ESP Careers

ESP CAREERS: BE PART OF THE BEST

Located in North Hollywood, CA, The ESP Guitar Company is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of quality musical instruments. ESP brands include ESP Custom Shop, ESP Original Series, ESP/LTD Signature Series, ESP USA, ESP E-II, and LTD. ESP is also the US distributor of internationally renowned acoustic-electric guitar maker Takamine, as well as other brands. We are always looking for motivated people who have a passion about music and the tools used to make it. ESP has been named as one of the fastest growing guitar manufacturers. Our employees enjoy excellent compensation and benefits, a casual musician-friendly work environment, and much more.

The ESP Guitar Company is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT ESP

TITLE: WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Warehouse Operations Manager will oversee and direct all the related duties for ESP's Global Distribution Center. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in warehouse software systems along with being able to get the optimum performance from distribution team members

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Recruits, hires, and trains new warehouse employees. Coaches, counsels, schedules and disciplines current warehouse employees as needed by enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to creating and recommending strategic plans and reviews in order to achieve operational objectives. Resolves problems and identifies trends
  • Determines product handling and storage requirements to develop warehouse operations systems. Develops, implements, evaluates and enforces policies and procedures. Develops processes for receiving product, utilizing equipment, managing inventory and shipping product.
  • Develops and implements effective warehouse layout that accounts for product flow, equipment and product handling systems.
  • Establishes, follows and enforces safety standards and procedures in compliance with a healthy work environment and legal requirements.
  • Develops protection and access policies and coordinates security patrols to keep the property secure.
  • Participates in ongoing education to update job knowledge.
  • Manages all levels of employee safety and compliance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Responsible for facility maintenance, organization and adequate level of all warehouse related supplies and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to manage processes
  • Ability to manage team members effectively
  • Data entry management
  • Data entry and data processing skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Ability to accurately analyze information
  • Detail-oriented
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Experience with warehouse software (Microsoft Business Central preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Previous warehouse operations experience preferred (minimum 5 years)
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: WOOD SHOP LEAD TECHNICIAN

JOB SUMMARY

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the wood shop department within the ESP USA Guitar Manufacturing Facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Guitar building
  • Supervisory leadership
  • Assist with process improvement and design, development and implementation of departmental quality and process standards
  • Department inventory management
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency in completion of orders to meet production goals
  • Assist with production control within department
  • Quality management for personal work
  • Training of wood shop personnel, when assigned
  • Machine maintenance/set up

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Assist in directing/training Up to three (3) or more reports consisting of wood shop personnel, when assigned, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous woodworking experience in guitar manufacturing in a fast-paced production environment, specifically on neck thru body instruments preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of woodworking techniques, fixture/jig making, and process design.
  • Blueprint reading, preferred.
  • Prototyping/new model development from drawing to final product.
  • Previous knowledge and experience with CNC manufacturing techniques and machine operation Preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain monthly department output goals.
  • Must speak, read and write English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Exposure to loud noise, hot and cold temperatures/changes in climate, dust.
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: PAINT DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN

JOB SUMMARY

  • Perform the day-to-day responsibilities and duties of the paint department within the ESP USA Guitar Manufacturing Facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Surface preparation of wood items for paint application
  • Sealing/grain filling wood surfaces
  • Taping bindings and other non-painted surfaces
  • Detailing tape lines
  • Logo/decal application
  • Finish touch-ups
  • Color spraying
  • Clear coat spraying
  • Sanding and buffing of finished guitars
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency in completion of orders to meet production goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience sanding/buffing/polishing of urethane and polyester resin clear coated finishes.
  • Previous painting experience in guitar manufacturing within a fast-paced production environment.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of HVLP painting techniques.
  • Paint equipment cleaning.
  • Previous knowledge and experience with surface preparation and painting of guitars or related industries, such as autobody shops, cabinet finishing shops.
  • Ability to follow instruction and maintain monthly output requirements/goals.
  • Must speak, read, and write English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Exposure to loud noise, hot and cold temperatures/changes in climate, dust, hazardous chemicals, paint fumes
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: WOOD SHOP TECH

