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 immediate openings for Mattress Line Workers in our Laminated Mattress Department on 1st shift [6am start time] at our Elkhart, Indiana foam manufacturing plant. These positions are responsible for producing specific products(s) for external customers in an efficient, safe and productive environment meeting the demands established by a daily production schedule and customers specifications. The hourly starting pay rates for these positions is $22.45 to $23.31 per hour. 

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 maintain daily communication with Quality Control, Department Manager and other employees in the department to make sure that all products being manufactured will meet the requirements and specifications of the customer. This position will also involve learning the many varieties of mattress manufactured by this department.

Additional Responsibilities of these positions include the following:

  • Must be able to read and understand the labeling process.
  • Must maintain a neat, orderly, and safe work environment.
  • Must learn the different types of mattresses produced and the configuration of each.
  • Must be able to box, label & package mattresses per customer specifications.
  • Must be able to build mattresses in an efficient manner.
  • Must be able to feed toppers through the laminator, operate the sock closer and banding machine..
  • May need to be able to maneuver and lift materials and finished products weighing up to 50 pounds individually (in a team lift up to 90 pounds with other operators), depending on position.
  • Must be able to use hand scanner and read the daily production schedule.
  • Must be able to learn to operate the destacker machine.
  • Must maintain Value of Order and organize the storage areas.
  • Must fully understand quality standards as prescribed by management.
  • Will assist with monthly inventory, as required.
  • Must be able to also work in the kitter area, as needed.
  • Must be able to read and interpret a tape measure.

Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree preferred.
  • One year manufacturing experience
  • One year of assembly experience preferred.
  • Must be able to use computerized equipment in day to day operations and have computer knowledge.
  • Must be able to lift mattresses in a team with other operators, up to 90 pounds the entire production shift.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug tests 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. 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: 2:00pm start (work 8 - 10 hours per shift, depending on production schedule)