Metal Fabricator

The Workshop Fabricator will be primarily responsible for building and fabrication motorcycle bodywork, exhaust systems, and frames. They will work well in a collaborative team environment and be masters of their craft. Their motorcycle fabrication experience will allow them to fabricate fenders, fuel tanks, tail sections, fairings from aluminum without issue. They will be master welders and able to weld aluminum, stainless steel, and Ti to a very high standard.

This team member will enjoy collaborating with other highly skilled professionals while also enjoying their chosen craft's autonomy. Regularly working to strict deadlines and creating world-class work will be their passion. A passion for motorcycles and design is a must, along with a never-ending drive to improve and take on new challenges. This team member will be respectful, punctual, and maintain a positive attitude. Their clean and organized work surroundings are a must to produce the high level of work expected.

Fabrication: Aluminum metal shaping, using English wheels, planishing hammer, hammer and dollies, shears, files, sanders, etc., is everyday life. An equally important skill set required is TIG welding all thicknesses of aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, mild steel. Competence with oxy/acetylene torch, plasma cutter, tubing bender, hydraulic press, bead roller, die grinders, angle grinders, sanders, polishing wheels, and compounds. Experience of the entire motorcycle build process is a must.

Communication / Professionalism: The Workshop Fabricator will be an excellent communicator who conveys their vision and uses their experience to guide the fabrication process. Respectful, courteous, and professional communication is expected and required. Computer experience is required for project management, cross-departmental communication, and material/tool procurement.

Flexibility: The Workshop Fabricator will be a focused professional who can pivot on a project as required by timeline constraints. The ability to manage multiple projects and hit deadlines is a must, along with the ability to stretch into new projects and fabrication opportunities.

This is a full-time position in Austin, TX. Qualified candidates must submit a current resume, complete the questionnaire, and be prepared for a two-week "try-out" period.

Required Skills (in no order)

  • Welding competency and experience - TIG and MIG on stainless steel. Steel and aluminum are essential. Braising and gas welding are valued but not essential.
  • Minimum of a basic competency reading and working from shop/CAD drawings - CAD experience is a plus.
  • Machine tool proficiency - Basic machine tool experience at a minimum. Mill, Lathe, Grinders, etc.
  • Finishing experience - Skill with sanding, grinding, and polishing of metals.

Bonus skills and experience (valued but not necessary)

  • CAD/CAM experience
  • Sheet metal experience - Repair and replacement of body panels, English wheel, power hammer, hand shaping.
  • CNC machining experience

Traits and Attributes

  • Positive attitude
  • Effective communication
  • Team player
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong self-direction
  • Fierce work ethic
  • Creativity and a keen interest in motorcycles are essential but not deal breakers.

Professional references and a strong portfolio of work will go to the head of the line.