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Skilled Manufacturing Labor

Job Location: Memphis, TN

We are seeking career-oriented individuals who desire to become a part of a world-class manufacturing team. These are full-time positions in an aggressive, fast-paced industrial manufacturing environment.
Adjusters (Product Assembler 2)
This position requires knowledge of the basic set up of guitars and other guitar assembly techniques.  Position requires use of air, bench and hand tools. Candidate must be a capable guitar player and should know how the parts of the guitar are supposed to function.
Builders (Product Assembler)
This position works in final assembly and installs hardware and electronics on the guitars after they have been painted and buffed. This position requires the use of air, bench and hand tools, and a soldering station.  Good eye for detail required.  Guitar knowledge preferred.
Bodyline Technician
Responsible for building all guitar bodies according to schedule and perform all prep work associated with body building. Wood working experience required.  Candidate must be able to distinguish between different types of wood.  Familiarity with guitar models and body components preferred. Process flow understanding required.
CPA Line Tech
Assemble all necessary electronics for final assembly.  Includes soldering, wire-stripping and board assembly.  Must be able to grasp hand tools and perform repetitive operations throughout the assigned shift.  Adequate eyesight and dexterity is necessary to complete assigned tasks.
This position inspects and details guitars.  This position also installs pick guards.  This position requires use of air and hand tools.  This position requires great attention to detail. 
Spray Painters
This position applies paint to guitars using hand sprayers. Experience with sprayers a must. This candidate must possess the ability to distinguish color hues in various lighting in regards to color matching, HVLP, stains, furniture and auto body.
Fretted Instrument Makers
This position requires experience working with hands in very tedious operations. This position requires good hand-eye coordination.  This position requires strenuous work with hands and attention to detail in a fast past environment.
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or finished products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications.  Candidate must have wood working, finishing knowledge or guitar knowledge.  Experience preferably from a custom production environment.
This position binds the body of the guitar in the body line area.  This position requires strenuous work with hands and attention to detail.
This position buffs the guitar to achieve its final finish.  It requires a great deal of upper body strength and attention to detail. 
This position filling stain products to the guitar.  Position requires attention to detail in a fast pace environment.  Woodworking experience preferred.
Machine Operators (N/C Machine Operator I, Sanding Machine Operator, Tool Machine Operator, Polishing Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Sanding Polishing Operator
This position requires experience operating the following machinery:  CNC, timesavers, planers, various presses, shapers, rotatory profilers, band saws, rip saws, and slack belt machines.  This position requires good hand-eye coordination, basic math skills. 
Neck Fitters
This position attaches the neck to the body of a guitar.  It requires the use of basic woodworking tools.  It also requires good hand-eye coordination and the ability to read micrometers and calipers.  Woodworking experience preferred.
Neck Prep Technician
This position removes paint, lacquer and filler from between frets on the guitar.  Incumbent uses files, hand scrapers, razor blades, sandpaper, steel wool, naptha and linseed.  Experience with attention to detail required.
Repair Technicians
This position requires a multitude of guitar repair experience including but not limited to: sanding, spraying, color matching, and clear coating.  Previous wood working background preferred.
This position provides the finishing sanding to the guitar. This position requires experience working with power or pneumatic tools.  This position requires detail work experience. Woodworking experience preferred.
This position contributes to finishing the guitar by scraping excess paint off the guitar.  This position requires detailed work experience using hands.  Good hand-eye coordination a must.
Vintage Original Spec Technician
This position ages the guitar finish and hardware using various solutions.  Position requires use of air tools and buffing wheel.  Experience with applying stains preferred.
Candidate must be able to work in a fast paced production environment.  Physical requirements for all jobs include the ability to stand for 8-10 hours per day and lift up to 50 pounds.  Mandatory overtime required on an as needed basis.
Please email resume to memphisjobs@gibson.com
Gibson offers competitive wages and benefits.
Gibson Brands, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer