Metal Shop Assistant 

Chicago Flyhouse seeks a Metal Shop Assistant to work with us to fabricate a wide array of items needed for our work in theaters, arenas, and more. Essential skills include MIG welding, drilling, cutting, grinding, layout, ability to read shop drawings, and attention to details like taking/reading accurate measurements and following specific instructions. 


Primary Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To:


  • Fabricate with metal- MIG welding, drilling, cutting, grinding, etc.
  • Work safely and efficiently with machine tools, hand tools, and a wide variety of materials and hardware
  • Read and interpret shop drawings
  • Layout projects with an awareness of shop organization and work flow
  • Maintain high shop organization standards
  • Promote overall shop cleanliness and tool maintenance
  • Practice safety policies
  • Adhere to project deadlines and find efficiencies when those timelines change
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities
  • Work well independently and as part of a team, able to problem solve in both scenarios
  • Focus on details and also see the overall, big picture of projects


  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to do repetitive manual tasks
  • Lift 150lbs
  • Be comfortable working at heights
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Background in theater or construction rigging is preferred but not required
  • Able to pass random drug tests to ensure safe working environment for all employees


  • Hourly position to start, with potential for growth
  • Flyhouse’s shop works Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with overtime hours as needed