Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Fletcher, North Carolina


Position at Wilsonart

Job Description

Position:  Lay-up (Production Helper)




Job Summary

Directs and controls the lay-up process at the assigned lay-up table under the direction of the department leadership.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicates with the department leadership to determine the type of run to assemble.
  • Evaluates the press run schedule for material and special lay-up needs.
  • Obtains all needed lay-up material for the table from the pattern pullers.
  • Vacuums or brushes off the table before the materials are assembled.
  • Lays up the material according to the assigned lay-up schedule.
  • Counts the patterns of each run delivered to the press.
  • Monitors the quality, length and width of all material laid-up.
  • Vacuums and covers the completed run.
  • Trains the new team members in reading the schedules, identifying patterns, identifying defective materials and satisfying all the needs at the press.
  • Completes all paperwork and computer functions required for each lay-ups.
  • Participants in the Lean process.
  • Determine the order in which assigned runs are to be laid up.
  • Fill any material needs at the press.
  • Insure oncoming shift is set-up for start-up without delay.
  • Regular attendance required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn the safety standards applicable to the work area and other pertinent rules/regulations governing work standards.
  • Ability to learn the material quality standards.
  • Knowledge of computers, sufficient to enter data into the system.
  • Ability to identify patterns and finishes.
  • Ability to operate a lift truck.
  • Ability to learn to operate a cut down table.
  • Skilled in hand and eye coordination.
  • Ability to use a tape measure.


Minimum Requirements

Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)


Experience:  1 year of work experience, preferably in manufacturing


Working Conditions

Physical requirements:  Medium to Heavy Work – tasks involving pushing/pulling and standing or using force equal to handling materials of 25-75 pounds plus walking and standing during a minimum of a 10-hour shift.


Environment:  Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes and bright lights.

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.