set builder, Americas Concept Design – Seattle, WA 248 views

Job Summary and Mission

This job contributes to Starbucks success by creating full scale store mock-ups and models to support our store concepts, store design, and store development process. The set builder enables store designers to cycle through design ideas quickly by translating sketches and drawings into full-scale mock-ups and models. The set builder will work alongside designers to continually modify and update the mock-ups. The mockups need to be strong and high quality enough to be safe for interacting with, but are not built for permanence. Their quality needs to be high and finished enough to clearly demonstrate an idea without poor build quality interfering.

On occasion the set builder will also be asked to build full scale casework construction details for purposes of understanding joinery, material quality, and aesthetics. These details may be bar counters, retail fixtures, etc. These detail pieces may be made of wood, concrete, metal, or other construction materials.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Build full-scale, low-fidelity, temporary retail spaces (mock-ups) in a warehouse or design studio environment with speed and efficiency.

Materials will include lumber 2×4’s, honeycomb cardboard panels, foam core panels, etc.

Collaborate with store designers to execute their design updates to the mock-ups on an iterative & continual basis.

Take responsibility and ownership over the set building process and evolve the process to increase speed and cost efficiency

Build high-finish casework details to aid the store design process.

Manage 3rd party fabricators, material suppliers and vendors, freelance builders

Be experienced and proficient in the use of a fully equipped woodshop, including tablesaw, bandsaw, various hand and power tools.

Be curious and innovative and not afraid to explore unconventional ways of doing things Summary of Experience

3-5 years of experience in set building, millwork, or carpentry

Basic Qualifications



Sketching & Drafting (Revit a plus)

Cost estimating

Nice to have Qualifications

Knowledge of CNC milling processes

Lighting & basic electrical

Basic Metal working skills. Welding, cutting, shaping

Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.

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