Experienced Crate Builder - Custom Crating - NC


The Company

Atelier 4 Inc, known as the leaders in fine art logistics for 33 years in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Charlotte seeks an energetic person to fill the role of Experienced Crate Builder - Custom Crating in our Charlotte office (Eagle Lake Area). Atelier 4 Inc has always set itself apart from other logistic carriers with their innovative & highest quality of service.

Position Summary

We are seeking a safety-minded Crate Builder for full-time employment in our newly purpose built Charlotte woodshop to be a key contributor in assuring our services meets or exceeds our customers’ expectations. At Atelier 4, we specialize in crating and packing of all forms of fine art and work on many challenging and exciting projects. This job offers a unique insight into the art world from the perspective of the artist, gallery, museum, and collector. Atelier 4 Inc. provides installation, transport, packing and crating for all forms of fine art. All applicants must have positive, progressive attitudes and experience working in groups.


Job duties

  • Measure, cut, assemble wood crates, packing cases, and customized containers

  • Follow written plans and building instructions assuring quality in construction & assembly

  • Cut & shape interior foams, packing trays, receive training in placement of artwork

  • Clean equipment, tools, and shop areas to maintain orderly & safe operation

  • Compliance with general safety & OSHA regulations



  • 2 years plus in crating and carpentry work experience including understanding basic carpentry techniques using saws (table & chop), routers, pneumatic nail and staple guns, lamination, glue application and various power and hand held tools.

  • Experience as a woodworker with a hands-on background in crating, creative/sculptural wood work, cabinetry, furniture making or general carpentry is a plus

  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

  • On time and deadline oriented

  • Knowledge of fragile goods handling or foam-fit packing is a plus

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Regular and predictable attendance

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds as part of the daily activity

  • Ability to work extended periods of standing, bending, lifting and/or driving

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others (verbally and in writing)

  • Drug Free environment / safe work environment

  • Training will be provided in company methods and protocols in crate building. Training will take place in the NYC office as well as on-site in Charlotte

  • Some travel may be required for site visits to assess crating needs (company funded)

  • Full –time work – NOT gig work

How to Apply

The Benefits

  • Medical -100% employer paid medical base plan for employee only (as well as additional plans), Dental & Vision coverage after eligibility period

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday pay

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Access to training programs and resources to ensure your success.

  • Opportunities for professional growth

Job Location

Charlotte, NC

Work hours: generally 9:00am to 5:00pm

Pay Range: $21 to $25 per hour DOE


Qualified candidates submit resume to work@atelier4.com. We will contact only the most qualified candidates. Thank you for your interest in Atelier 4! Atelier 4 Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on June 6