Job Title: Millwork Assistant
Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour
A Millwork Assistant provides essential support to millwork professionals in the production, installation, and maintenance of custom woodwork and cabinetry. They assist in various tasks, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of millwork projects.
High school diploma or G.E.D.; or equivalent in education and experience.
- Material Preparation: Assist in the preparation of materials for millwork projects, including cutting, shaping, and sanding wood and other materials according to specifications.
- Assembly and Fabrication: Assist in the assembly and fabrication of wood components and cabinetry, following blueprints, drawings, or instructions provided by millwork professionals.
- Tool and Equipment Maintenance: Ensure that tools and equipment are well-maintained and in good working condition, and assist in the setup and cleanup of work areas.
- Inventory Management: Keep track of inventory levels for materials, hardware, and supplies, and assist in ordering and restocking as needed.
- Assist in Installation: Support millwork professionals during on-site installations, including lifting and positioning cabinets, countertops, and other millwork components.
- Quality Control: Inspect finished millwork products for quality and accuracy, making any necessary adjustments or repairs to meet quality standards.
- Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Documentation: Maintain records of materials used, hours worked, and tasks completed to support project tracking and billing processes.
- Cleaning and Organizing: Keep work areas clean, organized, and free of debris, ensuring a tidy and efficient workspace.
To perform the role of the Millwork Assistant successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Requires ability to learn basic woodworking and door assembly procedures and to identify various species of wood and develop familiarity with their characteristics.
- Requires practical knowledge of Company policies, safety procedures, and other guidelines to consistently comply with work rules.
- Requires ability to read and comprehend employee handbooks, safety manuals, blueprints, product and warning labels, work orders, and other documents.
- Must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers and customers.
- Requires basic math, algebra, and geometry skills to accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Must be able to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations such as calculating angles and quantity of materials.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Must be able to safely assist in the operation of table saw, radial arm saw and chop saws; routers, drills, and dado machines; hand and machine sanders; joiners; planers; boring machines; hand tools such as chisels and hammers; measuring tapes, calipers, and other standard woodworking tools and equipment.
- If authorized to operate a forklift, must be able to obtain and maintain forklift certification and consistently follow forklift inspection and operation procedures.
- Must be able to work flexible and extended (overtime) hours as needed.
- Must demonstrate cooperative behaviors, assisting co-workers as needed.
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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. This employee is occasionally required to bend, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and occasionally team-lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have mobility to move freely within the production area and throughout the worksite.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; loud noise; fumes, dust or airborne particles; and other hazards requiring the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, which may include, but is not limited to: hearing protection, face masks, safety glasses, gloves, and foot protection.