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Neck Mill Sander

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United States
Base Salary
36k USD

Job Description

Within Fender Musical Instrument Corporation’s (“FMIC”) global Manufacturingteam, we are focused on delivering operational excellence to the business and our customers by promoting collaboration, building trust, and setting high standards. Our mission is to support and enable the makers who fuel the pursuit of musical expression. We are currently searching for an exceptional Sanderto join our team in Corona, CA.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

The Sander for Neck Mill will work exclusively in the sanding pre/post paint production process. The Sander will be responsible for the sanding and semi-finishing of electric guitar bodies. Sanding will be done in an up/down motion and counterclockwise motion; more specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for manually sanding guitars, quality control of production, make very minor corrections to irregularities and cleanup of immediate work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills so that effective is feedback is provided to Supervisor.
  • Contributes to department/unit teamwork, adapts to change and fast working environment
  • Ability to develop and/or implement new and improved ways of doing work. Makes suggestions to supervisor that could improve departmental effectiveness and better accomplish work goals.
  • Sanding skills, woodworking and finishing skills
  • Equipment Used: Metal Carts, Work Bench, cloth towels, air sander, sandpaper, air hoses, and dust face mask, power sander, air spray gun, air sander, sandpaper, wool pad, scotch brite, cloth, air hoses, and other paint and sanding supplies.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • 6 months – 1-year related experience and/or training, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Communicates and works well with others
  • Good hand dexterity
  • Read and interpret work instructions
  • Basic knowledge of the correct use of hand power tools
  • Guitar or musical background preferred but not required.
  • SUCCESSFUL Candidate MUST PASS E-Verify document/background check

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Fender is required by law in certain jurisdictions to include a pay scale in the job posting for this position. “Pay scale” means the salary or hourly wage range that Fender reasonably expects to pay for this position; it is neither a promise nor a guarantee of the compensation that the successful candidate will receive. The pay scale for this position takes into account the wide range of factors that Fender considers in making compensation decisions, including, without limitation: skill set, experience, and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. If this is a remote position, the pay scale disclosed herein may be adjusted further based upon the applicable geographic differential associated with the location from which the successful candidate will work. Please note that it is not typical for a Fender employee to be at or near the top of the pay scale for their role – especially as a new hire – and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Subject to the foregoing, the current pay rate for this position is $18.00 per hour.

Advice from our career coach

To succeed as a Sander at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Corona, CA, candidates should possess good verbal and written communication skills, teamwork abilities, adaptability to a fast-paced environment, and the capacity to suggest and implement process improvements. Specific tips to stand out as an applicant include showcasing sanding, woodworking, and finishing skills, highlighting experience in a manufacturing setting, demonstrating good hand dexterity, and communicating well with team members. Additionally, emphasize the ability to interpret work instructions, familiarity with hand power tools, and, although not required, a background in guitars or music. Successful candidates must also pass an E-Verify document/background check.

  • Showcase sanding, woodworking, and finishing skills
  • Highlight experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate good hand dexterity
  • Communicate effectively with team members
  • Emphasize the ability to interpret work instructions
  • Show familiarity with hand power tools
  • Highlight any background in guitars or music
  • Ensure readiness to pass an E-Verify document/background check

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Jul 11, 2024


36k USD

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