We’re looking for motivated individuals who want to make the world a more beautiful place to join our Kitras team.

 

2 Current Postings:

 

1. Experienced Glassblower

Job Summary

Kitras Art Glass is seeking multiple experienced Glassblowers at its growing studio in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. The successful candidates will be responsible for the efficient production of high-quality handblown glass products in this permanent, full-time position.

Kitras Art Glass has been in business for over 30 years and is a family-run blown glass studio selling in both Canada and the United States. The business is quickly expanding and is in need of more glass maker talent.

Glassblowers at Kitras work in a production and manufacturing environment but also focus on the artistic integrity of each piece of glass produced. This position is not a studio position, it’s a full-time production role, in a fast-paced environment. Kitras also offers a piecework program after daily quotas are met for all glassmakers.

The Kitras team can help with work permits and housing, if necessary, for international applicants.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively in a team environment, with a proactive approach to ensuring high standards of quality and workmanship.
  • Co-ordinate and produce products using all available techniques, including mold blowing and hand-glass making.
  • Demonstrate good judgment from learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they present themselves in the production process.
  • Work with molten glass (from a furnace) and a blowing pipe to form the glass.
  • Assist designers with the development of new collections, products and techniques. Work effectively and pro-actively with technical consultants and management.
  • Train and support the growth of less skilled team members, as appropriate.
  • Help set up the shop for production and clean-up of the shop area at the end of each shift.
  • Provide glassblowing demonstrations to the general public, when the studio opens to the public once again.
  • Assist with maintenance of glass-house facilities, as required.
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all protocols and safety standards.
  • Be aware of systems and processes and embrace a LEAN mindset looking for opportunities to make production more efficient.
  • Perform any other duties management may assign.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Perform all roles and responsibilities with a pro-active approach.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize busy workloads.
  • Communicate clearly, openly and effectively with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • Able to work independently using individual initiative and within a team.
  • Demonstrate reliability, trustworthiness and time management.
  • Proven attention to detail, care, patience and respect for the craftsmanship and time involved in making Kitras products.
  • Able to interpret and follow instructions effectively.
  • Demonstrate respect and consideration towards all colleagues.
  • Able to accurately keep records.
  • Willing to maintain a high professional standard in individual behaviors, presentation and attitude to reflect the brand’s standards, both at work and with social contacts.
  • Willing to identify, respond to and/or immediately report any security risks and/or thefts in accordance to procedures while ensuring personal, staff and customer safety. This could be in-person or online threats via email or the website.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Ability to work full-time, second shift.
  • 2-5 years of glass making experience, ideally in a production environment.
  • A desire to maintain and develop glassmaker skills and willingness to undertake any necessary training in order to fulfill the role.
  • Experience training and sharing knowledge with other glass workers.

Pay range: $20 to $25/hour, based on experience. Kitras also has a piecework program available to all production employees.

Benefits: Full benefits offered after three months of employment.

Application process:

Submit a cover letter and resume here or email jmyslik@gmail.com.

We thank all applicants for your interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

2. Assistant Glassblower

Job Summary

Kitras Art Glass is seeking an Assistant Glassblower at its growing studio in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate will work with an experienced glassblower on the efficient production of high-quality handblown glass products in this permanent, full-time position.

Kitras Art Glass has been in business for over 30 years and is a family-run blown glass studio selling in both Canada and the United States. The business is quickly expanding and is in need of more glass maker talent.

Assistant Glassblowers at Kitras work in a production and manufacturing environment but also focus on the artistic integrity of each piece of glass produced. This position is not a studio position, it’s a full-time production role, in a fast-paced environment.

The Kitras team can help with work permits and housing, if necessary, for international applicants.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively in a team environment, with a proactive approach to ensuring high standards of quality and workmanship.
  • Assist in coordinating and producing products using all available techniques, including mold blowing and hand-glass making.
  • Demonstrate good judgment from learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they present themselves in the production process.
  • Work with molten glass (from a furnace) and a blowing iron to form the glass.
  • Operate and maintain finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash and/or polish glass or glass products.
  • Assist Kitras designers with the development of new collections, products and techniques. Work effectively and pro-actively with technical consultants and management.
  • Help set up the shop for production and clean-up of the shop area at the end of each shift.
  • Assist in glassblowing demonstrations to the general public.
  • Assist with maintenance of glass-house facilities, as required.
  • Assist in Lehr programming, production and reannealing, as required.
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all protocols and safety standards.
  • Be aware of systems and processes and embrace a LEAN mindset looking for opportunities to make production more efficient.
  • Perform any other duties management may assign.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Perform all roles and responsibilities with a pro-active approach.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize busy workloads.
  • Communicate clearly, openly and effectively with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • Able to work independently using individual initiative and within a team.
  • Comfortable working with another glassblower.
  • Demonstrate reliability, trustworthiness and time management.
  • Proven attention to detail, care, patience and respect for the craftsmanship and time involved in making Kitras products.
  • Able to interpret and follow instructions effectively.
  • Demonstrate respect and consideration towards all colleagues.
  • Able to accurately keep records.
  • Willing to maintain a high professional standard in individual behaviors, presentation and attitude to reflect the brand’s standards, both at work and with social contacts.
  • Willing to identify, respond to and/or immediately report any security risks and/or thefts in accordance to procedures while ensuring personal, staff and customer safety. This could be in-person or online threats via email or the website.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Ability to work full-time.
  • Some glass making experience preferred, ideally in a production environment.
  • A desire to develop glassmaker skills from an experienced glassblower and willingness to undertake any necessary training in order to fulfill the role.
  • Experience training and sharing knowledge with other glass workers.
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding English preferred.

Pay range: $18 to $20/hour, based on experience.

Benefits: Full benefits offered after three months of employment.

Application process: Applications are to be submitted here or by emailing jmyslik@kitras.com.

We thank all applicants for your interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Kitras Art Glass Inc.
530 Dickson Dr.  PO Box 129
Fergus, ON
N1M 2W7
jmyslik@kitras.com