Fabrication Director

Fabricate · Kansas City, Missouri
Department Fabricate
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Fabrication Director

Hufft is a design and fabrication firm that creates meaningful spaces and objects. Our authentic approach, inspired by people and places, integrates designers and builders into one holistic process.

 

We have an opening for a Fabrication Director in our Kansas City, MO location.  This position is responsible for managing the start to finish process for all design projects that flow through our fabrication shop.

 

The role of the Fabrication team member at Hufft is vital to delivering innovative projects for our clients through a collaborative process. No matter the scale, each project starts with a strong concept that is a response to the unique conditions of that project. The end goal is to make truly meaningful spaces for people, that add value to their place. The success of that starts with the people on our team.

 

The position requires an experienced individual with a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, as well as a broad knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and project management. The role will be involved in all phases of fabrication from conception to completion. Self-driven and strategic, this position is expected to have exceptional problem-solving skills and must thrive in a highly collaborative environment. The position will be responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. In addition to collaborating closely with our internal staff, this position will also work directly with outside clients to manage, communicate, and streamline the process from initial idea to a completed project. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively manage the flow of fabrication projects from start to completion. Cost estimation, client and subcontractor communication, budgeting, and scheduling are all skills essential for this position. Serve as the main point of contact for the client in all phases of a Fabrication project
  • Manage the team in the creation of shop drawings for cabinetry, custom furniture and other specialty objects based upon preliminary ideas, concepts, data, research, etc. 
  • Work with other design staff to translate schematic designs/ ideas in constructible realities.
  • Rapidly iterate through design detailing options based on material, budget, and desired aesthetic. Understand and mitigate risks associated with creating custom designs Establish and document internal control processes for Fabrication division.
  • Establish and document internal control processes for Fabrication division.
  • Work with accounting to monitor financials of every project, ensuring business and client expectations are achieved
  • Coordination and materials procurement with Shop Manager
  • Operate in a manner that reinforces our core values of Service, Exploration, Quality, and Collaboration.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar Management role
  • A skilled communicator and team leader
  • Working knowledge of Revit, Cabinet Vision, and Sketchup
  • Past experience in at least one of the following areas: Architecture, Construction, Custom Fabrication, Hospitality FF&E

BENEFITS

  • Medical, company pays 50% of plan selected
  • Dental/Vision plans sourced; employee paid
  • Life Insurance sourced, company paid
  • Simple IRA savings plan with company match up to 3% of salary
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Referral bonus

Hufft is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants.  We are committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, and value the perspective it brings to our work.

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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    Fabricate
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor