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Wood and Metal Fabricator – Full Time or Project-Based

Wood and Metal Fabricator – Full Time or Project-Based

DEKA is a Fabrication & Design firm located in the Jingletown neighborhood of East Oakland. We have openings for project-based metal fabricators & woodworkers. We specialize in traditional wood/metal work as well as digital fabrication for the creation of anything from custom furniture to building components to pavilion-scale structures.

We strive to create a family of independent characters all working together – strong communication skills is a must. We are also a workplace that highly values diversity of all kinds.

The full-time position is Monday-Friday 10am-6pm (days and hours negotiable), the project-based positions are on-call per project.

The Project-Based openings are for jobs as is a temporary position for which you will be hired to work on specific projects as needed. When we have a project that fits, you will be notified of the projects details and duration.

Essential Functions

• Creative problem solving
• Metal Fabrication and/or Wood Working skills (see below)
• Valid driver’s license
• Lifting heavy items +80lbs.
• Loading truck and strapping loads
• Shop setup/cleanup
• Maintenance and organization
• Basic computer proficiency

Metal Working

• MIG: We use Miller machines, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Tube Frames (3/4″ – 2″), Plate (1/16″ – 1/4″)
• TIG: TIG-experience preferred but not required.
• Drill press, cold-cut saw, horizontal band-saw (tolerances @ 1/32″ – 1/16″)
• Angle grinder, furniture-grade welds and finish

Wood Working

• Torsion box assembly and modification. Design solutions, etc
• Simple mill-work and cabinetry
• Sanding and finishing
• Creative fabrication solutions and hardware

Misc Skills (preferred but not required):

• Forklift
• Small-batch Concrete Casting
• Metal Patina and finishing
• CNC Router experience

Example Tasks

• Cut metal stock per printed cut sheets
• Accurately lay out and tack weld projects
• Pick up stock materials and hardware from suppliers
• Assist in project builds and onsite installations

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    Construction Bid Estimator (Architectural Metals)

    Construction Bid Estimator (Architectural Metals)

    DEKA Fabrication is a small architectural design / build firm in the Jingletown neighborhood of East Oakland with a draw towards how people can creatively interact with their built environment. We have an opening for a Construction Bid Estimator who can plan, prepare, develop, and document the entire estimating / bidding process.

    We are looking for a strong team member that can proactively engage others – authority and decision making are distributed evenly throughout the organization, and we rely heavily on both collaboration and autonomy.

    A strong competence and comfort with technology is a must as many of our task-tracking, communications, and systems are digitally based.

    We strive to create a family of independent characters all working together – strong communication skills is a must. We are also a workplace that highly values diversity of all kinds.

    The position is currently part-time with room to expand.

    Essential Functions

    • Strong working knowledge of Architectural Metal design development, estimation metrics and construction drawings
    • Familiarity with estimating software and maintaining unit-cost databases 
    • Experience researching bid opportunities / specifications (commercial and public works, etc.), and determining the nature and scope of the work to be performed
    • Experience preparing labor & material takeoffs and bid packages

    Example Tasks

    • Assist Project Manager in soliciting and evaluating subcontractor and vendor pricing data
    • Acquire bid bonds where necessary
    • Manage pre-qualification questionnaires
    • Oversee job walk / bid calendar and attend all related meetings
    • Identify Small & Local Business opportunities

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