Metal Fabricator


Kyle Minor Design


Based on experience

Job Description

KMD’s Design + Build workshop creates one-of-a-kind residential and commercial interiors, furniture, and sculpture with an emphasis on fusing old-world craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. Our heirloom quality work combines innovative design, local wood, and finely detailed metals that are built to be enjoyed for generations.

Do you share our passion for great design and craftsmanship? Do you dream about building beautiful things? Awesome! Sounds like we should get to know each other.


The position:

We are looking for a talented and highly skilled metalworker with an eye for detail to work within a collaborative team environment. We design and build furniture and architectural details (staircases, retail shops, custom retail fixtures, storefronts, etc…) in a variety of materials: metal, wood, glass/plastics, and more.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has a keen aesthetic sense and an impeccable eye for detail

  • Is capable of taking projects from layout to completion in both ferrous and non-ferrous metals

  • Is experienced and knowledgeable about machining (mill, lathe, drill, tap, sharpen)

  • Is experienced and knowledgeable in a range of welding techniques (penetration, structural, and cosmetic)

  • Has experience forming and bending metals (blacksmithing, roller/bender, press etc)

  • Takes pride and ownership in finished results

  • Is eager to learn and develop new techniques and processes for new challenges

  • Willing to lend a hand whatever the job may be

  • Has some wood fabrication experience and understands basic wood fabrication

  • Is comfortable integrating metal with other materials (wood, glass, acrylic, stone, etc.)

  • Understands that all tasks are part of the company’s success and culture

  • Can prioritize and execute tasks with minimal supervision

  • Is able to keep focused on the big picture, even during small detail oriented tasks

  • Always brings a positive, focused, energetic and flexible attitude to work



  • Fabrication prep – reading shop drawings, layout, material prep, and welding prep

  • Fabrication – cutting, drilling, machining, assembly, welding, soldiering, and brazing

  • Finishing – sanding, graining, surface prep, patina, and finishing

  • Loading and delivering materials, tools and work

  • Installing projects – site prep, installation, clean-up

  • Shop maintenance – cleaning, organizing, maintaining tools and equipment


Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in architectural or sculptural metalwork

  • Exceptional skill with metal fabrication procedures and characteristics

  • Exceptional skill with shop equipment: tig and mig welder, lathe, mill, cold saw, etc…

  • Comprehension of detailed shop drawings and principles of layout

  • Comfortable working in both a shop and site environment

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs

  • Stellar communication skills

  • Constant professionalism

  • Work well independently and as part of a team


Position Details

  • Type: Full-Time Position

  • Hourly Rate: Based on experience

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • Retirement contribution system
  • Monthly health insurance stipend

  • Annual bonus structure based on the individual’s success and overall success of the company
  • Working Hours: M-F 6:30am – 2:30pm (subject to change). Saturdays and Sundays as required by workload


Feel like you’re a good fit? Apply with the following:

  • Copy of your resume

  • Photos and description of a project you’ve taken on that you’re proud of

  • Look through our portfolio and select a project you’d be particularly excited to take on as part of the KMD team

  • What’s a completely non-work related skill you’re currently trying to learn?


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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

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1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591