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Digital Fabrication Manager

Pink Sparrow Pink Sparrow Employer:
Gardena, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Dec 1 '22Posted on:
Full-timeType:

DIGITAL FABRICATION MANAGER

ABOUT US

Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. Collaborating with top-tier agencies and brands, we produce high-quality, impactful environments for marketing events, pop-ups, mobile tours, retail, trade shows, and much more. 

Comprised of a team of creators driven to bring inspired ideas to life, Pink Sparrow combines thoughtful design with a strategic build approach and thrives on innovation and collaboration to produce high-quality, impactful environments.

With over 40,000 square feet of fabrication space across Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Pink Sparrow’s multidisciplinary team of industry experts is equipped to make any sized vision a reality.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Digital Fabrication Manager will work alongside department leaders as the conduit between Design and Fabrication to further develop projects from ideation through to production. The Drafting Manager will oversee the production of finalized design files / models, technical drawings, and files for the CNC machine operation on all pertaining projects. This person is responsible for helping to develop and maintain internal departmental standards and practices as well as team growth and evolution of skill sets. In addition, the Drafting Manager will oversee the development of the drafting team's schedule, workflow, and timelines for all assigned projects.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Mentor and supervise the drafting team while supporting and developing departmental expertise

  • Manage the shop drafting process to produce high-quality work, ensuring all deadlines + deliverables are met

  • Interface with clients and vendors as needed per project

  • Manage the delivery of shop drawings, CNC files, and all other specific materials within pre-established timelines

  • Support Biz Dev, Design, Project Management, and Fabrication in the design and fabrication process throughout various project life cycles

  • Manage a pool of full-time and hourly draftspersons

  • Support and develop overall departmental goals and objectives as set in collaboration with the Director of Digital Fabrication and Leadership

  • Work with the Director of Digital Fabrication to support and refine department protocols and department standards

  • Support overall business goals as set by the company

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Attend weekly departmental meetings and project Pass-Off and Kick-Off meetings

  • Assist in maintaining the organization of shared files according to departmental guidelines

  • Assist in sourcing specialty materials, finishes, and hardware as defined by the scope of an awarded project

  • Oversee creation and updating of standardized templates for internal and external use

  • Participate and contribute to departmental and company culture objectives

  • Complete project wrap reports for all awarded projects to aid in departmental and company growth

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of professional industry experience

  • Minimum three (3) years experience leading a team

  • Working knowledge of VectorWorks SketchUp, Rhino 3D, AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite

  • Professional experience working in creating 3D designs / mechanical renderings /shop drawings

  • Professional experience communicating with a client on behalf of a company and representing it as such

  • Ability to decipher the specific needs of a client and to categorically understand priorities, both internal and external

  • Ability to think creatively about a variety of challenges within the design and fabrication scope

  • Working experience with various materials and fabrication techniques (wood, metal/welding, hardware, plastics, laminates, fabrics/textiles)

  • Must be able to provide written reports and feedback

  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and team driven

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to constant change and able to work under tight deadlines

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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