Job Title: Crate Shop Technician
Job Posting Number: 00036-18-Full-time
Location: Landover, MD

WHO WE ARE
Artex is the nationís largest and most comprehensive fine art service provider to museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. We specialize in the safe handling of fine art, antiques and museum objects of all kinds. We provide transportation, crating and packing, storage, installation, rigging, and conservation services to museums, galleries, and auction houses as well as private and corporate collections. No matter the size or scope of the job, we provide solutions that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, while ensuring them the most cost-effective service possible. For this reason, ARTEX is routinely chosen to handle the most complex and demanding of projects, ranging from entire museum relocations to the shipment of an individual piece.

THE ROLE
The essential functions of this position are to work in the crate shop as a customer/detailed oriented Crate Shop Technician and be a part of the production team that specializes in the production of crates for fine arts.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

  • Operates power tools, pneumatic staplers, nailers, table and radial saws, and band saws to manufacture individually designed crates for the shipping of art;
  • Constructs crates according to design specifications;
  • Operates a sprayer for water-based materials including adhesive, latex paint, and lacquer;
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


Education: A minimum of three (3) years of college level studio arts training in sculpture or 2-4 years of related experience in crating techniques and archival packing skills or related discipline preferred.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience (strongly preferred):
The ideal candidate will possess the following as minimum qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail, an understanding of archival materials, museum specifications for the crating and packing of objects, as well as knowledge of how to economically pack artwork
  • Three-dimensional packing experience is desired;
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, proportions, percentages, areas, circumferences, and volumes.
  • Knowledge of general shop safety and power tools (i.e. table saw, radial arm saw, staplers etc.) and their recommended safety requirements.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend, lift, and use hands. Movement may occur in warehouses and offices. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision and ability to adjust focus.
Employee must be able to lift 75lbs unassisted and must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 300lbs with assistance of mechanical equipment. Noise level is usually moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these functions.

HOW TO APPLY
Please visit our website to apply: www.artexfas.com/about/careers/.

Consideration will be granted only to those who possess the minimum requirements as stipulated. Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Artex, Inc. is a federal contractor and an EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABLED employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, medical condition or disability or protected veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (301) 350-5500.

NOTE: The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be assigned other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.