Sander Operator Helper

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Fletcher, North Carolina


Position at Wilsonart


Sander Operator Helper - Sanding

Join A Great Team at Wilsonart!

You must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED and have a minimum of one-year work experience.

  • Competitive wages – Starting at $15.45/hr 
  • 80 Hours Holiday Pay Per Year
  • Vacation Pay and PTO
  • Company-Paid STD & LTD
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Educational Reimbursement and Fitness Club Reimbursements
  • Company Events
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid Weekly
  • Rotating shift schedules


Job Summary

Feed the laminate through the sander and layoff the material from the sander under the direction of Sander Operator.  Perform other tasks as required.


Essential Job Duties

  • Retrieve the pressed material from the breakdown holding area.
  • Operate table lift to position the material to be sanded.
  • Activate feed line, edge routing and end cut.
  • Cut material to specific sizes.
  • Adjust machine controls.
  • Off load exiting laminate sheets individually to the lay-off table.
  • Conduct visual quality check of completed laminate during the process.
  • Inspect material against set specifications and pattern defects.
  • Pull from process any imperfect product onto off load table.
  • Place the finished product in the holding area to be delivered to the Finished Goods Department.
  • Transfer production schedule to the off load table.
  • Document the amount of material waste.
  • Place a new table at the sander to continue the process.
  • Perform lock-out/tag-out procedures and preventative maintenance checks.
  • Initiate corrective action if production operations are not to standard.
  • Insure employees are wearing protective equipment as required or when handling hazardous materials.
  • Provide on the job training to department personnel.
  • Prepare material for production process by laying up, separating dry kraft and wax paper, etc.
  • Regular attendance required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of safety standards applicable to the work area and other pertinent rules/regulations governing work standards. 
  • Knowledge of the level of quality material must meet. 
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics sufficient to add and subtract. 
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and waste including safe handling procedures. 
  • Skill in hand-eye coordination. 
  • Skill in reading a tape measure. 
  • Skill in using a micrometer. 
  • Skill in operating a lift truck. 
  • Skill in establishing effective working relationships with other personnel.
  • Ability to retain information. 
  • Ability to learn to read and accurately record information on a production schedule/logs. 
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and as a team member. 
  • Ability to be safety conscious when operating machinery. 
  • Ability to identify colors and shades. 
  • Ability to visually detect product imperfections and defects. 
  • Ability to learn to monitor machine operations and operate a computer.


Physical Requirements

Very Heavy work. Tasks involves pushing / pulling 140lbs of material, lifting from floor to mid-thigh 10lbs, lifting 20lbs from mid-thigh to shoulder, lifting 10lbs from shoulder to overhead level, carrying 20lbs, standing and walking during a minimum ten hour shift.



Located in an environment with regular exposure to fumes or odors, temperature extremes, or loud noises which cause noticeable discomfort or moderate risk of accident or illness. Examples: engineering, waste mgt, laundry workers and yards/grounds staff

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.