Machine Operator - Carpet Cushion - Elkhart, IN

Job Description

Carpenter Co.

Carpenter Co. is known far and wide as one of the most successful and innovative companies in the world. Since our founding in 1948, we have developed a corporate culture that has helped revolutionize the comfort cushioning industry. Today, with about 5,000 employees, 18 product divisions, 46 global divisions and $1.7 billion in sales, we manufacture more comfort cushioning products than any other company.

Carpenter Co. offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost/high benefit health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), profit sharing, education assistance, and paid time off. We offer long-term opportunities for our employees in a stable industry and clean working environment. Our Elkhart Branch employees average over 10 years of service with the company, and we'd like for you to join us!

Machine Operator

Operator all equipment in the carpet cushion department ( all equipment listed below) while meeting production and quality standards for the department. Collect appropriate data and document. Equipment: Baumer, Windup, Laminator, Baler, End sealer/Elevator, Glue Guns, Forklift will also be required to operator the Overhead Rebond Cranes on a rotational basis.

This position requires the following minimum qualifications:

  • Will also be trained to perform the following positions: Crane Operator & Gluing of slabs, Dock Checker & Dock Loader.
  • Machine operator experience preferred.
  • Must be capable of learning to safely and efficiently operate several pieces of equipment in the Dept.(Looper, Laminator, Windup, elevator, Bombay system and drive forklift)
  • Experience working with a team. Team orientated.
  • Must be able to do basic math including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Strong computer knowledge and ability to learn SAP system.
  • Must be forklift certified.
  • Must know how to accurately use a tape measure/Decimal gauge.
  • Frequently lift and maneuver carpet cushion rolls on and off the line weighing up to 80       lbs
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors and managers.
  • Must work overtime as needed on a limited notice to fill customer’s demands.
  • Will label rolls and load C/C rolls onto trucks using squeeze forklifts.
  • Maintain Value of Order in the Department.
  • Must be able to train on 1st shift(5AM-4PM) and also able to work flexible 2nd shift hours: 2PM-10PM or 4PM-12AM.


Skills / Requirements

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree Preferred.
  • One year machine operation experience and machine operating experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and be able to meet the physical requirements of this position with/or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, weekends, and holidays with little call in time.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Drug testing required.