• Seattle, WA
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Dowbuilt is a construction company that was founded by top Pacific Northwest builder Jim Dow in 1980, and now our talented teams can be found from coast to coast. We focus on cutting-edge residential projects, innovative new construction, challenging remodels, and additions as well as home service – all of which require precision and impeccable attention to detail. The culture at Dowbuilt is one of care.  Care for our people, care for our clients, care for the craftsmen we partner with - all resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life. While our employees’ skill level and experience vary from entry level to mastery, all share an inspiring work ethic and passion for the build.

Cabinetmakers in our shop participate in all aspects of building architecturally designed bespoke casework, furniture, and mill work for projects. A successful candidate will be naturally self-motivated, eager to learn and already comfortable operating basic hand and shop tools.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform high quality finish work in the construction, repair and assembly of cabinets, shelves, furniture, and other wooden structures using woodworking machines and hand tools
  • Match materials for color, grain, or texture; fit and connect parts ensuring proper joints and connections
  • Assist in the coordination and prioritization of work assignments
  • Stay on top of daily production expectations
  • Monitor and assess individual performance and make improvements when necessary
  • Assist with tool maintenance and calibration
  • Setup, operate and maintain woodworking machines to produce cabinet and furniture parts
  • Guide others on proper tool use
  • Disassemble cabinets and furniture and remove hardware for repair and refinishing; reassemble making repairs where necessary
  • Review submittals and shop drawings
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop
  • Unload deliveries and perform site installs
  • Earn and maintain the trust of our clients
  • Perform similar or related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2+ years’ cabinet shop experience/education
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation to get get to work safely and on-time. Occasional driving of a company vehicle may be required.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and other techniques for maximizing effective fabrication and installation
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principal involved in production of technical plans, blueprints and models
  • Knowledge of machines and tools; including their design, use, basic repair and maintenance
  • Familiarity with a variety of wood; color, grain, type and other characteristics
  • Ability to read architectural drawings and precise details
  • Understand basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics and their applications
  • Be adept at following detailed instructions and safety procedures
  • Willingness to pursue ongoing educational opportunities in order to expand base knowledge in design and fabrication and to stay current in changing cabinetmaking products and processes
  • Able to plan and prioritize daily assignments to meet production expectations and schedules
  • Able to follow instructions, take notes and perform work as designated
  • Able to be an active listener, ask for help and suggest solutions
  • Be a team player and foster a positive and constructive attitude environment
  • Exhibit good manners, respect for the team, subcontractors and clients
  • Consistently work toward a high level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Continually learn and develop new skills and capabilities
  • Advocate for safety in action and attitude; reinforce awareness to reduce risk of injury to self and others
  • Possess basic knowledge of safety and health procedures (ongoing safety training provided)
  • Able to manage stress and maintain composure in challenging situations
  • Must be able to work while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Demonstrate accountability

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay Commensurate with Skills and Experience
  • 100% paid Medical and Basic Life Insurance for employees
  • Cost-shared, affordable Dental and Vision coverage
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off                                  
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contributions

Why Work with Dowbuilt?

We are a fun, easygoing bunch of professionals who take a lot of pride in the work we do. We acknowledge the contributions and talents of our biggest asset (our team members!) by providing recognition, on the job training and opportunities for advancement.  We're looking for someone with a high-level of integrity, who shares our values as a business.

Our Values

  • A shared vision among owner, architect and builder
  • An openness to, and enthusiasm for, learning
  • An environment of trust and confidence, in ourselves and in others
  • A thriving, diverse workplace
  • Taking full responsibility for, and ownership of, outcomes
  • Building and sustaining lasting relationships
  • Transparency in all aspects of the business
  • Setting and then exceeding expectations

Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity within our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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