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Foreman / Supervisor

Company: Muse & Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Muse & Co. Outdoors is a growing Sprinter van conversion company based in Alameda, CA. We offer two thoughtfully designed van layouts, and also offer semi-custom builds. We are currently looking for a Shop Foreman to coordinate and execute our van builds. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated professional with experience in fabrication, project management, customer relationship building, and knowledge of conversion vans.

Our origin story: The parent company, Muse & Co., was founded in 2005 in Oakland, CA. For the past 15 years, we have designed and built breathtaking immersive spaces in some of the most notable commercial buildings in California-including the headquarters of Facebook, Google, Visa, and more. When Covid-19 shut down our interior design/build operations, we decided the time was right to pursue our passion project, and we designed and built our first van. This was originally just intended to keep our team employed through the slow down. But when the first van was finished, we realized that we just had to bring these incredible vans into the world. So, we started Muse & Co. Outdoors to take full advantage of our team's decades of design and building experience to create the most thoughtful Sprinter van conversions on the market.

As Shop Foreman, you'll be a critical member of our core team. You'll assist in labor and material estimates based on customer needs. You'll work with our design team to finalize shop drawings and will manage the team that executes the builds. You'll enforce project deadlines, and ensure projects stay on time and on budget. You'll be hands-on throughout the building processes as needed.

You must thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, and are expected to be an expert multitasker who's self-starting and assertive. You'll be working on multiple concurrent projects. We've been building vans for 9 months, and the company is shifting from start-up mode to full production mode with ample opportunity for you to refine existing processes and create new protocols. You'll also have the opportunity to staff up as additional fabricators are required. Critically important is your positive, "nothing is impossible" attitude.

As Shop Foreman, an in-person presence in the van workshop in Alameda, CA is critical (Covid-19 precautions are in place). This position is contract for the first month, then a full time hire if we're a good fit. Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health & dental insurance, 10 paid holidays, 401k/profit sharing program, and sick and maternity leave.


  • Client Facing:
    • Occasional client interactions in the shop setting, on email and/or zoom
  • Internal:
    • Assisting with labor and material bidding/estimating
    • Working with in-house designers to finalize shop drawings
    • Overseeing in-house van fabrication & any work outsourced to vendors
    • Scheduling builds in collaboration with project manager
    • Ordering & sourcing
    • Reporting to management team
    • Hiring & team building
    • Van building, assembly & fabrication
  • Previous conversion van building experience is a big plus
  • Shop management experience is a necessity
  • Previous experience in the custom cabinet making industry is a big plus
  • Hands on shop experience is required
  • Working knowledge of materials, assemblies, and fabrication methods for van conversions
  • Demonstrated understanding of shop fabrication drawings
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects - budgeting, timelines, etc.
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Computer literacy required - we use Google suite, email, Monday.com & Slack
  • Level-headed and pleasant personality with excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent communicator and team leader
  • Outstanding motivation and drive to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills
  • This is a family run business with a focus on collaboration and kindness. Drama queens/kings need not apply!
Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 Annual

Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Muse & Company, Oakland , Foreman / Supervisor, Other , Oakland, California

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