendors and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strategic thinker with ability to develop, implement and manage initiatives that contribute to Company’s growth – while representing and maintaining our Company image and culture
  • Excellent time management, communications, decision-making and organizational skills
  • Must have flexible working hours for overtime, possible travel

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Design Coordinator

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

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Essential functions of a design coordinator:

Assist Design Staff

  • Set up incoming project opportunities in computer system
  • Create Design Quotes
  • Email Design Quotes and Scope Questions and request drawings for projects
  • 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 network, maintain template changes
  • Download drawings from various cloud-based sources for projects or obtain from archive
  • Make job folders (hardcopy)
  • File distributions into job folders (hardcopy)
  • Cloud-based management of design hour data
  • Scan and distribute drawings digitally as required
  • Confirm redlines are documented in system
  • Potential Future Tasks:
    • Postings Drawings
    • Scheduling Review Calls
    • Performing Take-off and Write-ups
    • 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.

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

Design Assistant

We are seeking a Full-Time Design Assistant to join our design studio. This is an entry level role with the opportunity to advance. The Design Assistant will work in a team setting lead by a Design Project Manager to produce quality designs, renderings, engineering and roll-out drawings for our clients.

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Job Function

Computer Drafting and Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Project Management

Skills & Education

  • Interior Design, Environmental Design,  Architectural or Graphic Design Degree
  • 2+ years experience in a related field (interior design, architecture, graphic, exhibit design or millwork)
  • Proficient in Autocad and/or Revit, Sketch Up and Adobe Illustrator / Photo Shop

Responsibilities

Architectural drafting of interior plans and elevations

3d modeling (Sketch Up)

Signage/graphic and millwork detailing

Roll-out project management

Development of standards/design control documents

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K Benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Medical benefits
  • Holidays, vacation, personal time
  • Growth opportunities
  • Relaxed, open working environment

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.

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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)