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Sculpture Production Trainee - Wax

Company: Walla Walla Foundry
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:ABOUT WALLA WALLA FOUNDRYYou've probably seen art built at Walla Walla Foundry, but didn't know it. Walla Walla Foundry is one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world. Originally founded in 1980 as a bronze casting foundry, we now employ over 100 employees and we produce work in a range of materials and through multiple processes. ABOUT THE JOBThe Foundry is seeking an entry-level technician to join our team! The new hire will start by learning an important task known as gating. Gating involves pouring wax into molds to form a base for parts to sit on. These bases are then demolded, cleaned up, and prepped for production. The technician may also complete some basic welding. Tools used to perform tasks in the wax room include knives, dental tools, soldering irons, small propane torches, drills and other hand tools. ARE YOU A GOOD FIT FOR THE WAX ROOM? If you answer yes to many of these questions, you may be a good fit! Do you like working with your hands? You have experience working with hand tools, and you have done work that required good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Do you prefer a job that is physical and active? And, you don't mind getting dirty or working in a hot, noisy environment.Do you approach work with an attention to detail? You don't just go through the motions. You put in the effort to do something well and correct, even if it takes more time and energy. Do you like working with others? Learning from others and creating with others; asking questions so you really understand. This isn't assembly work and working with others to get feedback and share ideas is important. Are you a team player? You are flexible and do what needs to get done? Are you reliable? You take pride in doing what you say you'll do, like striving to meet a deadline or showing up regularly as scheduled and on time. You approach work with urgency.Do you prioritize safety at all times? That includes wearing required PPE.Are you looking for a career and not just a job? You want to grow your skills and contribute, not just get a paycheck. Requirements:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Required:High school graduate, or equivalent required. 1+ year technical school (such as welding, paint, construction) preferred1 year related work experience, ideally in manufacturing or related industry such as construction, painting, etc.) or other physical and/or mechanical-oriented workMust have a comfort level with technology (ipad, email, navigating the web) to reference projects and track time and project progressMust be able to read, write, and communicate in English well enough to accurately follow detailed written procedures and work instructions as well as record and review data; clearly document your work, and talk with fellow workers and managersAbility to perform basic math calculations and use metric tapesDesired:Prior wax/foundry experienceWelding experience (MIG or TIG) including formal training, technical school, apprenticeship or on the job experienceOperation of manlift or forklift experience (or ability to be certified)PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT OF WAX TECHNICIANThis is a physical role-- frequent standing, walking, twisting, leaning over work. Frequently lifts 5-15 pounds; occasionally lifts up to 25 lbs and up to 50 pounds with assistance. If tooling, frequent sitting. Work can occur on ladders and at heights. Environment is industrial and can be dirty, dusty, smokey and temperatures can swing (hot or cold). PPE required and worn regularly includes safety glasses, ear protection, protective clothing and sturdy boots. Respirators and face shields/masks may also be required for Foundry tasks. WORK DETAILSPay is $17.50-19.00 to start, depending on experience. Regular Foundry working hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Overtime often required, with a shift start of 5 am. Foundry offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% paid employee health/vision and $10 towards dental insurance; paid time off includes Vacation (up to 10 days/per year in first year), Sick Leave, and six paid holidays. Other benefits include Foundry paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance. After 1 year, 401k with employer match. WANT TO APPLY?Please complete the application online. Resume and/or a letter of introduction (cover letter) encouraged.Walla Walla Foundry requires a post-offer background check and drug test (includes THC).Walla Walla Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, family medical history, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status protected by law.PI201733637

Keywords: Walla Walla Foundry, Spokane , Sculpture Production Trainee - Wax, Professions , Walla Walla, Washington

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