Job Description

Carpenter Co. has immediate openings for Production Operators on 1st and 2nd shift  at our Lakeland manufacturing plant.  Starting hourly compensation of $15.49 with a rate increase at 90 days.   We are currently offering a weekly attendance bonus as well! The Production Operator will perform all functions associated with the production of Lakeland products.

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 perform all functions within a normal production environment including regular interaction and communication with fellow employees, operator/lead person and area supervisor.  


  • Operate all designated equipment
  • Understand how to read and interpret a tape measure
  • Identify and remove raw materials from inventory or receive from proceeding process.
  • Properly maintain inventory and production documentation.
  • Perform machine-specific operating tasks in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Navigate through and understand production schedules
  • Communicate with material handler for needed blocks
  • Use RF scanners to scan material for consumption
  • Other duties as assigned


1st Shift

  • Monday-Friday,  6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Must be able to work 8 -10 hours, determined by production needs
  • Occasional Saturdays


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 1 Floating Holiday
  • 2 Personal Days
  • Generous Vacation
  • Weekly attendance bonus

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer experience necessary
  • Must be able to read and interpret a tape measure 
  • Prior Experience in a manufacturing environment desired
  • Must be able to stand/walk 8-12 hours.
  • Forklift experience a plus

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.