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Concrete Artisan Apprentice (Germay Industrial Park (Wilmington, DE)

Date: 2012-06-20, 10:00AM EDT
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This is a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity for you if you enjoy details. You will be contributing to the creation of one-of-a-kind projects. We are not pouring 6" slabs of concrete, more so, we are sculpturing unique works of art. Initially, it can be frustrating, having to un-learn what you think is the way things are traditionally done as it relates to concrete. However, after you help create the first piece, you will realize that the process is unlike anything you have ever participated in. I am a passionate, creative, and business savvy artisan who looks forward to finding an apprentice who I can train and work with in the long term. My goal is to find someone to whom I could give more responsibilities, and thereby free me up to further grow my company.

I own a custom concrete countertop, resurfacing, restoration, preservation, art and design company. I am looking for a person who is better at listening than talking. He/she needs to be physically fit, for there are times when we are moving 50lb bags by hand. I am not looking for someone to come in and tell me how I can better run my business for I have invested 18 years, 100's of thousands of dollars in advanced training and equipment in my company. If you are offended by learning, listening or have an ego, thin-skinned or are overly sensitive to instructions, passive-aggressive, are close minded or, most importantly, feel you have a right of entitlement, you need not apply.

Show me you are able to follow directions from this point on. I can not tell you how many people call me and say "Hire me I am good". The problem is that everything we will be doing requires the ability to follow a plan of attack and the details are everything for if not followed it has and will cost me thousands of dollars. Read the following understanding that if you can't follow the directions below to apply then continue looking.
You must have a clean valid drivers license, have current insurance, a working vehicle (legal and tagged) and a working cell phone at all times to qualify.

First, look at my website and make sure we are a potential fit. On the very bottom of my home page, you will see a link that says "employment oppurtunity." Clicking on it will take you to a page on my website where you will see this same ad. On the top of that page, click on "Click here to fill out an application". ONCE THE FILE OPENS SAVE IT TO YOUR COMPUTER. FILL IT OUT AND THEN EMAIL IT TO ME. If you fill it out online there will be no way to save your changes so you must save the application to your computer first. If you cannot email it, please fax it to 302.372.8591. This is your first test to see if you can follow directions. If you still have a problem, email me and I will send you the application. I will not take calls, walk-ins or generic emailed resumes. I will set up an interview only after you follow the above instructions. The basics of any job is showing up on time and following instructions.

I have invested my life in creating and growing my business and need a person that understands that they are not walking into a partnership, more so a good long-term job with a potential for growth. As you gain experience, your value will increase as well as your income.

Once you get the basics, which takes several months there are rewarding and very positive aspects, you will assist me in manufacturing amazing, one-of-a-kind sculptures, from concrete countertops, concrete sinks, vessels art, sculptures both vertical, horizontal and upside-down at times. I do indoor and outdoor projects. At times, we will be installing a concrete overlay and making it look like brick or stone. Simply look at my website as to see the types of projects I do. If you don't like what I am offering spend time looking for a better position versus wasting my time and yours emailing me. I am not posting this job offering to insult anyone. I am posting it to find the right person and if you have been doing something for 18 years you would learn who the right fit is versus telling me why I am the wrong fit for you. Start your own company if you think it's that easy.

The basics:
You must have a vehicle, clean driver's license, a working cell phone (at all times) be drug free, healthy, open minded, take input well and not take input as a personal attack more so as a way to increase your value in time.

Skills: You must be extremely detail oriented and understand that our customers invest a lot of money in my product and deserve results as close to perfection as possible. I will never accept something, or rationalize that something is "close enough," or insult a customer with delivering a piece that does not meet my extremely high standards.

You must be comfortable using all types of tools. You don't have to be an expert, just understand that safety and precision is just as important as correctly completing the task. I am impressed by results, not how fast something can be done. Carpentry skills are a plus. You must have the mindset of not rationalizing mediocrity and accept nothing less than your best attention to detail. Everything is in the detail with my creations: You must be able to embrace the minutia and not see it as the enemy. If you get frustrated by things not being easy all the time and always working out, then do not apply. We can spend weeks creating a form that can be only used once. When we de-mold a piece and BEFORE we begin fine-tuning it, the de-molded piece must be as perfect as possible so that we do not need to do extensive fine-tuning that could have been eliminated by proper attention to detail in preparing and forming the mold - - Every screw, every board and every detail has to be more important than the "big picture": People see mistakes first, not what is done right, so extreme focus is needed at all times without exception. I reverse engineer everything I make, so rushing to put a screw in thinking it does not matter if it is stripped or not straight would be as bad as chipping a piece of a corner. Yes, I am tough; yes, I set a very high bar, but I am fair, decisive, experienced and will never ask you to do something I have not done myself.

There will be no negotiations, discussions or input from your end as far as my creative process. I do not need a designer, architect, graphic designer or manager.

I do need someone that wants to grow with my company and experience amazing works that he/she can be proud of. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Location: Wilmington, DE
  • Compensation: $10 to $12.50 per hour. Increase and bunus potential after 6 months.
  • This is an internship job
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