JOB SUMMARY

  • Perform the day-to-day responsibilities and duties of guitar manufacturing within the wood shop of the ESP USA Guitar Manufacturing Facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Processing raw lumber
  • Cutting of wood materials
  • Glue-up of wood bodies, tops, fingerboards
  • Rough wood shaping and final sanding
  • Fingerboard shaping/radiusing
  • Fret installation
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in guitar manufacturing and production
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of wood shop processing in a guitar production setting to meet monthly goals/quotas
  • Use of wood shop machinery (Jointers, planers, thickness sanders, bandsaws, presses, routers, and other tooling
  • Previous experience performing wood repairs (Swelling out dents, wood filler/putty, and other blemish corrections)
  • Experience in wood sanding/shaping/cutting/gluing
  • Able to work with limited direction when necessary with ability to multitask
  • Must speak, read and write English
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: GUITAR TECH

JOB SUMMARY

  • Inspect and set-up ~30 guitars a day.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Specific education in guitar set-up and maintenance is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Must have 5+ years guitar or bass playing experience with some basic set-up knowledge.
  • Must have knowledge of standard set-up equipment (tools).
  • Must speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Job hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, with occasional overtime.
  • Looking for hard-working and punctual techs who are willing to put in a Saturday or two out of the month if necessary.
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: LINE PACKER

JOB SUMMARY

  • Pack, scan and invoice outgoing product. Load and offload containers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Scan product accurately per internal sales order
  • Properly pack product to avoid shipping damage
  • Invoice customers for all outgoing product, per internal sales order
  • Remove completed, ship-ready product from QC
  • General housekeeping and clean-up duties of personal workstation
  • Assist in product shelving, as needed
  • Unload incoming ocean containers
  • Load delivery trucks with package ship-ready product
  • General warehouse housekeeping and clean-up duties

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous warehouse experience a plus.
  • General computer literacy
  • Must speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: PICKER

JOB SUMMARY

  • Pick and shelve product

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Pick product from warehouse shelves per sales orders
  • Submit products to QC for inspection
  • Remove completed products from QC
  • Submit shippable product to line packers
  • Shelve new product appropriately
  • Load and unload live shipments and deliveries
  • Scan incoming ocean container PO’s
  • Fill special orders upon request
  • General warehouse housekeeping and clean-up duties
  • Forklift certified; shelve and retrieve inventory with forklift

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be forklift certified
  • Some computer literacy
  • Must speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift.
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

MORE ESP CAREERS

TITLE: FINAL ASSEMBLY TECH

JOB SUMMARY

  • Perform the day-to-day responsibilities and duties of guitar manufacturing within the final assembly department of the ESP USA Guitar Manufacturing Facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assemble components/wiring harnesses
  • Fret dress
  • Assembly prep (drill holes/ream holes, install parts, electronic wiring, set-up, cut/shape bone nuts, minor finish repairs, final inspection, and packing of instrument)
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in guitar manufacturing and production operations.
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of guitar final assembly and set-up in a production setting to meet monthly goals/quotas
  • Must speak, read and write English
  • Previous experience performing finish repairs (buffing scratches, correcting minor imperfections)
  • Experience in reading wiring schematics/installation diagrams
  • Able to work with limited direction when necessary with ability to multitask

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Exposure to loud noise, hot and cold temperatures/changes in climate, dust.
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com

TITLE: CNC AND PROCESS ENGINEER

JOB SUMMARY

  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities and duties of general production engineering, CNC operation, and programming within the wood shop of the ESP USA Guitar Manufacturing Facility.
  • This position in the ESP USA Manufacturing Facility is responsible for the following functions:
    • New process design and improvement of existing production processes.
    • New model prototyping.
    • Fixture and jig making.
    • Operate CNC machine to promote efficient production flow in wood shop department, prepare or install wood items for machining, provide machined items to wood shop production staff, make necessary updates/improvements to existing programs, create new model programs and necessary fixturing, perform basic preventative maintenance/inspection of CNC machine, alert manager of mechanical issues.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Basic qualifications include, but not limited to:
    • Advanced knowledge of CNC operation; Fadal preferable (Expert highly desired)
    • Advanced knowledge of CNC programming using various platforms of CAD-CAM software (Expert highly desired)
    • General engineering of production processes; design, improvement.
    • Hands-on guitar design, prototyping, and building.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience in guitar manufacturing and production operations.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Certification in CNC operation and programming preferred.
  • Must speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Exposure to: loud noise, sharp tools, dangerous machinery, hot and cold temperatures/changes in climate, dust.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Looking for an inquisitive, production-minded self-starter who is excited to solve problems using out-of-the box thinking!
Inquire about this position at careers@espguitars.com