Craftsman/ Craftswoman

S.E. Shires Company is a premier brass musical instrument manufacturer located in Holliston, Massachusetts.  The craftsmen and women at S.E. Shires produce top-of-the-line trumpets and trombones for world-class musicians around the globe.   S.E. Shires is currently seeking new craftsmen and women to fill key positions in our assembly and finishing teams. 

Job Responsibilities may include:

  • Work independently to produce, assemble, or finish instrument parts, sub-assemblies, or complete components

  • Use company-supplied hand-tools, chop saws, belt sanders, and lathes

  • Visually inspect parts for cosmetic quality, and measure for adherence to specified tolerances using rulers, calipers, and micrometers

  • Perform repetitive manual operations using various power and hand equipment

  • Maintain clean and orderly work area

  • Follow established safety procedures and use required personal protective equipment

  • Consistently meet production, quality, and attendance requirements

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree or Technical School Degree preferred

  • Strong attention to detail, and uphold highest standards for quality

  • Good communication skills in English, both written and verbal

  • Good hand-eye coordination and dexterity

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to analyze problems and offer solutions

  • Musical instrument experience is a plus

  • Desire to make musical instrument building a lifelong career

These positions are full time with benefits that include both medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and a matching 401(k) plan. This is an excellent opportunity to become a craftsman or woman making the world’s best brass instruments. Please forward your resume to sboutte@eastmanstrings.com, no phone calls please.


Buffing

S.E. Shires Company, a premier brass musical instrument manufacturer is seeking to fill key positions in our metal buffing and polishing department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use belt sanders, buffing wheels, handheld buffing wheels, and hand tools.

  • Visually inspects and feels surfaces to identify defects.

  • Perform repetitive hand finishing operations using various powered and hand equipment.

  • Perform visual inspection of parts ensuring cosmetic requirements are met.

  • Consistently meet production, quality, and attendance requirements.

  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of work area.

Qualifications:

  • HS degree, G.E.D. or equivalent, with good general math skills, and able to understand, communicate, and follow written/oral instructions in English.

  • Ideal candidate will be a quality-conscious individual with an eye for fine detail and pride in high quality workmanship as well as one who enjoys a collaborative team environment

  • 6 months recent experience in a fast-paced production environment preferred, particularly in small parts manufacturing; one year preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail and good hand-eye coordination.

  • Able to work in a manufacturing environment (exposure to noise, coolants, abrasives, heat, cold, and automated and manual machinery) wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, hearing protection, closed shoes, respirator, and other designated PPE.

  • Able to lift up to 30lbs repetitively, 50 lbs occasionally, and stand entire shift, as assigned.

  • Consistently meet requirements of regular, predictable and on-time attendance.

This is a strong match for any person that would like to make Musical Instrument Building a lifelong career.  These positions are full time with benefits that include medical and dental insurances, paid vacation and a matching 401(k) plan. This is an excellent opportunity to join our growing company.

Please forward your resume to sboutte@eastmanstrings.com, no phone calls please.