Bozeman, MT US
Regular Full Time

GIBSON

Gibson Brands, Inc. (“Gibson” or the “company”), the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Orville Gibson founded the company in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Gibson has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivalled among musical instrument companies. Our portfolio of brands includes Gibson as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, and others; we also own Gibson Pro Audio with brands such as KRK and Cerwin-Vega. Many Gibson instruments are highly collectible since Gibson was at the forefront of innovation for many genres of music including big band, rock-n-roll, and blues. Gibson operates via a central headquarters based in Nashville, TN, supporting five manufacturing facilities as well as four regionally-based support centres that enable the sales, marketing, and distribution activities in each of four different worldwide regions.

 

 

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

 

The purpose of Milling is to inspect, prep, and combine raw wood to provide the best single unit materials to the body assembly and neckline processes. Team members are required to have a great attention to detail and intimate knowledge of the types, and properties of wood. Milling is where a Gibson Guitar begins, and is a vital process in the creation of a guitar that is both beautiful and has that distinct Gibson Sound.

 

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include:

 

  • Learn and execute standard operating procedures
  • Inspect raw wood material for cracks, pitch pockets, and grain defects
  • Utilize Opera 5 sander to produce units with optimal finish and thickness
  • Receive, organize, and label incoming shipments of raw material
  • 95% pass rate based on production requirements
  • Understands and meets quality standards (Specs.)
  • Maintains product flow at appropriate rate
  • Adheres to department protocols (5S and Safety)

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Develop a strong understanding of the models
  • Strong attention to detail. 

Essential Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solutions oriented approach to challenges/issues
  • Outstanding time management skillset with the ability to prioritize without direct supervision
  • Team work and project management skills combined with ability to work as part of a team

Personal Qualities

  • Results oriented and driven, with a track record for delivering to plan
  • Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.  Able to proactively question and challenge to prioritize and identify solutions in timely manner
  • Clear and logical thinker 
  • Relish working in a company with a diverse and fast paced environment
  • Must be able to lift 5lbs.
  • Able to work on their feet for the entire shift
  • Must be available for overtime and occasional Saturday’s

 

Hours: 3:00pm - 11:30pm with OT

 

 

Nota Bene:

The company’s Job Descriptions are not intended to be a complete detailed account of all expected/anticipated activities. We operate in a fast-moving and competitive global environment and therefore need employees to be flexible

We celebrate diversity and Gibson Brands, Inc is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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