Careers

Metal Parts Finisher (Full Time)

This role encompasses quality control aspects of processing metal parts used in the building of clarinets including inspection, POLISHING and Buffing and would be suitable for someone with EXPERIENCE IN JEWELRY MAKING or any craft hobbies requiring precision and attention to detail. 

Because of the highly-specialized nature of this position, we provide apprentice level training where you would work as part of a team to accomplish the tasks required.   We are looking for someone who is VERY DETAIL ORIENTED WITH METICULOUS STANDARDS, but specific previous work experience is not necessary.  This is a unique opportunity to learn a skilled trade. 

About the Job:

This role is hands on work and would include receiving different parts, inspecting them for quality, checking for flaws and polishing, grinding, shaping and cleaning before shipping them out for gold and silver custom plating, followed once again by quality control inspection. This is a production style job involving various hand tools and can be repetitive work once you are familiar with it.    You are recognized for your individual contributions.

WE PAY FOR YOUR BENEFIT PLAN (There are also benefits for your spouse, and dependents) including extended medical, dental, life insurance, critical illness, accidental death and dismemberment, sick and bereavement leaves as well as safety boots and other personal protective equipment

About us:

Backun is an internationally renowned clarinet manufacturer based in Burnaby, and uses the most advanced technology in our processes, producing some of the finest clarinets in the world.  You can get a better feel for who we are at www.backunmusical.com 

Starts:  When we find the right candidate

About you:

  • You must be someone who will fit into our collaborative, inclusive work environment. We value commitment from people
  • You should be able to demonstrate an interest and experience in hands on hobbies or work at various points in your life.  (jewelry making, model building, crafting, LEGO, and knitting counts) This is a job which involves working with your hands.  Have you worked with small hand tools?
  • You have an eye for visual detail and perfection with good hand/eye coordination – not quite obsessive about it, but almost
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE MUSICAL FOR THIS JOB 

If you believe that you are the right person for this position, PLEASE SEND US A COVER LETTER with your resume and let us know why!  We would love to hear about your related interests, abilities or education, whether part of your work experience or not.  Resumes may be addressed to:  Human Resources Manager

Please send requested documents to: esther@backunmusical.com

 


 

Production Team Member (Full Time)

This role encompasses polishing and gluing of rare hardwoods, quality control and other precision work with parts in the building of clarinets. (Note:  no musical experience whatsoever is required) This role would be suitable for someone with experience with various hands-on work in areas such as craft hobbies requiring precision and attention to detail.  Because of the highly-specialized nature of this position, we provide lots of training as you work as part of a team to accomplish the tasks required.  We are looking for aptitude and attitude as well as any related skills.  It is necessary for the successful candidate to have meticulous standards and an eye for detail. 

About us:

Backun is an internationally renowned high end clarinet manufacturer based in Burnaby. Our advanced manufacturing facility focuses on a high quality finished product producing some of the finest clarinets in the world.  You can get a better feel for who we are at www.backunmusical.com  We believe in team support and ongoing training as well as challenging our employees to take initiative and ‘owning’ their jobs.

About the Job:

This entry level position is hands on work and includes, hand finishing, polishing and reaming using hand tools as well as lathes, and inspecting parts for quality.  This is a production style job and involves repetitive work once you are familiar with the system.  Salary commensurate with abilities and experience.  Employer Paid Benefits package is yours after the 90 day probationary period.

Reports to:

Production Manager

Starts:  Immediately

About you:

  • You must be someone who will fit into our collaborative, inclusive work environment. We are successful together as we develop, learn and grow. 
  • You should be able to demonstrate an interest and experience in hands-on hobbies or work at various points in your life.  (Lego, wood working, jewelry making, model building counts) This is a job which involves working with your hands.  Have you worked with small hand tools?  We will train you
  • You should have exacting attention to detail – not quite obsessive about it, but almost. 
  • You have an eye for visual detail with good hand/eye coordination
  • You have a commitment to striving for perfection and focus on continuous improvement because of who you are as a person.

Please expand on your interest in this position in your cover letter.  We are not looking for a standard cover letter here.  This is your opportunity to let us know your passions, your interests and why you think you would be a great fit.  Tell us about yourself and what you have built, created, fixed, or designed.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Esther@backunmusical.com

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

CG Crystal Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal
Matte 1.19 mm Medium Long
CG Crystal Plus Glossy 1.19 mm Medium Long

CG Crystal Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm

CG Crystal Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm

 

 

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre