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USA Millwork Machinist - Molder Operator - Woodwork in St. Paul, Minnesota

Reports to: Plant Manager or Production Manager


USA Millwork is looking for a hard-working individual with a good attention to detail and a strong desire to be in the wood working industry. Previous experience working with wood products as a molder operator is preferred. Qualified candidates must have the ability to read prints, work unsupervised and complete work in a timely fashion.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and operates molder to plane, shape, and groove woodstock.

  • Reads work ticket and examines pattern shape to determine molder setup procedures and type of woodstock to be cut.

  • Selects and installs cutting heads on machine according to pattern to be cut and inserts and bolts specified knives in slots of cutterheads already in machine, using wrenches and gauges.

  • Positions pattern on molder and turns handwheel to adjust cutting knives flush with pattern.

  • Removes pattern and turns handwheel to adjust guides, pressure bars, and table levels according to depth, position of cuts, and stock dimensions.

  • Starts machine, places stock on feed table, and turns handwheels to press feed rollers against stock for feeding stock through machine; or inserts stock into hopper of automatic feed mechanism that carries stock through machine.

  • Inspects stock being cut to determine defects.

  • Verifies dimensions of cut material, using gauges, rule, or caliper.

  • Provides quality control for finished product following AWI quality guidelines.

  • Reads and interprets drawings to manufacture moldings accordingly.

  • Maintains molding room equipment as required.

  • Keeps tooling neat and organized and in good condition.

Supervisory Responsibility:

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing or activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Preferred Education and Skills (in addition to the required):

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Experience working in the architectural millwork industry

  • Experience working with a molder.

Required Education and Skills:

  • Strong desire to develop a career in the Architectural Millwork industry

  • Ability to follow instructions and take initiative when necessary

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills

USA Millwork is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Veterans, Females, Minorities, and Disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.