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SmallCorp is a well-established, family-owned, privately held company with approximately 40 employees, started in 1972. We manufacture museum-quality picture frames and exhibit cases, and many, many other items used in conservation and exhibition by museums, galleries, artists, and photographers.  Most of our manufacturing is done in-house. We have a diverse range of technical capabilities and work with a wide variety of materials.

SmallCorp values innovation, integrity and forward-thinking.  These core beliefs drive our operations as well as our relationships with both customers and employees and help to make us an industry leader. We believe in contributing to the community, whether it be our local community – through volunteering and contributions to important causes and organizations, our art-based community – by maintaining the highest standards of quality workmanship and attentiveness to archival design and materials, and participation in associations that promote learning and growth, and to the world community through our environmental and social awareness.

We are always looking for talented, thoughtful people.

Do you have…

an Arts degree?
framing, fabrication, or museum background?
exceptional technical skills?

If you answered yes,

Send Us Your resume

Available Positions

Production Manager & Scheduler

Employment Type:

Full-time, on-site. 8-hour day shift, Monday through Friday.

Compensation:

$35.00 to $45.00 per hour with competitive benefits

Job Function:

Due to an upcoming retirement, we are looking for a highly organized Production Manager to add to our dynamic Management Team. The Production Manager is a highly visible professional who is responsible for planning, scheduling, and ensuring that the production process is carried out on time and within budget. The manager/planner schedules, coordinates, and monitors the flow of products through the complete production cycle. They oversee all shop staff and ensure there are enough resources on hand. Manager/planner is the liaison between the fabricators and sales/customer service. This is a hands-on, high-energy position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide first line supervision and reporting for shop employees regarding processes and procedures, staff schedule issues, training, work in progress, safety and other areas impacting the employees and general operation of the shop.
  • Responsible for the overall workflow in the shop and sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations.
  • Regularly assess the nature of skills required for work orders and collaborate with Team Leaders to delegate/assign tasks accordingly. Move shop employees between departments and authorize OT as needed.
  • Plan and prepare production schedules for each department to establish sequence and lead-times of each operation to meet ship dates.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Customer Service to determine production priorities and set lead times and delivery dates.
  • Confer with Team Leaders to determine operation times, job times, and any other pertinent information necessary to prepare, maintain, and create production schedules and reports.
  • Prepare, analyze, distribute and/or present timely and accurate reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or as needed basis: including Production Reports, Dollars Report, and monthly On-Time Shipping Report.
  • Assess and analyze production specifications, staff skills, plant capacity data and other resources available to determine manufacturing processes, machinery, and staff resource requirements.
  • Meet with employees on a regular or as needed basis to ensure effective communication and positive employee relations.
  • Responsible for performance management of employees. Conduct performance evaluations and exercise progressive discipline, as necessary.
  • Assess staffing needs and participate in recruitment and/or downsizing of staff as needed.
  • Ensure the shop’s ongoing state of readiness relative to safety, efficiency, and maintenance.
  • Plan for and maintain efficient use of departmental resources, including materials, labor, and equipment, minimizing waste, and maximizing capacity wherever and whenever possible.
  • Participate in regular planning and growth forecasting process with management team.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and meet with SmallCorp staff to support efficient order processing, quality craftwork, on time shipments and exceptional customer service.
  • Participate/attend weekly Production Meeting. Facilitate as needed.
  • Follow, communicate, and enforce adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Assist management with special projects as needed.
  • Perform other similar duties as required (by responsibility or necessity) or as requested.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing experience with 5 years of supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Solid computer skills, proficiency with MS Office suite, and knowledge of manufacturing/inventory software.
  • Communication and human relations skills.

Custom Fabricator

Employment Type:

Full-time, 8-hour shift, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday, with overtime sometimes available. There may be some flexibility with start and end times.

Compensation:

 

Job Function:

SmallCorp is looking for a Custom Fabricator to join our team of highly competent fabricators. The primary duties are cutting, drilling, joining, finishing, and final assembly. Experience in Tig welding preferred. Works with acrylic, ACP, HDPE, Metal, and wood materials. This position requires diligence, precision, and attention to detail.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform small to large custom metal work including redesign, dry fitting, final assembly, installation, and occasional project management.
  • Work with several types of materials. i.e., metals, acrylic, wood, EVPC, HDPE, etc.
  • Tig welding aluminum.
  • Establish and maintain knowledge base of various materials and special adhesives used in department.
  • Verify drawings/blueprints and spreadsheets. Determine method and sequence of cutting, welding, and assembling parts.
  • Install hardware in sub-assemblies or into completed units. Insert screws to fasten subassemblies together and form complete unit.
  • Ability to work off-site installations a plus.
  • Capacity to apply common sense to instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Manage problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Visually and physically inspect finished product with “attention to detail” being a must.

Required Skills & Experience:

The duties of this job require standing, walking, and reaching for objects of various weights. The employee must regularly lift between 10 to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with help. The position requires the fabricator to sometimes climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The work can be physically demanding, so a pre-employment physical at AEIOU Occupational Healthcare is required.

Must have reliable transportation.

Our Benefits Include

  • Medical Insurance is 75% paid by SmallCorp (state average is currently 67%)
    • Health New England Essentials 2000 Medical Insurance employee contributions for 2023:
      • single $48.93 week
      • 2-person w/child $90.53 week
      • 2-person w/spouse $97.87 week
      • family $139.46 week
  • Dental Insurance is provided to employees at no cost
  • State-administered Short Term Disability Insurance based on wages (roughly $5 per week)
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 10 paid holidays and an occasional extra paid day off; additionally, veterans of the US Armed Forces also receive Veterans Day off with pay
  • 5 Sick days – eligibility after 90 days
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – eligibility after 90-days
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings.  SmallCorp currently matches up to $2,000/year -eligibility after 1000 continuous hours worked (about 6-months)
  • Employee hardship advances
  • Service Milestone every 5 years
  • Annual bonuses based on business conditions
  • Free electric car charging
  • Higher Education reimbursement if relates to SmallCorp position
  • Some flexibility in work schedule may be available
  • Free coffee all day, periodic pizza parties and cook-outs
  • Average seniority at SmallCorp is 15 years