Employment


Position: Finisher

The finishing position at Firefly showcases all of the work that goes into each frame we make. It is a job of extremes. Finishing a frame is both the dirtiest and the cleanest position at Firefly, requiring stamina and intense focus. It is difficult physical labor and the results are heavily scrutinized by us and our customers. We take our finishes very seriously and expect the same of the person filling the role. The position is constantly challenging, yet highly satisfying for the right individual. We are looking for THE FUTURE BEST FINISHER IN THE INDUSTRY.

Applicants are not expected to know how to finish a bicycle to our standards. We will train you to do that. More important than past finishing experience is your drive to do the best job you can and to become a better finisher than you were yesterday. A good work ethic, a positive attitude, a good eye, and high standards are paramount.

 

The Disposition:

  • Team player.
  • Learner.
  • Problem solver.
  • Communicator.
  • Responsible.
  • Clean.
  • Organized.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Safety oriented.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality.
  • Focused.
  • Creative.

The Skills:

  • Familiar with metalworking.
  • Familiar with a bicycle frame and all of its parts.
  • Familiar with vector based computer graphics and/or vinyl masking application techniques.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Has previous frame finishing experience.
  • Has an understanding of basic hand tools.
  • Has an understanding of vector graphics.
  • Fluent in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Can operate a vinyl plotter.
  • Has an understanding of vinyl masking techniques.
  • Excellent dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

About Finishing

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Finishing is the process of taking a freshly made frame or component in its raw form and applying various surface treatments to create an end result that is ready to be shipped to the customer or built into a complete bicycle and then shipped. When the frame is “finished” it is clean, pristine and prepped to be built. Surface treatments include, but are not limited to: polishing, brushing, bead blasting, anodizing and masking in various combinations and sequences. Patterns and graphics are created by first making graphic vector files and then cutting them out of vinyl on a vinyl plotter. The cut vinyl is then weeded and transferred to the frame and in the right order depending on the desired end result. Special care is taken with the finished product, as even a scratch can mean a complete refinish. Surface treatments on our products shipped to our customers are as close to flawless as we can get.

 

Excellent pay and benefits package.

Please respond to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your cover letter and resume and "Finishing Position" in the subject line.