Shop Fabricator

May 6, 2022

Shop Fabricators participate in the concepting and execution of custom build and refurbish projects.  They ensure their projects are completed in a timely fashion and within contracted scope and budget and they support efforts to maintain a clean and safe shop.

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with all service teams within metroConnections.
  • Participate in all aspects of metroConnections where appropriate/when assigned.
  • Serve as support or lead shop fabricator for assigned projects.
  • Support the Shop Foreman during the concepting phase of projects: research potential options (materials, techniques), participate in creative brainstorming sessions with metroConnections team members.
  • Support or Lead the Project Hand-Off Phase from the Sales Team: participate in internal team meetings to understand project scope, budgets, and timelines prior to executing new builds/projects.
  • Support or Lead the Execution/Build Phase for assigned projects: follow specifications of project to build it from start-to-finish, collaborate with Shop Foreman to determine appropriate tools (to include power tools) and materials to safely execute the build project, communicate with internal teams and external partners while keeping information about the project on track, provide status updates to build project stakeholders.  While many projects are new builds, some projects may require refurbishing existing inventory items.
  • Support efforts to maintain a clean and safe shop: maintain equipment and inventory, communicate learning experiences to internal teams, learn and teach new techniques to other shop employees.
  • Support or Lead the On-Site Installation and Dismantle Phase of assigned projects, when the fabricator’s expertise is required.  On-site responsibilities are held primarily within the metro area; however, occasional travel within/outside of Minnesota is possible.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • 3+ years of relevant hands-on build/fabrication experience.
  • The ideal candidate may have theatrical scenic, prop, store fixture, or other design and build experience.
  • Multicraft Build Experience in at least three of the following: cabinetry, laminate work, finishing work (paint booth), aluminum and/or steel welding, rigging, CNC work.
  • Ability to learn and teach new techniques in a collaborative environment.
  • Posses creative/artistic abilities.
  • Excel in written and verbal communication (English is the primary language).
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Exhibit strong attention to detail.
  • Multi-task efficiently while maintaining big-picture thinking.
  • Manage stress successfully: adapt to change, trouble-shoot, and make decisions while maintaining a calm demeanor.
  • Maintain a cheerful and positive attitude.
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs.
  • Access to reliable transportation.


  • Please submit a portfolio of previous fabrication work.

Please send your resume to  No phone calls please.

metroConnections is proudly employee owned and operated. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan that gives workers ownership interest in the company.

Equal Opportunity is metroConnections, Inc.’s policy. We are committed to policies of non-discrimination to promote diversity in employment regardless of race, sex, parental or marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other criteria not specifically related to relevant aptitudes, potential, skills, and abilities.

We value the diversity in society and the diversity amongst our employees, and we believe that by successfully managing this diversity, we can gain from it and become a more effective business.

metroConnections is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact metroConnections’ Human Resources team at 612.333.8687.