Machine Operator I - 1st Shift - $21.00/hr

Manufacturing Petaluma, California


Position at Workite


Job Description Summary


The Machine Operator I manufactures product in the Workrite Wood Shop operating the required machinery and tools needed.  The Machine Operator I reports to the Production Supervisor.


The duties and responsibilities of a Machine Operator I will consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Safe and correct set up and use of all equipment and processes including but not limited to: T molder, drill press, Kerf cutter, pin router, table saw and precision measuring tools
  • Maintain standards set by quality assurance
  • Understand and utilize detailed drawings, cut sheets, work instructions and job orders
  • Assembly and packaging tasks as needed
  • Inspecting parts and machinery for errors
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Adhere to all safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Safety Conscious
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Results, Action Oriented
  • Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Time Management
  • Total Quality Management


  • Work Experience: Experience in woodworking and machine operation
  • Education: Basic math skills
  • Computer Skills: Ability to learn and make transactions in an ERP system
  • Organization Skills: Ability to efficiently work in a high paced environment
  • Cross-functional skills: Ability to work with other team members on the production floor, Able to run multiple jobs in more than one department
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to handle multiple priorities efficiently and effectively, Ability to problem-solve
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with team and with individuals at all levels. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Physical, Mental and Visual Skills: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job ; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear and use fingers and hands. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Physical Environment: Manufacturing environment and exposure to moving equipment, dust and debris, frequent loud noises, and concrete floors

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience: 1 year of experience in woodworking and machine operation
  • Education: High school diploma or GED



Workrite is a dedicated equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workrite encourages applicants of all ages.




This job description is provided to briefly describe the work required for this position.  This job description does not state or imply these are the only responsibilities or duties for the position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


I have read, understand and agree to the job descriptions contents.  I have also been provided an opportunity to comment on this job description both verbally and in writing.  I have been given a copy of the job description by my request for my personal use.


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