Production Employee Nights

General Application St. Cloud, Minnesota


Job Specifications:

Education - High School/GED preferred

Job Related Experience - None Required

Supervision Received - Department Supervisor


Job Summary:  The Woodworker is responsible for performing a variety of entry-level tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


Job Duties:


  1. Receive direction from the supervisor and notify the supervisor when more work is needed.


2.Maintain the work area, machinery, and tools in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.


3.Follow all safety procedures, rules, and guidelines; and notify the supervisor of any existing or potential safety issues.


4.Follow all standard operating procedures and notify the supervisor of potential procedural improvements.


  1.    Assist in other work areas when the workload permits or requires.


  1. Cooperate with and support co-workers and get involved as a team player.


7.Meet or exceed the production standards for the position.


8.Accurately, thoroughly, and legibly complete all documentation related to this position; i.e., production reports, accurate time keeping, etc.


9.Observe closely the operation of tools and machinery and notify the supervisor immediately of malfunctions or maintenance that may be needed.


10.Monitor product constantly to ensure that quality standards are being met, and reject product that does not meet quality standards.


  1. Performs related work as directed. Examples of this work:

a.Feeds the Finish Sander; takes panels from a pallet and places them under the sander.

b.Piling table or belt; take cut blanks from table or belt and place these blanks on appropriate pallet, sorting these pieces by size. Blanks weigh 1-2 pounds but because of rapid pace, need to pick up several at a time.

c.Tailing the gang saw; after boards have been cut lengthwise by gang saw, boards are pulled from conveyor and stacked on appropriate cart. Boards are 8-16 feet long and up to 3 inches wide.  Sort boards according to size, so need to recognize the difference between 1¾, 2½, 2¾, etc.

d.Lay up panels on the gluer; lay staves together by matching color and grain pattern. Place these staves on conveyor to be placed in gluer clamps.


12.Observe closely the operation of any area assigned to, so that when an operator position becomes available, the skills necessary to perform that job are mastered.




Physical Demand Analysis - Woodworker

Note: In terms of an 8-hour day,

-       “Occasionally” means 1% to 33%

-       “Frequently” means 34% to 66%

-       “Continuously” means 67% to 100%


In an 8-hour work day the employee must

a.Sit for12 34 5678910 hours

b.Stand for12 34           (5)678910 hours

c.Walk for12( 3)45678910 hours

The employee’s job requires them to do the following:




  1.     Crawl                                                      X
  1.     Climb a height of 15 feet                        X
  1.     Reach above shoulder level                                            X
  1.      Crouch              X
  1.     Kneel              X
  1.     Balance              X
  1.      Push/PullX

The employee’s job requires them to carry:


  1.     Up to 10 lbs.X
  1.     11 – 24 lbs.X
  1.     25 – 34 lbs.X
  1.     35 – 50 lbs.X
  1.     51 – 74 lbs.                                             X
  1.      75 – 100 lbs.X

The employee’s job requires them to lift:


  1.     Up to 10 lbs.X
  1.     11 – 24 lbs.X
  1.     25 – 34 lbs.X
  1.     35 – 50 lbs.X
  1.     51 – 74 lbs.                                             X
  1.      75 – 100 lbs.X

The employee’s job requires:


  1.     Verbal communication                                                               X
  1.     Written communicationX
  1.     Hearing ordinary conversation                                                                                                                  X
  1.     Hearing high or low pitch soundX
  1.     Distinguishing colorsX

The employee’s job requires coordination for repetitive action:


  1.     In operating foot controlsX
  1.     In simple graspingX
  1.     In firm graspingX
  1.     In fine manipulatingX

The employee works:

  1. Inside   99 % of the time
  2. Outside   1 % of the time

The employee’s job requires exposure to:


  1.     Driving moving equipmentX
  1.     Poor ventilation, agents, adhesives,

toxic gases, dust, fumes, mists, & odorsX