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Privateer Press Seeks Resin Casting Supervisor

The Resin Casting Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the resin casting department. He or she needs to ensure that all duties and responsibilities are completed at the appropriate times and is responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and nurturing high morale in the department.

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®, and board and card games including Bodgers® games, LEVEL 7 games, and the highly anticipated card game WARMACHINE High Command. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range.

We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to maintain our high standards for written clarity and detail accuracy.

Job Description

The Resin Casting Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the resin casting department. He or she needs to ensure that all duties and responsibilities are completed at the appropriate times and is responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and nurturing high morale in the department. Other responsibilities include the following:

• Manage the workflow of the resin casting personnel to ensure the highest productivity and efficiency while maintaining Privateer Press’ quality standards.
• Perform any necessary disciplinary actions when appropriate.
• Track inventory of supplies and ensure they are ordered when necessary.
• Monitor and enforce the highest level of safety standards in the department.
• Address any issues that arise during resin production and work to improve resin casting techniques in order to increase productivity and efficiency.
• Manage shift leads and personnel to accomplish resin casting department goals.
• Maintain an organized and clean resin casting area. Conduct training sessions for department personnel to ensure that they have enough knowledge of techniques and procedures to be as productive as possible and that they understand our quality control standards and continue to improve them.
• Maintain equipment in top working condition.
• Execute research and development projects with a high degree of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail. Help analyze results with management team members.
• Act as a liaison between resin casting and resin mold making. Maintain constant communication with the resin mold making department and track resin mold life to ensure mold productivity and efficiency.
• Learn basic resin mold making skills to better understand the mold making process.
• Communicate with the packing department on their restock and wave needs.
• Maintain a current and accurate record of cast parts for monthly releases in the current wave spreadsheet and update the casting book daily.

Required Skills

• Strong working knowledge of RTV silicone rubber molding techniques
• Strong working knowledge of urethane resin casting
• Successful experience working in a team environment and developing products with a multi-disciplinary team
• Relevant work experience in resin molding
• Relevant work experience in leadership role

Benefits


• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate

To Apply

1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .rtf format. (Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe.doc

3) Send your resume to jobs@privateerpress.com, and make sure the subject line says “Resin Casting Supervisor – [your name]”. Example: Resin Casting Supervisor – John Doe.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office. Applicants must reside in the greater Seattle area and/or be able to commute to Bellevue, WA.


Privateer Press Seeks Digital Sculptor

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ and the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine™ and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are a growing game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high quality miniatures.

Job Description
The Digital Sculptor will be part of Privateer Press’ award winning Studio team and will be responsible for sculpting 32mm heroic scale miniatures from detailed concept art under the direction of the Studio Director and Creative Director using digital sculpting programs.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Duties Include:
• Sculpting Miniatures utilizing digital software – Working from concept and pose sketches, create three-dimensional sculpts of the figures. Consult with Studio Director and Creative Director to ensure the themes and character of the figures are maintained, and render the work in progress of various stages of completion for approvals and creative feedback.
• Contribute to the studio’s creative process - As a member of the miniatures studio, the Digital Sculptor will often be called on to offer suggestions, critiques, and solutions for translating two-dimensional concept art into three-dimensional miniatures, whether on his own work or the work of other members of the studio.
• Prepare Final Sculpts for Rapid Prototyping – Breakdown final digital sculpts into complementary parts for Rapid Prototyping and adjust final sculpt as needed during the RP process.
• Additional Duties – Other various sculpting tasks as required.

Required Skills and Proficiencies
• Experience with Zbrush software. Knowledge of Maya, Rhino, Freeform/Claytools, and/or Solid Works a plus.
• Understanding and experience with digital sculpting process for 3-dimensional models.
• Acute attention to details with a strong understanding of how the details will read at scale.
• Patience, focus, and determination to see a project through completion
• Capability to work under the direction and needs of mold makers, production specialists, and artistic directors.
• Ability to keep cool and produce quality work under pressured deadlines

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies
• Familiarity with Privateer Press’ properties. These include WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Monsterpocalypse, Bodgers, Grind, and Formula P3.
• Familiarity with metal, resin, and plastic production methods
• A background in games or similarly creative job (e.g. skateboarding, video games, board games, comics, etc.)
• Experience working in a team environment
• Great sense of humor, the ability to quote movies (good and bad), and a desire to participate in the development of a fast-paced, growing company

Start Date: Immediate
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Product
Compensation: Negotiable


Application Process:
To apply for this position, applicants must perform the following steps:
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Word is preferred). Example: Mary_Smith.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Again, Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Prepare a photographic portfolio of prior modeling work (built models, conversions, sculpts, scratch-built miniatures, etc.) in a PDF. The file must not be larger than 2mb, and the filename should be your first and last name followed by “Portfolio,” separated by underscores. Example: Ralph_Hinkley_Portfolio.pdf
4) Send the files to jobs@privateerpress.com and make sure the subject line says “Modeler – [your name].” Example: Modeler – Suzy Queue.
5) Provide a print ready STL example of your work no larger that 30mb.