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RD Fabricator

Job title

Research and Development Fabricator

Reports to

R&D Lead, Owner


Hourly $20-$25

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and eager individual to make a positive impact in the landscape and snow removal industries. Help drive ours - and your own innovations through our rigorous design, development, and manufacturing phases using your strong desire to create things, and mechanical aptitude. Once proven, these products may earn the KAGE stamp of approval and be launched into the landscape and snow removal markets which we serve. Do you have experience in these two fields and know what it takes to fix problematic equipment? Do you have an innovative, problem solving nature, always thinking outside of the box for solutions? Do you have the drive to show the industry the “better way”, and figure that “better way” out? WE WANT YOU! Join our TEAM of Experience Driven Innovators and learn how someone just like you had the opportunity to build a brand like KAGE Innovation in just 11 short years!

Job purpose

The R&D Fabricator will be primarily responsible for taking ideas from concept to reality as quickly and cheaply as possible, harnessing all of our manufacturing resources and equipment. Learn and record every aspect of building the product during the early phases of development so that knowledge can be translated when it comes time to produce the product in high volume. Floating between R&D Fabrication, and production welding, assembly, and miscellaneous maintenance projects as required. This job requires flexibility, creative thinking and a can-do attitude.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Record and document manufacturing steps as the products come to life. Note taking is important!
  • Supports engineering R&D projects through fabrication of custom and prototype parts in a quick-turnaround environment.
  • Make educated decisions based on real-world experience in the field using all types of equipment.
  • Supports plant maintenance and facilities work through repair and fabrication of parts and assemblies.
  • Contributes to design and fabrication work for continuous improvement of our existing and future products.
  • Ensures compliance with company and governmental safety rules and regulations in connection with EH&S
  • Meets quota and can perform tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma.
  • Strong aptitude for math and mechanical engineering principals.
  • Strong low voltage knowledge and field experience. Car stereo wiring for example.
  • Basic welding knowledge and experience.
  • Two years metal production/ fabrication experience preferred.
  • Three years’ (full time preferred) experience in landscape industry (maintenance or construction)- including skid-steer, heavy equipment, snow removal operations. Includes hand and machine work.
  • Experience with fixing and maintenance of snow removal and lawncare equipment is desirable.
  • Hands-on mechanical and analytical experience.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Excel preferred.
  • Knowledge of CAD software preferred
  • Must pass background check and drug screen.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English.
  • Desire to learn high volume manufacturing process and techniques.
  • Get it, Want it, Capacity to do it attitude

Working conditions

Production tools and instruments may include a MIG welding equipment, other welding and brazing equipment (spot welder, braze torch, etc.), standard machine shop equipment (mill, lathe, bandsaw, shear, etc.) as well as a variety of rough and precision hand tools, calipers, micrometers, gauge pins, etc.


  • Manufacturing work is performed in a production floor, hands-on setting.
  • Field testing and idea gathering is done outside in a landscape and snow removal setting.
  • Work is generally preformed Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to safely operate standard welding and brazing equipment (torches, power supplies, gas supplies)
  • Ability to safely operate standard machine shop equipment
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, periodically bending, lifting and twisting.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.
  • May be required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Keyboarding may require repetitive use of wrists, hands, and fingers, and frequently applying force to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.
  • Must be able to communicate by oral speech, writing and hearing in person and/or by phone in a businesslike, professional manner.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

The physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


This position is exposed to moving parts, precarious conditions, and airborne particles consistent with a machine and welding shop.
The noise level in the work environment is typical of a machine, welding and fabrication shop.

Direct reports


Approved by:

Signature of the person with the authority to approve the job description

Date approved:

December 13, 2019


May 20, 2020

Internal applicants - Please submit e-mail or letter of interest and resume to Human Resources by …...

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour


  • Welding: 2 years (Required)
  • Low Voltage: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CAD: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Commercial Landscaping: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Typical start time:

  • 7AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Monday to Friday

Company's website:

  • Kageinnovation.com

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/kageinnovation/

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

Please mention that you come from ManageForThem when applying for this job.

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