WORKING AT VECTOR

Vector Custom Fabricating is always growing and looking for new members to join our team. Established in 1978, Vector is an artist owned and operated company specializing in Sculpture and Architectural Metals. With a reputation for concentrated project management, reliability and impeccable quality, Vector has the longest history of in-house fabrication of metal sculpture in North America.

Today we continue to take on new complex sculptural projects and challenging architectural features and need people interested in the art of metal fabrication to help these concepts become reality. Our projects provide exciting opportunities for creative problem solving which keeps you intellectually keen and engaged in the work. Our attention to detail in creating the best product we can for our customers will keep your skills honed and ever growing.

Our team operates with integrity, dedication, determination and respectful cooperation. We value humility, honesty, and accountability. We believe anything is possible with creativity and a positive can-do attitude and demonstrate this through collaborative problem solving and comradery. We encourage innovative ideas. Each project requires a unique set of solutions keeping us ever growing in skills and abilities. We offer a challenging and diverse workload and gain satisfaction from a job well done.

Personal qualities we are looking for include:

  •  willingness to follow directions

  • positive and respectful attitude

  •  well developed organizational skills

  •  strong and consistent attention to detail - thoroughness

  • dynamic problem solving abilities

  • recognition of strengths and weaknesses in abilities and being able to ask for guidance

  • working with deadlines and being able to switch tasks as priorities fluctuate

  • envisioning a final product and implementing creative  processes to realization

  • collaborating as a team player and being able to work independently

  • industry knowledge and a desire to continue learning

  • effective communication skills

CAD DETAILER/3D MODELLER

 

 

Vector is seeking to hire a full-time steel detailer to assist in creating fabrication drawings for our shop. Remote and onsite work will be required. Hourly compensation $18-24, commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, paid vacation, overtime and sick pay. Vector is an equal opportunity employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read and interpret architectural/design drawings to identify scope of work and design intent

  • Determine appropriate solutions in conjunction with project manager and sales team

  • Learn and understand shop fabrication processes to provide optimal design communication and promote workflow

  • Model buildable design solutions and produce detailed 2D drawings for customer approval and shop fabrication 

  • Take accurate field measurements and adjust drawings as required 

  • Check drawings and materials lists for errors 

  • Produce material lists and drawings for purchasing as required 

  • Produce detailed bills of materials for accurate production and product delivery

  • Coordinate with supervisors, customers, engineers, architects, project managers, shop fabricators, and other trades and subcontractors to produce an excellent finished product, on time and under budget

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred, but not required 

  • Associates Degree or Technical training in CAD drafting a plus

  • Minimum 3 years experience 3D modeling required. Proficiency in SolidWorks is preferred, but experience with Tekla, Advanced Steel, Rhino, Sketchup etc is appreciated 

  • Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD required

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, including email correspondence, record keeping, and hand sketches for use with team members, vendors and customers. 

  • Basic proficiency in Word, Excel, Acrobat

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete various tasks on multiple projects

  • Self-motivated problem solver, eager to learn new skills and put them to the test in a collaborative, fast paced environment

  • Strong interest in metal fabrication, especially sculpture and architectural metals

  • Experience in manufacturing processes, techniques and materials

  • Knowledge of hand and power tools and any fabricating experience is helpful 

METAL FABRICATOR

 

 

Vector is seeking to hire a full-time metal fitter/fabricator. Hourly compensation $18-24, commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, paid vacation, overtime and sick pay.  Standard work hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Vector is an equal opportunity employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to read shop/construction drawings, use measuring tools, and do math calculations

  • Developing layouts and plan sequence of operations

  • Awareness of personal and workplace safety 

  • Understanding and experience with basic metal fabrication equipment, including hand tools as well as industry standard power tools. 

  • Tools used include, shear, iron worker, band/cold saw, drill press, plasma torch, oxy/acetylene, bench grinder, coping machine, table saw, and others. Specific skills include the following

    • cutting and fitting to tight tolerances

    • welding TIG, MIG - steel, stainless, aluminum

    • grinding - MUST be proficient with 4 1/2" grinder

    • finishing - e.g., directional stainless steel, hand rubbed, etc.

    • priming and painting 

    • rigging and overhead crane experience

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Valid driver's license

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Experience (3 years preferred, willing to train the right candidate) in the metal fabrication industry and a desire to learn new skills

  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills, including strong and consistent attention to detail and time management

  • Ability to envision creative solutions to problems as they arise, both independently and collaboratively

  • Interest and knowledge of sculptural arts

  • Experience with machining/lathe, brazing/soldering, and chemical patinas

  • Basic woodworking skills

  • Understanding of machinery/tool maintenance and repair

To apply please send cover letter, resume, references and images of work you have personally completed,
demonstrating both skill set and experience to careers@vectorfabricating.com