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Shop Manager


Houston, TX

We are seeking a Shop Manager to manage a variety of operational aspects of our facility. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing a fabrication shop, have the ability to juggle a large variety of tasks across multiple timelines, and have basic construction skills. The position will report to the Project Manager and will directly supervise the Facilities team.     

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Building Maintenance
  • Supervise all aspects related to the functionality of the building, including: electricity, water, HVAC, roof leaks  
  • Communicate with building management and contractors 
Tool Inventory/Maintenance
  • Build and maintain a tool inventory system
  • Coordinate maintenance of all tools, including large shop equipment (CNC, table saw, robot arm, forklifts)
Consumable Inventory Tracking
  • Track inventory and consumption of frequently-used materials around the shop, such as fasteners, lumber, metal, paint, and abrasives
  • Submit timely purchase requests and avoid inventory shortages
Company Vehicle Maintenance
  • Ensure company vehicles are kept in working order
  • Coordinate annual inspections and registrations
Health & Safety Protocols
  • Maintain a safe work environment free of hazards and keep first aid stations current
  • Inform and enforce safety policies and procedures
  • Hold monthly safety meetings and perform random safety checks
Incoming/Outgoing Product Logistics
  • Ensure incoming deliveries are accurately labeled, stored, and distributed
  • Plan daily routes for pick-ups and deliveries with driver(s)
  • Ensure that outgoing items are artfully wrapped, packed, loaded, and secured for transport
General Shop Upkeep
  • Use Trello task management software to delegate and organize task list
  • Maintain a tidy and organized shop with effective storage to maximize available space
  • Coordinate with facilities team, fabricators, and other employees to move products through the fabrication and installation processes    

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong familiarity with employee management, warehouse principles, construction materials, tools, inventory management, and safety
  • Ability to work individually as well as manage a team to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate multitasking and organizational skills
  • Safely operate a forklift, company vehicles, and equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and vendors, show initiative, and fit into an interdepartmental environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license
  • 2+ years of warehouse and/or shop management experience
  • When necessary, a willingness to work longer days, nights, or weekends to meet project deadlines

Work Environment

  • Must be able to remain standing approximately 80% of the time
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, reaching
  • Must follow company safety policies
  • Work areas are occasionally loud and not always climate controlled 


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available with 50% company contribution
  • Paid time off and 6 paid holidays
  • 401k match after 1 year of employment
  • Yearly safety shoe allowance

Job Type: Full-time (Monday - Friday)

Pay: $50k - $70k annually, based on experience

This job description is intended to provide an overview of the job and the general nature and level of work to be performed. This description is not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position. Rootlab is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

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