Upperline Neck Craftsman
Deering Banjo Company is the world's largest manufacturer of American Made banjos and we take a great deal of pride in the quality of our instruments. We are currently searching for an experienced individual to join the team as Upperline Neck Craftsman.
Our Upperline range of banjos represent the finest banjos available in the market and are renowned for their superior craftsmanship, tone and beauty.
The Upperline Neck Craftsman will be responsible for the final stages of our Upperline necks following their construction, carving and inlay installation, which is performed by the Upperline Neck Coordinator whom the candidate will work closely alongside.
The Upperline Neck Craftsman will be responsible for ensuring that the final product is entirely ready for the sanding department, demonstrating a keen eye for detail to ensure that the neck reflects the premium quality that our customers expect.
This will include the installation of nut, side dots, frets, as well as some binding, neck profiling and engraving to assigned specifications, as well as occasional custom work.
Completion of Upperline necks following inlay installation
Fretting (glued and pressed)
Side dot installation
Fine detail work
Replacing inlays as needed
Engraving shell/inlay products
Experience with woodwork a must
An eye for fine detail
Experience with stringed/fretted instruments (manufacturing/repair) a plus
Hand Strength and stability/steadiness
Experience with power tools and hand tools (bandsaw, Dremel, chisels etc)
Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude
Demonstrate a keen eye for detail
Maintain a clean and safe work area
Ensure that production requirements and standards are met consistently
Operate machinery correctly, safely and with care
Work cooperatively with the production team to meet quotas and goals
Observe all safety guidelines
Follow all written and verbal instructions
Attend all safety and production training/meetings
Able to work five 8-hour shifts, Monday throught Friday.
Take pride in your work
Trustworthy and dependable
Responsible and takes ownership of role
Loyal and dedicated
Machinery & Physical Requirements
Lifting Requirements (lb and frequency): 20lb approx
This role utilizes the use of commercial grade machinery including:
Air powered orbital sanders
Various hand tools
Only reliable, honest and hardworking people who enjoy being a part of a growing, family owned business need apply.
We are located in Spring Valley, just 10 miles East of downtown San Diego at Highway 94 and Kenwood Drive.
Experience with the assembly, repair, or set up of stringed, fretted instruments is a must. As is a high level of attention to detail, both visually and with using measurement instruments. Experience in woodwork and using basic hand tools, particularly those commonly used for stringed instrument set up is a must. The successful candidate will also have a great attitude and a willingness to helping the entire team succeed.
Production hours would be 6:30 am - 3:30 pm and we look for honest, dedicated people looking to help create our fine musical instruments. If you feel you are a good fit, please apply. We would love to hear from you!
Deering Banjo Company offers a fun, relaxed yet very professional working environment where every member of the team has a personal desire to see the company succeeds on every level and achieve its objectives. Our benefits include Healthcare Plans, 401K, PTO accrual as well as employee banjo lessons, and the opportunity to build an instrument of your choice.
Pay Range: $18-$20ph depending on experience and position offered.