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Job Opportunities
 We're hiring!
If interested in a position please send any questions or resume with references to info@stonedesignss.com

Are you retired and wanting something meaningful to contribute to in your free time? Are you young and looking to get into the workforce and seeking a group of passionate people to align yourself with? We have the job for you! Come join our team where you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside creative and passionate individuals at the Stone Designs Studio and the Granite Garden Gallery. 

 

Located at a beautiful Maine quarry, we pride ourselves on upcycling local stone into high quality sculpture, craft, and landscape pieces that reflect nature’s spectacular forms and patterns. We provide meaningful jobs with opportunities to build knowledge and skills. Most of all we are looking for enthusiastic, hard working, passionate team members who share our values.

At Stone Designs we strive to create a work culture that brings joy, inspiration and opportunities for team members to live an enriched life. We value working together to promote well being and maintain a team that cares for each other like family. We trust our employees to fulfill their responsibilities and respect their needs for a flexible work schedule in order to manage their home life. While being dedicated to producing high quality products, we also encourage a culture of health, kindness, growth mindset and positivity. At the end of each work day we aim to have our team members feeling valued and motivated.

Business Manager

Stone Designs, Inc. and the Granite Garden Gallery seek an experienced individual to manage day-to-day company needs, as well as the development and execution of strategic planning for scaling the current business structure. This is a multifaceted role in a small business/team environment. The Business manager will be responsible for personnel management and setting financial goals with the opportunity to develop the position as the company grows. The Business manager will work closely with the company owner to train and transition responsibilities over a year. We value creative thinking, innovative solutions, and continued growth individually and as a team here at Stone Designs, Inc. The successful candidate hired will possess the ability to remain calm, kind, and respectful even when faced with the challenges of business development.

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience and ability.

Full time/year round

Responsibilities 

  • Strategic planning and development of goals and objectives that promote company growth

  • Ensure that the company has adequate and suitable resources to complete production (e.g. people, materials, equipment, etc.)

  • Organize and coordinate operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity

  • Delegate responsibilities to the appropriate team member

  • Supervise the scheduling, hiring and firing of team members, including feedback and counsel to improve efficiency and effectiveness

  • Maintain relationships with team members, business partners, vendors and suppliers

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret external and internal data specifically for business growth

  • Ensure adherence to legal/safety rules and guidelines

  • Marketing and promotion of the gallery and products

  • The responsibilities of the Business Manager are not limited to the list above and can be adjusted and added to at any time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a business manager or relevant role in a successful company

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Adaptability

  • Sense of humor

  • Thorough understanding of diverse business processes and strategic development

  • Excellent knowledge of Google Drive, databases, and information systems

  • Good understanding of research methods and data analysis techniques

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job and overseeing staff, the manager would regularly be exposed to moving mechanical parts, heights, fumes, airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and loud noises. The ability to jump in and help lift heavy weight of 75 lb is sometimes required. We are located in Downeast Maine; the ability to live in rural communities with limited access to large cities must be considered before applying.

Benefits offered
Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment
Paid vacation up to 10 days after 1 year of employment
Bonus $5K for hitting financial goals, and another $5K for hitting production/performance goals.

 

Maintenance


We are seeking a part time employee with a possibility of evolving to a full time position and need help with overall maintenance and optimizing work efficiency. This person will primarily be responsible for grounds, facility, and equipment upkeep.

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience and ability

Year-Round and Seasonal (May-December) available

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge in a variety of mechanical systems

  • Ability to operate power tools and gas powered equipment

  • Experience running tractor

  • Reliable 

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Optimistic team-player

  • Aptitude for working on creative unique projects

  • Ability to follow written directions and diagrams 

  • Previous maintenance position ideal but not required

  • Experience managing supply inventory 

  • Makes safety a priority at all times

  • Valid driver's license

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Indoor/outdoor environment subject to changing weather conditions, temperatures exceeding 90 degrees fahrenheit at times, and below 0 degrees

  • Regular exposures to fumes, dust, odors, heights, and loud noises

  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work: tractor, boom truck, etc. 

  • Able to see at varying distances to perform detailed work assignments

  • Stand for extended periods of time

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of specialized tools and equipment when necessary

  • Reach overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 

  • Occasionally bend, kneel, or crouch

  • Lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds 

  • Navigate hazards that are inherently present when working with tools and powered machinery

Benefits offered:

Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment

Paid vacation up to 10 days after 1 year of employment

 

Craftsperson

 

We are looking for someone with craftsperson skills or talent that has yet to be discovered! This person will have the responsibility of creating quality products. The ideal candidate should be willing to complete additional maintenance tasks necessary to keep production running smoothly. 

