Saw Operator/Forklift Driver

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!

Chop Saw Operator / Forklift Driver

Perform final quality check on finished product and load on trailer per customer requirements. Communicates with department co-workers, manager, company and commercial drivers. Works in a normal production environment with exposure to temperature changes. Major challenges of the job involve the proper loading of trucks.

This position requires the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be Forklift Certified or have the ability to become certified immediately upon hire: able to safely and efficiently operate a forklift.
  • Will pull foam blocks from chop line and back fill stock.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Basic computer knowledge is necessary.
  • Will operate the Bun Chop Line as described in Chop Line Work Instructions.
  • Must be able to do basic math, and be able to accurately use a tape measure.
  • Perform length, height, and width quality checks with a tape measure.
  • Must maintain efficient operation of the chop saw to include cutting foam slabs to proper length.
  • Must be able to read Chop Schedule and run saw.
  • Attention to Value of Order is a must.
  • Attention to Detail is a must.
  • Must be able to work as a team and independently.
  • Must report conditions to his/her supervisor that may affect the operation of the chop saw.
  • Machine operator & forklift experience is preferred.
  • Two weeks of on the job training, minimum.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Job Requirements

  • High school education or GED.
  • Prior Fork Lift experience.
  • Some computer experience needed.
  • Basic reading and writing skills and be able to use simple math.
  • Read and interpret a tape measure.

Important Notes

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Drug testing required.

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.