Journeyman Fabricator (L3)

Tired of the same old projects? Looking to jump into a creative environment with more diversity? Join our team and flex your fabrication prowess!

Architectural Elements is a team of artisans that design, fabricate, and install specialized architectural & landscape related projects. Working with all metals, wood, glass, & plastics, we can custom-fabricate any manner of decorative elements and architectural details-- from intricate light fixtures to multi-story staircases. Our fabricators are constantly coming up with creative solutions to tough challenges, always keeping our clients' design-intent at the forefront. We love what we do and our passion shines through the quality & craftsmanship of our work.

We are now hiring a full-time, Master & Journeyman-level, Metal Fabricators.

Architectural Elements is a fast-growing, medium-sized metal fabrication shop and there are many opportunities for advancement. This is a non-conflict shop where folks enjoy a wide range of projects & autonomy. Get to know us: check out our website, Instagram, and Vimeo/YouTube Channel.  We have built a reputation for our high-end metal fabrication and are a world-class fabrication shop.

We need a craftsperson that is capable & confident with all metal fabrication processes.  You will work with many different materials including all metals, wood, glass, & plastics.  You will build feature staircases, art installations, outdoor furnishings, kinetic pieces & gizmos, signage, steel windows & doors, and much more to be installed in Seattleā€™s premier businesses such as Microsoft, Facebook/Oculus VR, Amazon, Vulcan, and Google. We are looking for more than a bench-welder.  In fact, welding is only 10% of the work performed by our Fabricators.

We offer a competitive hourly wage (DOE) with paid holidays & paid time off.  Medicaldental, and vision insurance is also available.

Typical hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.  

Job Summary:

Leveraging their knowledge of all fabrication processes & CNC machining, L3 (Journeyman) Fabricators work with many different materials to accurately produce & install quality products in strict conformity to prescribed drawings/plans, production schedules, & safety regulations in addition to other necessary production process/warehouse duties. L3 Fabricators may also spend some time in the field installing said creations in a customer-facing role.

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 4 years experience in metal fabrication. The interview process will include a fabrication test.

Key Position Roles:
  • Fabrication of AE products from raw material to finished product
  • Read, interpret, & fabricate from prescribed professional shop drawings
  • Confidence with a variety of metal welding & grinding/sanding techniques working to a very high degree of accuracy & finish
  • Confidence with common metal shop tools & equipment (torches, grinders, drills, taps, saws, fixtures, measuring, TIG/MIG welding, etc.)
  • Collaboration with peers & other departments to maximize productivity & efficiency
  • Use of common sense & basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, fraction/decimal conversion)
  • Follow all company rules, policies, safety regulations, OSHA, & quality standards
  • Lift raw materials & final products manually or by using a hoist/rigging
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail & focus on the given task
  • Keep work area clean & organized
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Journeyman Welding Certification or equivalent combination of education & work experience
  • 4+ years of professional experience in metal fabrication
  • Ability to lift 75lbs and push/pull 150lbs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, fabrication, & general shop processes
  • Excellent time management, organization, & independent judgement skills
  • Ability to read, understand, & fabricate from shop plans/drawings
  • Ability to prioritize & multitask in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing priorities
  • Outgoing, personable, team-player

*  Our Fabricators are expected to provide their own journeyman-level welding tools. All major machines & equipment will be provided by Architectural Elements.


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Architectural Elements is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.