Position Title: Production Assistant Reports To: Production Manager Department: Production Location: GW HQ GuildWorks has one position currently open for a Production Assistant in Portland, Oregon. We are a project based company and can only take on team members that are willing and able to commit to seeing projects through to completion.
Due to COVID-19, GuildWorks has strict safety protocols for all employees in place. New employees are required to go through safety orientation and to follow all protocols. This position will report to and assist the Production Manager in the Production Department.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION To ensure that the Production Department delivers high-quality, on-spec, on-time work products. GOALS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Support the Production Manager and Team with fabricating large, complex fabric projects.
Act as a bridge between the Design Team and Production Team.
Collaborate with Design to get a deeper understanding of overlapping processes between Design and Production
Get familiarized with design processes leading up to the production phase
Understand and create technical part drawings/shop drawings to lead the production design, charting the production process, preparing patterns, and sending files to CNC cutting
Format cutting files so they are ready for the CNC cutting program.
Lead production teams’ understanding of how the project comes together, assembly order, details of assembly, etc.
Assist with cutting textiles to precise specifications running the fabric CNC cutting table
Understand and assist in all production processes
Proactively prepare for the next steps in the life cycle of a project.
Assess project progress and ensure that materials are organized for each stage of processing and the next team shift.
Understand work process flow and modify flow based on needs.
Keep open and clear communication channels between team members and departments
Follow GuildWorks COVID-19 and all other safety protocols.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Associate’s degree or equivalent related experience in Industrial Design or Product Design.
Background or experience in architecture, art installation/design, textile industry, etc
Experience organizing projects.
Must be proficient in Rhino 3D, Grasshopper experience a plus
Experience working with CAD files and a CNC cutting table is a plus.
COMPENSATION Will include an hourly wage, participation in bonus opportunities as announced, PTO, and health insurance benefits.