We're Hiring: Woodworker


Work directly with Grain partners, Chelsea and James Minola, in our Bainbridge Island studio to bring furniture and objects to life through careful fabrication. Hone your craft skills as you learn our unique manufacturing processes. Lead the care of our shop space and tools. Grow with us as we intentionally expand our twelve-year-old family business and our commitment to people and the planet.

Primary Responsibilities

Woodwork: glue-up, lumber prep, CAD/CAM and milling, hand and machine tool work, sanding, finishing
Assembly: lighting, cards, mirrors, finish samples
Shipping: pack orders, design and build custom packaging and crates as needed
Maintain studio space, shop space and tools

Secondary Responsibilities
Assist partners in bringing new design concepts to production
Assist with technical drawing (Adobe Illustrator, Fusion 360) and prototyping 
Research and reach out to new vendors and manufacturers
Manage production quotes and sampling
Order parts and supplies needed for production
Design and build tooling and jigs as needed
Design and build display fixtures for tradeshow booths as needed
Design and build furniture and fixtures for studio and shop as needed
Participate in group brainstorm/critique sessions
Order packing, shipping and studio supplies

Required Qualifications
Respect for material and craft
Enthusiasm for small-batch manufacturing
Woodshop experience
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs regularly

Optional Qualifications
Adobe Illustrator proficiency
Fusion 360 (or similar 3D CAD software) experience
Good verbal and written communication
Interest in sustainable small business

Typical Week
70% production work in the shop
15% design development and drawing
15% studio management

Full-time Salaried

This position is based in our Bainbridge Island, WA studio. Applicants must be able to get to and from our studio independently each day. If you plan to commute from Seattle, this will include a ferry (35 min) plus a bus ride (15 min) each way. Biking from the ferry terminal to our studio (25 min) is also an option. Applicants from Kitsap County are encouraged to apply as well. 

To Apply
Please send a cover letter describing who you are and why you would like to work at Grain along with your resume to [email protected]. If you have a portfolio or work samples to share, please include those. Please note how you plan to commute to our studio. 

Grain is an American design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Founded in 2008, the work of partners Chelsea and James Minola unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs at their Bainbridge Island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans. We are a majority female-owned and carbon-neutral small business. 

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