Entry Level Shop Fabricator

Blackwidow LLC

Los Angeles, CA


Blackwidow LLC is a precision wood and fabrication shop specializing in high-spec aluminum panels, shadow box float framing and cold-press vacuum mounting. Other products and services include strainers and stretchers, plinths, pedestals & custom exhibition displays, as well as one of a kind fabrication projects.


Much of the work we do is unique and innovative in nature, requiring the use of 3D technology and CNC machinery.  Commonly used materials include hard and soft woods, plywood, solid-surface materials, plastics, steel, aluminum and composites.  Examples of our work can be found at www.blackwidow-la.com


Currently we are seeking a highly motivated Shop Fabricator for a full-time entry level position.  The individual occupying this position will work with and report directly to the Head of Operations as well as the Principals in charge of fabrication. We view this as a long term appointment and a position that will grow with the company.


Duties include:

- Working on various aspects of shop fabrication/production

- Operation and safe use of various wood and metal working machinery, equipment and hand tools

- Effective coordination with other team members on time sensitive projects

- Time and material tracking on a project-by-project basis

- General maintenance, cleaning and organization of shop, materials and equipment

- Operation of forklift (training provided)

- Driving and operation of box truck with lift gate

- Some off-site work (deliveries, installation work, etc.)



- Must be comfortable in shop environment with basic knowledge & familiarity with woodworking, metalworking and solid surface construction

- 1-2 years relevant work experience in a similar field

- Positive attitude, self-motivated

- Excellent communication skills

- Eagerness and aptitude to learn new skills and techniques

- Must be able to work flexible hours / schedule when required (including weekends)

- Ability to read and understand detailed plans and instructions

- College degree

- Proficient use of Email, Microsoft Office & Google Doc applications

- CA Driver’s License with clean record

- Must be able to lift 50 pounds unassisted and be able to bend, stretch and stand for extended periods of time


Additional Skills a plus:

- TIG/MIG welding and metalwork

- Knowledge of CNC machinery

- AutoCAD  

- Knowledge & experience with canvas/linen stretching and preparation of painting grounds

- Experience with print making and various forms of mounting (photo, paper, etc.)

- Experience with art handling and installation



Starting rate of pay $16/hr. 40hr work week (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Health and retirement plans



Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please email resume and cover letter complete with references, using subject line “Entry Level Shop Fabricator April 2019”, to [email protected].


Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. Successful applicants will be contacted for interview.



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