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Versatile Wood Products is growing rapidly and we are looking to expand our team.

Rooted in the traditions of 18th and 19th century craftsmen, Versatile Wood Products provides uniquely versatile solutions to building challenges with a focus on custom-crafted historically accurate architectural wood products. Located in Portland, Oregon, our 40,000 square foot custom wood shop tackles residential, historic preservation and commercial projects throughout the Portland metro area, including Washington High School, Coquille River Lighthouse, Union Station and the Ladd Carriage House.

Versatile offers a competitive benefits package, encourages continued education to improve your skill-set and has a positive working environment. Visit our website to learn more about our company and what we do.

Available positions:

Professional Drafter

Versatile Wood Products needs a professional drafter for residential, commercial and historic architectural products such as windows, doors, cabinetry and mill work. Versatile is based primarily in the Portland Metro area and this position is full-time.

The drafter will be a key member of our design team, documenting existing conditions and creating shop drawings for high end architectural products with a keen awareness of project specifications and how structural decisions impact the outcome. She/he will collaborate with the Custom Design Manager on residential, commercial and preservation projects of large and small scopes, including some of the most prominent historic rehabilitation projects currently happening in Portland.

Skill set should include:
– Good communication
– Critical thinking
– Pride in her/his work
– Team player
– Problem solving
– Ability to meet or beat deadlines

We seek applicants with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting or 1-2 years’ experience as an architectural drafter in a related field, with a passion to create architectural products of the highest standards.

Duties/Expectations:
– Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, CAD and 3-D modeling programs
– Experience with KCDw and/or Enroute software is a plus
– Working knowledge of window, door or cabinetry construction is a plus
– Punctuality, meeting deadlines and managing timelines
– Verifying feasibility of designs
– Reviewing plans, specs and project highlights

Great Benefits Package:
– PTO
– Medical coverage paid 100% by Versatile
– Paid holidays
– 401k plan
– Profit sharing

Please respond to this posting with a cover letter, resume and portfolio or work samples to jobs@versatilewp.com
Qualified applicants will have a strong work ethic, professional appearance and should have a valid driver’s license and properly insured vehicle. A pre-employment drug test will be required and professional references will be verified.
Versatile Wood Products is an equal opportunity employer.

Shop Helper

Versatile Wood Products, a custom sash, cabinetry and door company, needs a professional, self-sufficient Shop Helper. Under the supervision of the Shop Manager, the helper is responsible for the cleanliness and organization of the shop. This includes maintenance and janitorial duties in and around the building, as well as assisting with entry level shop activities as needed. Some familiarity with wood shops and power tools is a plus. Qualified applicants will have a strong work ethic, professional appearance, clean criminal record and can pass a drug test.

Minimum Requirements:
– Is able to lift and carry loads and objects of up to 75 pounds
– Possesses and exhibits personal initiative to regularly work without supervision
– Is timely, organized and meets and beats deadlines
– Is able to admit mistakes
– Has pride and respect for the work
– Puts the business first and strives for the success of this business
– Is an efficient and safe worker
– Has a professional appearance
– High School diploma or GED
– Possesses the ability to multi-task and determine priority of tasks
– Responds well to direction

Great Benefits Package:
– PTO
– Medical coverage paid 100% by Versatile Wood Products
– Paid holidays
– 401k plan
– Profit sharing

Please send a resume to jobs@versatilewp.com
****Please respond only if you meet all requirements****

 

Custom Wood Shop Sash & Door Foreman

Be an integral part of the most interesting historic rehabilitation projects currently happening in Oregon as a member of our custom sash and door team. Versatile Wood Products specializes in the restoration and replication of historically accurate custom wood windows, doors, cabinetry and millwork. Our 30 year history includes work on iconic buildings throughout Oregon as well as residential projects throughout Portland. We need a Foreman for our Sash and Door Department.
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, clients, stakeholders and management.

Job Description:
– Establish and drive detailed custom production processes for Sash and Door Department
– Collaborate with Design and Sales Teams about custom building design and details
– Redline, edit, and approve shop drawings for accuracy and buildability
– Compile materials takeoffs based on approved shop drawings
– Manage special restoration projects as needed
– Train and mentor craftsmen and carpenters in historically accurate construction techniques
– Coordinate the activities and schedule of the Sash and Door Department with Shop Manager
– Implement and maintain safety and shop best practices

Requirements:
– 5 years verifiable hands-on fine woodworking experience and 2 years of management in a custom shop environment minimum.
– Knowledge of traditional anatomy and construction of windows/sash and doors. Ability to critically read and interpret shop drawings is a must.
– Experience with high-end materials and one-off production as well as larger custom production efforts.
– Passion for historic methods and products.
– Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook.
– Outstanding communication, organizational and follow through skills. Must be an effective, team-oriented leader.
– Must be timely, organized and meet and beat deadlines.
– Must have cell phone, valid driver’s license and properly licensed and insured vehicle.
– Must work as a team player with Operations Manager, Shop Manager, and Design Department Manager.

Great Benefits Package:
– PTO
– Medical coverage paid 100% by Versatile Wood Products
– Paid holidays
– 401k plan
– Profit sharing

A pre-employment drug test is required, criminal background and professional references will be verified.
Please respond to this posting with a cover letter, portfolio and resume via email to: jobs@versatilewp.com
****Please respond only if you meet all requirements****
Versatile Wood Products is an equal opportunity employer.

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