Job: Fabrication Department – The Vanilla Workshop

Job Title *
Fabrication Department

Company/Organization *
The Vanilla Workshop

Job Description *
Custom bicycle makers, The Vanilla Workshop are hiring for fabrication. We’ve been right here in Portland since we started building almost 20 years ago. We are a small operation with a family dynamic, a low/no drama workplace with people who want to be here and love what they do. At the core of what we do is innovation and refinement of bicycles we make from scratch for our customers. We are not motivated by bringing more “stuff” into the world, as the world already has more than enough stuff. What motivates us is bringing greatness to the world both in the bikes we make and in the business that we build. Through in-house design, fabrication, paint, final assembly, customer service, and fittings, we are able to push the envelope and bring a level of detail and completeness that isn’t found in many other places.

Our ideal candidates come with a collaborative mindset, like working hard, and have super high standards. Both expert and entry level positions available. Sound like you, or someone you know? See our employment page for full job descriptions.

How to Apply *
If you feel that you’re a good fit, please apply by email. In the body of the email, state the length of your last two jobs and your highest level of education completed. Also attach a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter describing your life experience as it applies to this job, including three work references and any experience with bicycles or the making of things to:

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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