Shop Manager / Architectural Metalworker

Company Overview

Kyle Minor Design

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We are a high-end design+build studio in SF that specializes in wood and metal fabrication of furniture, sculpture and architecture for restaurant, retail, office and residential interiors in the Bay Area. We are looking for a talented, creative, experienced and highly organized individual with an eye for detail and a deep knowledge of wood and metal working to fabricate and manage the shop of our growing company. We offer competitive pay, a fun work environment with unusual and challenging projects in a collaborative and creative environment.

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  • Hours: Full-time
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Job Duties

- Assist owner with estimating larger jobs to ensure accurate budget and schedule
- Order materials and schedule fabrication and installations
- Manage schedule, budget and quality control of wood and metal shop projects
- Manage employees and subcontractors executing work for the shop (daily)
- Track time and accurately report expenses to bookkeeper
- Assist the Project Manager in developing schedules
- Provide weekly update on project status and % completion (weekly)
- Provide expectation to employees and subcontractors for daily work in the shop (daily)
- Keep wood and metal shop organized and stocked (daily)
- Train new employees on shop safety, fabrication and installation procedures
- Provide owner with information regarding change orders for projects
- Lead the fabrication, finish, delivery and installation of all projects
- Identify and schedule repairs/maintenance for shop tools and equipment
- Assist with development and management of safety procedures within the shop and on job sites

Job Requirements

- 5+ years experience furniture, sculpture or architectural fabrication
- Exceptional skill with wood and metal fabrication
- Exceptional skill with shop equipment and hand tools
- Comprehension of detailed shop drawings and layout
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Professionalism, interfacing at work and with clients
- Experience with all aspects from start to finish: pre-assembly, assembly, finishing/detailing and installation

*5 years of experience as a fabricator is pretty important to be able to have the competence to lead a very high-end shop. It could be fabrication experience in something related like bicycle frames, robotics etc.*

Skills/Experience Preferred

Bonus Points:
- Ability to sketch and communicate quickly
- Working knowledge of office and architectural related software
- Knowledge and experience with hand applied finishes

You may have additional skills and experience to offer that will make you stand out. Your background may be in sculpture, architectural fabrication, industrial design, furniture or another field. What's most important is that you are a driven and creative team member with a positive attitude and a passion for elegant solutions to unique problems.


$100k annually depending on experience and qualifications


Paid Time Off, retirement management plan, and profit sharing bonuses.


M-F 8-5 weekdays but may change depending on shop employees consensus

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.