Assistant Fabricator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: commensurate with experience



Application Deadline



201 South Market Street
San Jose
United States


This is a full time position reporting to the Fabrication Shop supervisor. Responsibilities include assisting to build components for exhibits with a concentration on wood components and cabinetry. 


  • Fabrication of wood components, furniture, and cabinetry for museum exhibits using a broad range of both power and standard shop tools.
  • Assist supervisor and other team members with other exhibit components as assigned in order to meet deadlines.
  • Assist in remodeling, repair and construction within the museum.
  • Maintain the function and safe operation of Engineering tools, equipment, facilities and workshop. Ensure a clean, safe work area and follow all safety procedures.
  • Stock and sort tools, hardware and supplies.
  • Follow all guidelines and procedures in order to insure the security and safety of the shop.
  • Drive company vans between shop and museum. Load and transport equipment and exhibit pieces as required.
  • Operate forklift as needed.


  • Experience in wood carpentry and metal fabrication. Welding (aluminum and steel) & plastic fabrication a plus.
  • Able to read blueprints and construction diagrams with the ability to transform designs into product using these tools.
  • Ability to work within a team environment under extreme deadlines.
  • Experience in the use of a broad range of power tools, shop equipment, and other heavy work tools including vertical mill, lathe and cold saw.
  • Experience with use of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.
  • Excellent knowledge of safe shop procedures and equipment use.
  • Self-starter with the ability to follow direction.
  • Possess a valid CA driver license with a good driving record.
  • Ability to safely perform physical aspects of job including lifting, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, working in small spaces, etc.
  • Available to work a flexible and variable work schedule including some weekends and evenings.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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