Restoration Fabricator

Title: Restoration Fabricator

Reports To: Shop Foreman 

Location: Tacoma, WA

Employment: Full-time (Overtime and Weekends when required)


  • $32.50-$50.00/hr, rate dependent upon experience
  • Co-pay Medical and Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Paid Vacation and sick days + holiday pay

Summary Description: At Griot’s Motors we are building a team of experts who know how to complete a restoration project to the highest caliber. We are currently in need of an experienced fabricator to aid in aspects of the restoration that included panel replacement, rust removal and panel fabrication, fabrication of engine components for custom applications, and other opportunities that will require creative problem solving and fabrication using various materials.

Primary Position Requirements:

  • Highly skilled in cutting, bending, shaping and fitting of steel and aluminum panels using common fabrication equipment
  • Experience in expertly using hand tools to address irregularities in body panels before refinishing
  • Basic understanding of woodworking tools
  • Proficient in welding processes including Tig welding of steel, stainless steel and aluminum with high quality in regards to structural integrity and aesthetics
  • Experience using CAD software, 3d printing, and laser/water jet processes desirable
  • Maintain clean, orderly, and organized workspace
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary
  • Candidate should be capable and willing to perform tasks and research independently.


  • Highly self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team environment and accomplish goals of the business to satisfy customer goals and needs in a professional and timely manner
  • Highly receptive and agreeable to specific instructions related to the Griot’s Motors standards of quality
  • Focus on learning, development of skills, and growth over time.


  • Minimum 3 years experience in fabrication environment preferably working with classic or collectible automobiles


    We value individuals capable of maintaining a positive “can-do” attitude, a strong work ethic and the persistence to keep trying. This means you should be able to take feedback and critique of your work patiently and with an open mind. Candidate must be self-motivated and driven to exceed expectations. Also important is a good sense of humor, ability to take direction, integrity and the curiosity and drive for constant self-improvement.  


    We ask that candidate provide support for industry experience through references from previous clients, employers or certifications. 

    Cognitive Skills

    Candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and learn quickly from failures or mistakes. Candidate will be a natural problem solver, and maintain patience and professionalism in dealings with clients. 


    We look for habits in candidates such as:

    • Punctuality
    • Maintaining a clean workspace
    • Maintaining a professional appearance
    • Good management of time and deadlines

    Work Environment (Fit)

    • Position requires willingness and ability to work overtime when required to meet deadlines.
    • Candidates should be prepared to enter a workspace dedicated to excellence and constant improvement. We value openness and honesty, and also expect feedback on what could be done better.
    • We expect candidates to execute their work diligently and without prompting or hand holding. 
    • We value creativity and a desire to problem solve. 
    • We value cleanliness very highly, your work space should reflect this.

    About Griot’s Motors

    Griot’s Motors is a Restorations, Sales, and Service business that lives to connect great people with great cars. In all businesses, but ours especially, reputation is everything. Griot’s Motors has a reputation for:

    Excellence: The ability to produce the highest quality in all that we do, and the attitude to accept nothing less.

    Integrity & Honesty: We strive to consistently, transparently and reliably do the right things for our clients and employees. 

    Perseverance: We keep our cool and maintain the quality of work through the many and various challenges encountered.

    Attitude: Smiling, positivity, laughter and encouragement are what we like. Check your ego at the door.

    About the Owner

    The Owner is analytical and detail oriented; you can expect to be questioned often and at length about seemingly small details. The Owner is patient and takes time to consider and weigh all options based on facts. The more facts you can provide, the better. Showing up late, unmotivated to work, or having a bad attitude will not be tolerated. The Owner is a happy, family oriented and positive person who ultimately wants to provide a workplace where other hard-working individuals can be positive and enthusiastic about what they do and have fun while doing it.