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Specialized Machinist 


The Specialized Machinist is responsible for the operation of specialized manufacturing machines (beam saw, CNC, flat table router, edgebander, moulder) including complicated set-ups, computer programming and material processing.


The focus of this job is on producing high quality, detailed work based on established standards, guidelines and procedures. Precise, consistent work output is essential requiring patience and a willingness to handle and complete one task at a time. The job environment is stable, based on known relationships with people and well-defined processes. Job knowledge and competency is built through structured step-by-step training and positive, supportive coaching from management and peers. Communication with others is based on knowledge of repetitive job routines and procedures gained from sufficient on the job experience. Consistent, error free work based on defined regulations and standards are key measures of job performance success. The job environment promotes steady, methodical work output so that job routines can be completed on time and error-free. This position is designed to develop a valued technical expert, who, recognized and supported by management and a stable work environment, can deliver quality work on a consistent basis.

Job Characteristics
  • Steady, even pace to promote accuracy and quality of work

  • Repetitive routines

  • Complete set of procedures and tasks completed before new ones are begun

  • Technical/analytical focus

  • Work within established systems, standards, and procedures

  • Communication based on job knowledge and expertise

  • Decision-making within clearly defined job scope based on defined policies and procedures

  • Supported by management

  • Focused on job knowledge and expertise

  • Helpful, supportive communication with management and peers

  • Collaborative approach in structured job environment

  • Leadership focused on consistent, accurate, quality work output

  • Supportive, non-threatening leadership style

  • Delegation to others when appropriate, using training, coaching and on the job experience

  • Attention to detail is required

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Operating specialized CNC machines for processing parts to fabricate custom products (finished goods) within the woodworking industry.

  • Specific job duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to:

    • Specialized Machinist 1

      • Accurately machines parts for final assembly

      • Verifies program scanned and assigned to part

      • Understands and effectively operates machines

      • Understands machine tooling and recognizes when to change tooling

      • Recognizes and prevents bottlenecks on assembly line

      • Work productivity is average

      • Work quality is average

    • Specialized Machinist 2

      • Items included in Specialized Machinist 1

      • Cross-trained on multiple machines

      • Foresees conflicts and creates resolutions

      • Work productivity at above average

      • Work quality is excellent

    • Specialized Machinist 3

      • Items included in Specialized Machinist 1 & 2

      • When necessary, can troubleshoot and repair minor machine issues

      • Work productivity is excellent

      • Work quality exceeds expectations

      • Individual is reliable and without attendance issues (occurrences consistently remain below 6)

  • Keeps work area clean and free of debris

  • Keeps work area organized

  • Attention to detail is required

  • High School diploma, GED, or higher is required

  • Relevant experience can be considered as an equivalent to a degree

  • One or more years’ experience within the woodworking, manufacturing, or construction industry is preferred

  • One or more years' experience in Finish Carpentry is preferred

Computor Requirements
  • Time tracking software – Innergy

  • Shop drawing software – Innergy

  • Material requisition software – Innergy

  • Machine software – WoodWOP

Language & Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to effectively present information, questions, or discrepancies to Team Leader for resolution

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; mentally, hand-and-paper, and calculator.

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