Woodworking Associate

Position Summary

This position is part of the Woodworking team currently located at our facility in Alstead, NH. The right applicant works with a team of eight woodworking associates reporting to the team leader. This role is responsible for operating machine tools to produce the beautiful and custom millwork pieces that make a Bensonwood home.

Primary Responsibilities

Make jigs for a given task and choose the right tool for the job
Perform milling tasks (jointing, ripping, planing, crosscutting)
Perform machining tasks (shaping, routing, drilling, dadoing)
Perform finishing tasks (scraping, sanding, spraying, finishing selection and application)
Read shop drawings
Monitor and control feed rate and speed
Produce cut lists
The ideal candidate has

At least two years of woodworking shop experience. Machinist shop skills applicable.
Computer literacy and familiarity in AutoCAD or similar programs helpful
The desire to learn & apply innovative green building techniques

Essential role functions

Standing for long periods of time, walking and running
Mechanical aptitude
Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls

Ability to

Lift at least 50 lbs
Navigate at high elevations
Safely operate hazardous equipment
Travel, sometimes for weeks at a time, as this role includes site time
Work in all weather conditions and temperatures
Work overtime if required
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Additional attributes for success

Positive team player with strong problem-solving skills, a systems philosophy
High attention to detail with the ability to:
Complete assignments accurately
Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
Work independently and collaboratively within a team setting
Positively motivate the team to accomplish goals
Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
Embrace change and initiate improvements
Strong belief in customer service and satisfaction
Strong verbal and written skills
Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned and to shift work responsibilities

Compensation & Benefits

Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience
Benefits include: medical insurance, holidays, paid time off, 401(K), voluntary dental, voluntary short-term disability, and voluntary life insurance