Overview

WHAT: Woodworking & Millwork Full-time Machinery Operator

We’re currently hiring motivated, reliable, detail oriented experienced machinery operators who want to advance their career to join our team and help us continue growing. We have openings to run moulders, ripsaws and crosscut lines. We cross train so you will be able to work on more than one line.

Your primary responsibility will be to produce wood products to order & for stock, setup and maintain machinery, and ensure the parts coming off our machines meet our quality standards and exceed our customer’s expectations.

You will interact daily with the plant manager, as well as ownership. We are a hands on team.

Pay is negotiable and will be based solely on your experience, starting at $20/hr + overtime. This role is for active, hands on machinery operators.

At minimum, you should have:

  • Experience setting up machines and changing over on your own
  • Experience running and troubleshooting moulders or similar woodworking, metalworking or extrusion machinery
  • Experience & track record of maintaining your machine center: cleaning, oiling, etc.

To reach the maximum earnings potential for this role, you will need experience:

  • Drawing 2D CAD
  • Template making
  • Knife grinding and tooling experience
  • Knowledge of rough lumber & understanding of how to machine for maximum yield
  • Setting production schedules and coordinating across the team to achieve the company’s goals
  • Maintaining and working on machinery, including tearing down for regular maintenance
  • The ability to set and meet goals

You are a fit if you:

  • Get it
  • Want it
  • Have the capacity to do it

You must be able to work our regular schedule of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

WHY:

  • Ongoing training on some of the finest equipment in the world, with the opportunity to grow and advance with the company
  • Opportunity to work across different facets of the business
  • Competitive pay commensurate with your experience
  • Benefits after 90 days
  • Attendance bonus
  • Production bonus

WHO WE ARE:

Whitewater is a rapidly growing advanced manufacturer of solid wood components with a significant e-commerce presence. Our products are found in many of the finest commercial and residential buildings, professional sports venues, and stores of top brands in the world as well as homes & buildings across the lower 48 states.

Our Ethos: Whatever It Takes.

Each team member plays a role in contributing to the success of the company. This means showing up every day ready to do their job. We strive to maintain a high performance culture where each member of our team is valued, respected, and empowered to help push us forward.

  • Do the right thing – Whether it’s prioritizing safety or putting in the extra hours to ensure we’re on time, do right by the customer, by your coworkers, by yourself, and by the company.
  • Accountability – We don’t make excuses; we own our actions. When we make a mistake, we fix it.
  • Thoughtful –We think before we do. We pay attention to the little things: details matter.
  • Innovation – We maintain opens minds. We aren’t afraid to do things differently. We are willing to challenge “the way it’s always been done”.
  • Innovation: We’re pioneers in our field, we maintain an open mind and take a technology first approach.
  • Excellence – We aim to set the standard for the products we manufacture, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to do so.
  • Purpose – Everything we do, we do with purpose.
  • Solve the problem – If you encounter an issue, identify it, let your team know, and fix it.

We have over a 100-year history in the industry. We operate a lean organization where hard, smart work and teamwork all come together.

You’ll ensure our manufacturing lines are producing the finest products while running at full capacity. We believe we product the highest quality solid wood products in North America. You’ll also help out across the business, including with our fast growing e-commerce business, picking and packing orders to go out to customers.

Our facility is state of the art. We use the latest technology & computerized equipment, and we’re frequently adding and upgrading as we grow.

Hours:

  • Full Time
  • Monday through Friday with overtime available.

Salary:

  • Competitive – based on your experience
  • Starting wage based on requirements above $20/hr. Higher wage available with additional skills, knowledge & experience.

Job Duties:

  • Primary responsibility is to complete tasks at hand in a safe manner in all aspects of your work
  • Follow instructions & established procedures
  • Set up and operate machinery for each run in accordance with scheduled work
  • Read order, check specifications to determine correct settings and materials
  • Communicate with department head daily to achieve goals for production and quality
  • Inspect product upon start and completion of each run for quality, ensuring all quality control procedures are followed and parts are within spec
  • Complete report of each run following companies systems
  • Perform regular maintenance and cleaning daily, report any mechanical to the department head
  • Operate other machines including planer, rip saw, high-speed crosscut line, etc. as needed

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates have experience in manufacturing (preferably wood/lumber), operating machinery such an moulders, ripsaws, CNCs, presses or similar.
  • Show up every day: We’re a team, and everyone counts – you must be reliable, and show up on time five days a week to support your fellow team members.
  • Problem solver: when there’s an issue, you can identify it, bring it to the appropriate manager and assist in solving the problem
  • Accountability: takes ownership of role in the company & manufacture of products
  • Understanding of lumber species, grades, and rough mill production best practices a plus
  • Self-starting, clean attendance, results-driven, with a positive attitude
  • High School diploma or GED preferred but not required
  • Be compliant with all safety policies and always aware of others working with you
  • Previous experience operating woodworking machinery a plus
  • Comfortable working with wood in a production environment
  • Ability to use a computer for reports, update information, and communication
  • Must be able to read measuring devices including tape measures & digital calipers and follow directions using math skills
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods daily with eye-hand coordination
  • Must be able to work in manufacturing environment
  • Detail-oriented and well organized, strong problem-solving abilities
  • Be able to lift and move material continuously through the day up to 75lbs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interested in learning and advancing career
  • Complete scheduled daily production which may include overtime

Beneficial but not required:

  • Forklift experience/certification
  • Experience in lumber/wood/sawmill
  • CAD Experience
  • Tooling design
  • Production scheduling

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 40 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Work Location: In person