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Master Guitar Builder

Xotic Guitars, a musical instrument manufacturer is looking for a Master Builder to join our design and build team. The ideal candidate should be passionate about music, guitar, being a team player, being part of a company that is innovative, focusing on continuous improvement, having a keen attention to detail and a desire to work within a casual environment. This position will be based at our Van Nuys, CA facility.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the assembling and painting of electric guitars, inventory and production management, quality control, final inspection, new product research and design.

  

EXPERIENCE:
We are looking for someone with 5+ yrs experience in the building and repairing of electric guitars and basses (both vintage and modern styles).

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

  • Wood working background preferred
  • Sanding, spraying, color matching, clear coating
  • The use of files, hand scrapers, razor blades, sandpaper, steel wool
  • Ability to read micrometers and calipers
  • Knowledge of the guitar & woods involved in bodies and necks
  • Attention to detail
  • Use of air, bench and hand tools, and a soldering station
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronics 
  • Use of planers, various presses, shapers, rotatory profilers, band saws, rip saws, and slack belt machines
  • Ability to be trained in Production procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret written information
  • Ability to get along with others and to work well in a team environment
  • Experienced player’s ear and guitar playing abilities
  • AutoCAD or Adobe Illustrator experience preferred but not required
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to stand on feet for 8 hours per day. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Position requires utilization of hand tools in a repetitive motion. The position exists in a fast paced environment. Work is conducted in a loud and dusty environment.

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