Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Co., we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Co. could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Machine Operator(s) on 1st shift at our Ferdinand, IN foam manufacturing plant. This position is responsible for the safe operation of a specific piece of equipment used to manufacture components for internal and external customers according to daily production schedules.  

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 involve a combination of machine operation.

Additional responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Good attendance, while demonstrating safe working habits and attitude
  • Coordinate with supervisor/manager the daily cutting sequence
  • Input cutting programs on VCC machines and process cutting operations accordingly
  • Sort trim from finished product after completion of cutting process
  • Perform quality inspection of finished product for accuracy
  • Clean and perform preventative maintenance inspection of the machines daily
  • Report product deficiencies or equipment malfunctions to the proper personnel immediately

Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • 1+ year(s) manufacturing experience / machine operator experience preferred
  • Must have basic math skills and the ability to read and interpret a tape measure
  • Basic computer experience; working knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to work extended hours as production warrants
  • Willingness to cross train on other machines

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment. 

Important Notes

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. To learn more, check us out at