Senior Fabricator

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2021
Start Date: Jan 18, 2021

Hourly From: $15/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Mississauga
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Coolican & Company
Coolican & Company is Toronto's first small-batch furniture brand. We produce a product line of timeless designs with craftsmanship that won't give out. We believe that furniture shouldn't be replaced like a cellphone or a pair of running shoes. Our furniture is endlessly durable and purposefully made.

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking individual to help with the production of our small-batch
furniture line. For an early to mid career woodworker, this is a great opportunity to refine skills within an
energized and growing business and a welcoming studio environment.

The chosen candidate will be expected to execute more complex woodworking tasks in addition to
sanding and finishing, with little oversight. As a small business, it is critical that our employees be
self-motivated, diligent workers, enthusiastic about learning, able to take instruction well, and have a keen eye for the smallest details. Applicants should be proficient with the use of woodworking hand tools such a chisel and cabinet scraper, and must safely and skillfully operate standard woodshop machinery such as a table saw, jointer, planer and router. In addition to their technical skills, applicants should be effective problem solvers and be able to take a set of drawings to create a cutlist and effective machining strategy.

At Coolican & Company, we consider it our responsibility to create products that age well. We believe that
furniture shouldn’t be replaced like a cellphone or a pair of running shoes. Moreover, we think that investing in
our people and place is as important as the caliber of our craft. We are building durable goods and a durable
company that our customers are proud to support.

The role of the studio aide will involve but may not be limited to:
- Sanding and finishing
- Processing parts
- Aiding with assembly
- Aiding with packaging/delivery of pieces
- General studio upkeep


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a proficiency with:

- Sanding and hand detailing
- Reading technical drawings
- Problem-solving and executing complex joinery
- Efficiently breaking out and milling solid lumber
- The safe use of woodworking machinery/tools
(orbital sander, bandsaw, drill press, table saw,
jointer, planer, card scraper, router)
- Working independently or with minimal oversight
- Taking instruction well and performing tasks as requested

Additional Info:

We enthusiastically encourage applications from people who self-identify as female, nonbinary, BIPOC, and of the LGBTQ+ community.

How to Apply:

To apply, email with your resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of past works. References are an asset.

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