Job Description

Highest production pay rate at plant after certification.

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Carpet Cushion Machine Operator on 2nd shift [1:30pm - 9:30pm] at our Elkhart, Indiana foam manufacturing plant. This position is responsible for operating all equipment in the carpet cushion department while meeting production and quality standards for the department.

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate both verbally and written with the department and supervisor. This position will also involve moving carpet cushion rolls which will require the safe operation of a forklift.

Additional responsibilities of the Carpet Cushion Machine Operator will include:

  • Visual inspection of assigned machine.
  • Watch for defects in the material.
  • Plan work flow with lead person or supervisor to ensure proper product is ready for the next production task.
  • Perform quality checks.
  • Proper operation of assigned machinery.
  • Ability to read and interpret a tape measure.
  • Minor machinery troubleshooting.

Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree Preferred.
  • One year manufacturing experience.
  • Machine operator experience required.
  • Basic Computer experience required and SAP preferred.

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

Important Notes

Highest production pay rate at plant after certification.

Carpenter Co. offers a comprehensive benefits package including excellent health insurance, generous profit sharing plan, and much more. We offer long-term career opportunities for our employees in a stable industry and clean working environment. We also offer tuition reimbursement to our employees after 1 year of service. Our Elkhart Branch employees average over 10 years of service with the company, and we'd like for you to join us!  To learn more, check us out at

2nd Shift Hours: Typically 1:30pm- 9:30pm [during peak production season start time might be later] must be able to train on 1st shift for a period of time