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Ready to join a team of talented artists and craftsmen, all driven by a shared passion for climbing and the outdoors? Vertical Solutions is the nation’s premier domestic resource for indoor rock-climbing walls, holds, flooring, equipment, and consulting. We pride ourselves in delivering highly aesthetic, best-in-class products and services to help aspiring gym owners, managers, and route setters bring their visions to life. Owned and operated right here in Salt Lake City, all our products are made in the USA- from home climbing walls and commercial climbing gyms to custom projects such as front desks, dog runs, and volleyball courts. If our clients can dream it, we can do it.

THIS ROLE: Operate woodworking machines such as bandsaws, jointers, planers, and a variety of other machines and hand tools to cut and shape parts for stock, or to finish and assemble for various climbing gym construction projects. Responsible for performing manufacturing and production assembly tasks thoroughly and efficiently, while ensuring that your work meets set quality standards. Minimum of 2 years rough and finish carpentry experience is required & trade school experience is preferred.



You know aesthetics matters. You work carefully and efficiently and you take pride in the quality of what you produce. You are an expert craftsman, and you want to be involved in purposeful work with legacy efficacy. You are psyched to be part of an amazing team building beautiful pieces of art to share with the climbing community.


You understand the importance of precision, and you are committed to supporting your team by ensuring what they receive from you fits the first time. Your eye for process improvement and commitment to quality control ensures you do not perform at status quo – you push your team and company to new heights (no pun intended).



Indoor rock climbing has become an incredibly popular mainstream sport and will soon be featured in the Olympic Games. Nearly every state in the nation is now home to at least one rock climbing gym, and all forecasts predict the sport will only continue to grow. We intend to grow with it!

Like all industries, there are some who do it poorly, some who do it well, and some who do it best. Vertical Solutions, the nation’s largest domestic climbing wall manufacturer, does it best. We build indoor climbing walls throughout the country with distinctive materials that set us apart from (and above) the competition, and we have set the industry standard for design and aesthetics. Our walls are fabricated at our headquarters in Salt Lake City by an expert team of carpenters and welders and shipped to job sites across the country for assembly by our traveling field crew. VS also produces a full fleet of climbing holds and pads, and offers in-depth business development consulting, making us the only true full-service gym builder in the U.S.. The rapid expansion of our company and industry ensures ample opportunity for career development and upward mobility.



  • Build a variety of part and assemblies, from wall part to architectural cabinetry and furniture.
  • Handles tools of various types including heavy machinery;
  • Reads plans and blueprints to make sure the diagrams meet specifications;
  • Use general construction techniques to produce
  • Use lean concepts for individual tasks;
  • General labor work (e.g. Sweep, clean up job site, run errands, use hammer and saw, demolition, etc.)
  • Keep a clean, organized working environment and assist in maintaining machinery and tools;
  • Additional duties may be assigned in various functions of Vertical Solutions.


  • Minimum one year of on-the-job construction training, apprenticeship or a 2-year associate degree in Construction;
  • Rough carpentry required;
  • Finish carpentry a bonus;
  • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment;
  • Communicate progress and arising problems with team leaders/project foreman;
  • Ability to complete repetitive tasks while maintaining quality and production standards;
  • Wear company provided safety equipment IE (harness, hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses).
  • Ability to use and read measuring tape;
  • Reliable, shows up to shift on time each day;
  • Proactive, self-starter, positive attitude;
  • Well-developed time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment;
  • Ability to work and participate effectively in a team environment;
  • Valid driver license;
  • Forklift certification preferred;
  • OSHA 10 or 30 preferred;
  • Welding certification a bonus.


  • Ability to stand on your feet the majority of the day;
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.;
  • Stooping and bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist;
  • Regularly works at heights (scissor lifts, boom lifts);
  • Potential exposure to hazardous chemical materials;
  • Noise level is typical of that found in a manufacturing environment;
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions.
  • Regular and repetitive use of hands to handle, feel and operate machinery;
  • Crouching, kneeling, twisting, reaching, climbing, pushing and pulling;
  • The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways;
  • Potential exposure to weather and environmental conditions.

Vertical Solutions is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity environment of mutual respect for all its people. This work atmosphere is available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Vertical Solutions strongly believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our teams is critical to our success as an organization. We are driven to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. As such, we highly encourage those with diverse backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@vsclimbing.com