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 an Operator A - Relief Operator Bed Toppers Mfg - 3rd Shift Start time 7:00 pm - overtime as needed

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. As the Operator A, you will be expected to be responsible for the efficient operation of several saw machines in the department to produce quality cut foam material to meet a daily production schedule for external customers. Forklift certification may be required and will be provided. 

This is a Relief Operator position that will be doing a variety of positions as needed in the department and depending upon staffing needs for the day.

Position must maintain daily communication with Quality Control, Department Manager and department personnel to make sure that the needs of all internal and external customers through scheduled cutting instructions.

The position works in a normal manufacturing environment with exposure to temperature changes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have the ability to read a basic tape measure.

Must have basic reading, writing and math skills.

Must have some computer experience and be able to use a computer in day to day operations.

Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, weekends, holidays and call-in with little notice.

Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Must have the ability to perform minor maintenance on the machinery.

Must have the ability to become a Certified Forklift Operator, if needed.

Must be able to lift or adjust heavy pieces of foam - 35 to 50 lbs

Skills / Requirements

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to read and completely understand the labeling process and read and write English.
  • Must maintain a neat, orderly, and safe work environment.
  • Operates a variety of machines as needed including Slitter saw and Railsaw within the established operating standards.
  • Verify proper operations of the equipment and report problems to the Supervisor and/or maintenance.
  • Manual adjustments depending upon the product specifications.
  • Conducts quality checks on all materials to ensure the product meets all specifications.
  • Monitors the equipment to make sure that downtime is kept to a minimum.
  • Records pertinent data into the recording system.
  • Must follow a prepared production schedule to cut slabs of foam into useable components for internal and external customers.
  • Must follow work instructions to maintain quality requirements.
  • Must adjust the cutting schedule to insure the most efficient use of each slab of foam.
  • Must communicate with management to insure the proper labeling of cut blocks.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Important Notes

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.

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