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Window Restoration Shop Technician Opening

January 18 - February 9

Hayes Window Restoration, Minneapolis, MN

Our trade requires a true desire to work with one’s hands, the ability to learn quickly, and the propensity to work independently with great attention to detail. We are currently hiring 1-2 shop technicians to perform window sash restoration and repair work in our 4,000 square foot restoration workshop in south Minneapolis.

As a shop technician, you’ll be performing the hands-on restoration work to bring new life to historic (pre-1940) window sash that will later be installed by our field technicians. You will take window sash through the entire restoration process, from stripping paint, putty, and stain to light woodworking and epoxy repairs, cutting glass and replacing broken panes, to new putty and finish work that includes shellac/staining and painting. We work in small teams where everyone gets trained in all areas of window sash restoration. Due to this approach, there is a lot of variety in the tasks you will learn and perform daily. Seeing these projects through to completion is hugely rewarding to those who value the character of old houses and who share our desire to keep our city’s existing building materials intact and viable for future generations.

Because of the depth of training involved, we hope to add people to our team who will find this work as rewarding as we do and who can stick with our company as a great way to grow and make a steady income with predictable hours. With experience on our team, leadership opportunities will become available for the right individuals.


  • Eager to learn and able to pick up new skills
  • Hard working with a generally positive attitude
  • Know when to ask questions and seek guidance from colleagues
  • Ability to persevere in the face of challenges
  • Great attention to detail
  • Can work well with others and communicate effectively
  • Share our company values of inclusion, integrity, dependability, and responsibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and keep a steady, productive pace

Prior experience with glazing/putty, painting, or woodworking is preferred but not required. More important than prior experience is the right attitude and aptitude to learn our restoration approach.

Schedule: Monday through Thursday 8:00-5:00. One Friday per month (typically 8:00-10:00am) is for staff meetings and professional development, workshops, or community-oriented projects. This is a full-time, year-round position.

  • $18-$22/hour depending on experience

Click here for more information and apply!

This posting on CHT will close 2/9/24.


January 18
February 9
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Hayes Window Restoration
​4439 Hiawatha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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