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Our purpose is to facilitate extraordinary customer experiences for our brand and designer partners, through creative design and innovative manufacturing solutions. 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 known to have a few spontaneous BBQ’s in the parking lot.

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!

Project Manager

The primary function of a Project Manager is to manage a client’s portfolio of projects by successfully meeting client program goals and maintaining scheduling & tracking 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 Design Project Manager, the Account Executive, and the client regarding scheduling and contracts.  Our PM’s should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

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Essential functions of a project manager:

  • Oversee multiple individual but related design/décor projects within the client’s program.
  • Strategically plan, manage, develop, implement and oversee all projects, deadlines and priorities to ensure timely completion
  • Develop, articulate, define and execute the project scope, fees, and proposals for a wide variety of projects.
  • Confirm that project goals are carried out and reinforced through design, technical, and cost decisions, both internally and externally.
  • Bring projects in on time, to cost, to specifications, and to client’s quality expectations
  • Prepare contracts and negotiations with oversight on unique issues.
  • Coordinating efforts with all associated technical and support disciplines to ensure deliverables are on target
  • Manage changes in scope, schedule and fee throughout the project to ensure project success.
  • Define and discuss project scopes with program teams
  • Responsible for schedule development and priority adjustments
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the studio
  • Manage daily priorities, notifying design studio management of changes in critical project dates and staffing needs
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Coordinate field survey for critical demands
  • Publish weekly project status reports as required to include all current and completed projects
  • Work with Studio Management to facilitate the coordination of other program needs with available resources.
  • Communicate directly with clients, architects, and contractors as required, as a project evolves
  • Coordinate, review 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 liaison between account executive and client
  • Generate take-off quantities and lineal feet of product required
  • Assist OPM and Installation manager as needed during install phase (ex. Prepare job orders, review site photos of problems, work out problems w/ installers via phone calls)
  • Other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor

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 preferred
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes preferred

 

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

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:

  • Request or Assign Job numbers
  • Create Design Quotes
  • Email Design Quotes and Scope Questions to client PM, request / obtain files from client cloud file transfer 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

BENEFITS:

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

Design Project Manager

The primary function of a Design Project Manager 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, 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.

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Essential functions of design project manager:

  • 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.
  • Strategically plan, manage, develop, implement and oversee all projects, deadlines and priorities to ensure timely completion
  • Bring projects in on time, to cost, to specifications, and to client’s quality expectations
  • Define and discuss project scopes with program teams
  • Responsible for schedule development and priority adjustments
  • Manage daily priorities, notifying design studio management of changes in critical project dates and staffing needs
  • Brainstorm / collaborate / problem-solve in a team effort or individually
  • Publish weekly project status reports as required to include all current and completed projects
  • Work with Studio Management to facilitate the coordination of other program needs with available resources.
  • 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 liaison between 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 our installation manager as needed during install phase (ex. Prepare job orders, 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

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 preferred
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes preferred
  • 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

 

BENEFITS:

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

Design Leader

The primary function of a Design Leader is to support Design Project Managers in executing CAD 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 DL’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.

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Essential functions of Design 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 DPM 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

 

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

Design Assistant

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

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Essential functions of Design Assistant:

  • 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
  • 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.

Site Visits – (may be required)

  • 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

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-level of organization
  • Ability to demonstrate prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Practical knowledge of retail/interior/commercial design and architecture, and creative skill set to develop directional signage, graphics and themed interiors
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of décor and millwork manufacturing and fabrication techniques, tools and materials Preferred
  • Knowledge of graphics production processes Preferred
  • Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite & Sketchup: some knowledge Preferred
  • AutoCAD: proficient knowledge Required

Direct reports

  • None

BENEFITS:

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

Operation Project Manager

D|Fab is seeking an Operation Project Manager to join our growing team. The primary functions of the position include coordination with clients and internal teams (design, production and installation).  Daily activities typically include customer contact, data/order entry, project scheduling, and product tracking through delivery. A resourceful, solution-oriented attitude is key to success in this position, along with good interpersonal and communication skills.

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Essential functions of an Operation Project Manager:

  • Facilitate the flow of processes through scheduling and communications between Sales, Design and Production teams
  • Help develop and maintain customer loyalty for repeat business
  • 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 all team members informed of customer communications and project status
  • Review product before it is shipped

Skills and Experience:

  • At least two years of experience in project management for a Design Build company of retail décor, exhibits, millwork, 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

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

Vinyl Graphics Applicator

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. Best match would be an experienced candidate with 2+ years of production experience, comfortable in a hands-on role and working in a deadline-oriented environment.

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Primary Job Responsibilities (other work may be assigned):

  • 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.
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and organized
  • Able to work overtime with short notice
  • Maintain equipment and cleanliness of work area.
  • Communicate and work well with others.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Reliable transportation

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma required
  • Mechanical aptitude required
  • 2 years vinyl application experience preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Graphics and/or Vinyl Application: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school (Required)

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)