Currently Looking For:

Wood and Metal Fabricator

Shop Manager

Sales Prospector

If you don’t see your preferred role here, send us your résumé or portfolio anyway! DEKA is always looking for new creative energy.

Wood and Metal Fabricator

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DEKA Fabrication is the fabrication arm of the architectural design firm ICOSA Design located in the Jingletown neighborhood of East Oakland. We have an opening for a full-time metal fabricator/woodworker. 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.

This is not your traditional work environment. Each person at DEKA Fabrication is given a tremendous amount of autonomy and ability to control however they see fit to get to the goals set out for them. 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.

Essential Functions
• Creative problem solving
• Metal/Wood Working (see below)
• Valid driver’s license
• Lifting heavy items +100lbs.
• Loading truck and strapping loads
• Shop setup/cleanup
• Interest in Digital Fabrication (or ability to quickly learn)
• 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
• Material storage and working area organization
• 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

Must be available Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm.

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Shop Manager

Apply for Shop Manager

This is not your traditional work environment. Each person at DEKA Fabrication is given a tremendous amount of autonomy and ability to control however they see fit to get to the goals set out for them. We strive to create a family of strong independent characters all working together for the higher level goal of empowering our clients. As our fabrication shop grows, we need someone who can act as a tough but empathetic leader and coach.
DEKA Fabrication is the new fabrication arm of the architectural design firm ICOSA Design located in the Jingletown neighborhood of East Oakland. We specialize in traditional wood/metal work as well as digital fabrication through the use of CNC routers and plasma cutters for the creation of anything from furniture to building components to pavilion-scale structures. We care deeply about our culture and it should be noted that we hire for attitude, disposition, and culture-fit just as much as we do for skill and experience.

Essential Functions
• Work closely with Project Managers and Designers to lead fabrication team tasks
• Planning and implementation of proper workshop habits and organization
• Clearly communicate project timeline progress with critical milestones identified
• Develop strong fabricator culture of positivity and effectively tackling challenges
• Must be familiar with leading teams in fabrication/installation
• Must have strong spatial intelligence and problem solving skills
• Basic computer proficiency

Dispositions
• A drive that is internal, constant, and self-imposed
• Need for expertise and mastery
• Ability to set goals and use them every day to guide actions
• Need to mentally rehearse and review
• Ability to break existing configurations in favor of more effective/appealing ones
• Awareness of and attentiveness to individual differences
• Ability to create enthusiasm and take charge
• Ability to use emotional determination to overcome challenges and solve critical issues

Example Tasks
• Collaborate with Project Manager on developing/updating a critical path Gantt Chart
• Establish organizational standards for a clean and effective workspace
• Allocate fabrications tasks to manage workload and ensure it supports the critical path
• Ensure safety and professional best practices are upheld
• Rally the fabrication team and orchestrate installations

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Sales Prospector

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At DEKA, our reason for being is to empower so that we catalyze opportunities for others. One way this manifests is through our pursuit of Public Art projects. This work spotlights amazing local artisans while attaching meaning to new construction developments. We are looking to increase our work on Public Art projects and need a curious, full-time Sales Prospector to lead the effort.

DEKA Fabrication is the new fabrication arm of the architectural design firm, ICOSA Design. We specialize in traditional wood/metal work, as well as digital fabrication. Using CNC routers and plasma cutters, we create furniture, building components and pavilion-scale structures. We care deeply about our culture hire for attitude, disposition, and culture-fit as much as we do for skill and experience.

Essential Functions
• Identify potential projects and customers
• Perform initial outreach to leads
• Routinely move leads through the sales funnel as updates occur
• Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing customers
• Clearly communicate project timeline progress with critical milestones identified
• Must have strong research, problem-solving, and relational skills
• Basic computer proficiency

Dispositions
• A drive that is internal, constant, and self-imposed
• Ability to set goals and use them every day to guide actions
• A need to assume personal accountability for your work
• Ability to identify the feelings and perspectives of others
• A drive to be of service to others
• Ability to build an extensive network of acquaintances

Example Tasks
• Search city planning databases for new development projects
• Qualify projects based on requirements dictated in city ordinances
• Research targets to gather their contact information
• Send initial outreach emails
• Update projects in the sales funnel

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