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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/15/2016

Pivot Interiors, Inc. San Francisco, CA

Company
Pivot Interiors, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
AJE Ref #
576192019
Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SUMMARY
Performs design and specifications using computer-aided equipment and software. Prepares block plans, schematic plans, fabric / finish palattes, specifications and installation drawings. Edits, revises, and updates changes to existing drawings and specifications. Primary client contact with regard to design-related questions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assumes responsibility for overall completion of design and related tasks for assigned projects.

Works with sales staff to establish design requirements of proposal preparation.

Prepares design proposals as needed.

Develops furniture block plan, space plan, fabric / finish palette, final furniture specifications and installation drawings. Ensures that furniture plans are code compliant.

Performs field measures; product inventory; programming; specification verifications, ancillary product research, etc.; and frequently participates in project meetings as required with sales staff and/or clients.

Works with sales staff or client to review any required design modifications and produces revised drawings and/or specifications based on those modifications.

Creates graphic representation (hard copy) of design using assigned design software. Obtains client sign-off of final drawings.

Is available for installation observation/assistance, and may meet with Project Management staff or outside contractors to review installation drawings and construction details.

May work with Project Manager or sales staff to conduct final walk-through and prepare punch list.

Enters time worked into database by job/project every week.

Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

OTHER EXPECTATIONS:
Can-Do Attitude

Provide consistently complete, accurate specifications

Author of specifications is responsible for making changes to the order

Generate accurate scope of job based on customer expectations

Utilize verification checklist pertaining to product

All training to be done consistent with established Pivot processes

Double-check all specs before order entry, using approved checklist

Attend weekly team meetings (report on status of projects and workload)

Assign designer to jobs within 24 hours of receipt (each sales person will have a designated designer) Communicate with team if changes occur in assignments and prior to being away from office

Provide smooth transition with design responsibility changes. Maintain same designer on job, as much as possible

Designers responsible to coordinate with manager when work load is too great

Designers to have creative product application expertise, as well as, product application knowledge

Designers to have the most efficient and appropriate specification tools expertise

Produce accurate installation drawings according to established standards, two weeks prior to install. Drawings for 10-day orders are due at time of order (initials, phone number, legend, scale, elevations, 3D on plans,)

Allocate all hours worked on projects, weekly (OT to be approved by manager)

Within each team, you own all areas of your job responsibility for the successful installation and completion of every job, to the absolute satisfaction of all of our customers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but position may require supervision of junior design staff members and contractors as project requirements dictate.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited four-year college or university or architectural or interior design school. Two to four years industry experience. Three to five years related experience and/or training (such as project management or interior design) may be substituted for some experience or formal education requirements. Experience and demonstrated skill using Auto CAD and Microsoft Office Suite. Preferred experience with 20-20, CAP, and rendering software

Designer 1 - Requires a high school diploma or GED plus design related Bachelors Degree and up to 2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Working knowledge of furniture systems and electrical/cabling issues essential. General understanding of building systems and building codes essential. Experience and demonstrated skill using Auto CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, 20-20, CAP, and rendering software

Designer 2 - Requires a high school diploma or GED plus design related Bachelors Degree and up 2-5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Working knowledge of furniture systems and electrical/cabling issues essential. General understanding of building systems and building codes essential. Experience and demonstrated skill using Auto CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, 20-20, CAP, and rendering software

Designer 3 - Requires a high school diploma or GED plus design related Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead, train and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Working knowledge of furniture systems and electrical/cabling issues essential. General understanding of building systems and building codes essential. Experience and demonstrated skill using Auto CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, 20-20, CAP, and rendering software

Designer 4 (Sr. Lead) - Requires a high school diploma or GED plus design related Bachelors Degree and at least 7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead, train and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Working knowledge of furniture systems and electrical/cabling issues essential. General understanding of building systems and building codes essential. Experience and demonstrated skill using Auto CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, 20-20, CAP, and rendering software. Other responsibilities may include: leading design huddles, assisting with design quarterly meetings, leveraging technology to improve efficiencies, facilitating Design Standards Committee, assisting with training and advocating growth/learning.

Job Benefits

  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Vision Insurance