 

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience and ability

Year-Round and Seasonal (May-December) available

Part Time, with options of advancement to full time

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Aptitude for working on creative unique projects.

  • Ability to follow written directions and diagrams.

  • Basic computer skills for referencing our making product and process guidelines.

  • Proficient use of trade tools and machinery such as drills, saws, tractor and boom truck.

  • Staying organized and willing to follow proper methods of operations.

  • Math skills applicable to the building trades.

  • Perform heavy physical labor and use proper lifting techniques.

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Indoor/outdoor environment subject to changing weather conditions, temperatures exceeding 90 degrees fahrenheit at times, and below 0 degrees

  • Regular exposures to fumes, dust, odors, heights, and loud noises

  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work: tractor, boom truck, etc. 

  • Able to see at varying distances to perform detailed work assignments

  • Stand for extended periods of time

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of specialized tools and equipment when necessary

  • Reach overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 

  • Occasionally bend, kneel, or crouch

  • Lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds 

  • Navigate hazards that are inherently present when working with tools and powered machinery

Benefits offered:

Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment

Paid vacation up to 10 days after 1 year of employment

Studio Manager

 

We are excited for a Studio Manager to join our team in planning, organizing, and overseeing production. Candidates should be highly proficient in hand tools, power tools, and heavy machinery.  Innovation and agility are required to develop and maintain production systems and equipment in a versatile working environment. We are seeking a motivated individual to work with our team in a pursuit of self improvement and company growth. Flexibility is required as specific responsibilities may change as the company evolves. Additionally, we need help strategizing the building, layout, and construction of a new stone processing facility.

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience and ability.

Full time/year round

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Develop and oversee the production processes and schedules

  • Identify areas of improvement proactively

  • Understand and implement all product processes

  • Ensure production is cost effective and time efficient

  • Maintain high standard of quality in products 

  • Work closely with maintenance, office, craftsperson(s), and clients

  • Uphold and implement Stone Designs policies and procedures 

  • Ensure health and safety guidelines are followed 

  • Identify training needs and ensure proper training is provided 

  • Willingness to complete additional maintenance tasks necessary to company upkeep

  • Proficient use of trade tools and machinery such as drills, saws, tractor and boom truck

  • Associates degree, engineering management/industrial technology (not required, but a huge plus!)

  • Knowledge of quality manufacturing processes and standards

  • LEAN Manufacturing experience or willingness to study

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Indoor/outdoor environment subject to changing conditions and temperatures exceeding 90 degrees fahrenheit at times, and below 20 degrees

  • Regular exposures to fumes, dust, odors, heights, and loud noises

  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work: tractor, boom truck, etc. 

  • Frequent communication with the public and staff

  • Able to see at varying distances to perform detailed work assignments

  • Stand for extended periods of time

  • Dexterous of hands and fingers to operate a variety of specialized tools and equipment when necessary

  • Reach overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 

  • Occasionally bend, kneel, or crouch

  • Lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds 

  • Navigate hazards that are inherently present when working with tools and powered machinery

Benefits offered

Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment

Paid vacation up to 10 days after 1 year of employment

Office Manager 

Stone Designs and the Granite Garden Gallery seek an experienced office manager. This is a multifaceted role in a small business/team environment. The office manager is responsible for various functions including financial oversight (working closely with an external accountant), product inventory and online store management. The office manager reports directly to the Business Manager and works closely with the Studio Manager. Other duties of this role are as needed and assigned.

 

Employment Type: Part time, 25 hours per week

Compensation is commensurate with experience and ability. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Keeps track of all monthly and yearly expenses

  • Works closely with bookkeeper and accountant 

  • Reports team member hours to payroll

  • File photos in appropriate locations

  • Managing online store (photographing new products, packaging/shipping, website updates)

  • Maintains personnel records and any additional records that reflect the current work assignment, organizational location and classification of each position 

  • Keep all calendars updated and managed

  • Manage emails and calls

  • Ordering studio and office supplies


 

Required qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (technical writing a plus)

  • The ability to self-prioritize and switch gears quickly as needed

  • Knowledge and comfortability analyzing income statements 

  • A firm understanding of basic accounting

  • Inventory management 

  • Experience with Google Drive and spreadsheets 

 

Benefits offered:

Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment

Paid vacation up to 10 days after 1 year of employment

If interested please email your resume and three references to info@stonedesignss.com.

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