W1027 - Flute Technicians Needed in Charlotte, NC
J.L. Smith is looking for skilled flute technicians to join our team. Flutists (as well as all musicians!) are discriminating about the quality and care of their instruments, and we're looking for colleagues who will bring that level of passion and detail to the set-up, maintenance, and repair of our client's instruments.

In addition to instrument repair and retail, J.L. Smith designs and builds tools and supplies for instrument makers around the world. We consider our repair shops the laboratories where we create and test prototypes for new pads, tools, and parts. Our technicians are directly involved in innovation and work at the forefront of current instrument building/repair technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Service instruments to the highest standards
  • Assess instruments and provide client estimates
  • Successfully and efficiently troubleshoot and complete repair work
  • Perform COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust) services and Mechanical Restorations
  • Maintain store stock
  • Inspect new inventory
  • Prepare instruments for trials, appointments, and shows
  • Evaluate pre-owned instruments for potential consignment/inventory purchases
  • Maintain an organized and clean work space
  • Provide feedback on various prototypes, parts, and supplies
Requirements:
  • 2 to 3 years' experience in wind instrument repair with emphasis on flute (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to perform a basic play test on flute and piccolo
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ability to interact with clients in a friendly manner
  • Strong curiosity and desire to learn
  • Able to organize and problem solve
  • Ability to perform at the highest level with strong commitment to craft and detail
Benefits include:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Matching 401(K)
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: lhannon@jlsmithco.com

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