Website Monkey in the Metal

Furniture fabrication

CAD Drafter / Project Manager
Job Posting:

We’re calling all highly skilled and experienced Draftspersons: great people who share a passion for creating cool stuff. Our business is more than just metal and wood working–it’s about devising interesting & unique solutions, and bringing to life the visions of top architects & designers.

We are looking for highly thoughtful and detail-orientated individuals to provide shop drawing solutions for our creative metal and wood fabrication services with a focus on custom designed interior and exterior architectural solutions for high-end residential and commercial clients.

What Monkey in the Metal Expects From You

More than a just another business. We’re colleagues with a shared mission, a passion for excellence, a reverence for quality, an enterprising spirit, and an energetic drive toward to make the best product possible. Above all, we’re a strong group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together. We find it exciting to work at a company with a holistic approach to helping people create their homes and businesses. Monkey in the Metal is full-service. We conceptualize, design, source, manufacture, market, advertise, style, sell, distribute, and install. But our job is surprisingly straightforward: that is, to raise the bar — in all aspects of the company every day.

Making sure the job gets done. With entrepreneurial spirit. Superior commitment. Creative thinking. Skillful networking. Scrupulous attention to detail. Exceptional quality. Ours is a fast-moving business with multiple channels and sources. We have to stay flexible, stay focused, and stay on top of it. We challenge ourselves every day because we know we’re expected to be the best.

Creating the most beautiful, functional, and well-designed interiors, home furnishings, and accessories around. We envision, invent, style, communicate, and present. We push ourselves to achieve the extraordinary. Our talented team designs just about everything: furniture, accessories, and spaces. Every day, we put on a fabulous show. We believe that design is important. Today, more than ever, people understand the significance of a well-designed home or business.

Job Description


We are looking for a self-motivated drafter who can work alongside Sales and Production. The draftsperson will form part of a multidisciplinary team, and should be comfortable working at a table, computer terminal, in the shop, or in the field. You will usually work at our offices, but will at times need to fulfill travel requirements and work on-site to obtain measurements, supervise installs, and inspect site conditions.

To be successful as a draftsman, you should stay up-to-date with new drafting software and advancements. An exceptional draftsman will demonstrate impeccable attention to detail and have sound knowledge of the discipline they draft for.

Primary responsibilities

Following specifications and calculations to create various technical drawings.
Preparing both rough sketches and detailed work with CAD systems.
Performing calculations for materials and weight limitations.
Communicating with architects and engineers, and incorporating knowledge gained into drawings.
Preparing, reviewing and redrafting alongside the project team.
Ensuring final designs are compliant with building regulations.
Identifying and communicating potential design problems to the rest of the team.
A candidate that is really motivated and exciting for us will also possess some level of project management skills

Determine parts and materials necessary for the job and assist with ordering.
Able to use CRM system to track progress of job through various stages of production and be willing to help with sample generation, mock-up development, field measurements, and QA.
Resolve assembly and production issues with respect to drawings.
Participate in product development.
Brainstorm with project team on prototypes and test products.


Experienced with drafting for millworking or related fields.
Knowledge of Rhino 3D and AutoCAD or related software.
BA/BS in engineering, architecture, or related field.
Degree from a technical college also acceptable.
Experience in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).
CNC production-ready drawing.
Joinery drawings for bespoke wooden furniture.
Assembly, installation and part drawing.
Assist with creating a parametric library for standard millwork parts.
Ability to draw manually favorable, but not essential.
Ability to work well in a team and on your own.
Ability to respond well to criticism and maintain a positive attitude.
Knowledge of routine fabrication & finishing tooling & machinery.
We generally, as a rule, do not build cabinets, but on occasion, we do.
Valid driver’s license with reliable vehicle transportation.
And just in case we missed anything above:
Monkey in the Metal is an Architectural and furniture fabrication company searching for serious, mature, career minded individuals wanting employment as a drafter. We often are called upon to make items that no other shop can make. We work closely with architects and designers to craft metal and wood furniture, bookshelves, and tables and chairs and well, you name it. Please visit our website for more information at
We are focused on the development of company, personal character, and intellectual capacity, as well as technical skills, along with an understanding of tools, materials, processes, and a sense of care and commitment to excellence in craft.
Each one of our projects builds on previous learning and requires team members to solve increasingly complex problems.
A great opportunity for responsible, mature artistic types with some metal/wood shop experience. Must be able to work well with current team. We are a non union shop.
This is a full time position, but will consider part-time candidates. Pay based upon experience. Paid vacation is part of our benefits package, as well as work schedule flexibility.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $15.00 – $25.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Paid time off


8 hour shift (+/-)
Day shift
Monday to Friday (seasonal changes for long weekends)
No nights
No weekends
Supplemental pay types:


Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

We will conduct all first round interviews via phone or virtual meeting. Successful candidates will be invited for an in-person skills assessment during the final round, which will be distanced from any other areas where employees are working.

Application Question(s):

Can you share a portfolio of your work to display your skills and passion for the craft?

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