Employment

Employment Positions

We may not be currently hiring, but we are always happy to accept resumes and portfolios from craftsmen in the area.  Please submit a resume and one of our managers will review your credentials and get in touch should your skills be a match.

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Craftsmen Positions

Lumber Expediter (Currently Hiring)

Description

Full-time Monday through Friday
The overall expediter position is responsible for keeping all our craftsmen supplied with wood at the correct moisture content and prepped ready for joinery.

Basic Requirements

A genuine interest in being part of a creative crackerjack team and growing company.  A passion for wood and fine furniture and the ability to take pride in being part of a team while working independently.   Must have valid driver’s license, personal transportation and be skilled at pulling and backing up trailers.

Skills

Superior knowledge of wood, very skilled in general stock selection, milling and machining, strong time management skills and the ability to solve problems. Creative thinker, good written and oral communication skills and a cooperative style in working with our collective team is critical.

Responsibilities

The management of wood includes :
  • Purchase logs and direct the sawing of each species that is appropriate for every design we build.
  • Oversee the handling, stacking and drying of this lumber to make sure it is moving through the process without delays.
  • Sell offcuts by the pound to Asheville Hardware and Klingspor, etc.
  • Develop markets for wood we don’t need and specialty woods we can profit from
  • Prepare kits of wood for other chairmakers nationally.
  • Find outlets for our firewood grade scrap and keeping that material moving out as needed.
  • Cut parts for each product we make and learn the standards for precision.
    • Machining each of these parts with the correct grain orientation S4S and cut to length at the correct angles.
  • Manage purchasing and overall wood stock preparation based on our production calendar so each craftsman always has the stock they need on time to start their next project.
  • Keep track of wood inventory so we know how soon we need to purchase wood.
  • Deliver or managing delivery of wood to and from the kilns.
  • This list of jobs includes solid wood as well as plywood and MDF.
  • Additional tasks may include errands, shipping and shop cleaning.

Full-Time Woodworker / Craftsman (Not Currently Hiring)

Basic Requirements

Passion for fine furniture making in a production shop. Take pride in building world-class furniture while hitting deadlines. An interest in learning about all aspects of production, and what differentiates us plus the motivation to grow. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Strong attention to detail is a must. Minimum three years woodworking experience required.

Skills

Superior skills in general stock selection, machining and joinery, strong time management skills and the ability to solve problems related to the work at hand. Good communication skills and a cooperative style in working with other shop mates is critical. Design talents and ability to draw in CAD or render freehand would be a great addition to the skill set.

Responsibilities

Prepare work according to work orders and specifications; checking equipment and tools; calibrating parts, components, materials, and supplies requirements; obtaining and selecting wood, materials and supplies; ability to alter designs as needed; prepare time and cost reports.

Follow appropriate methods for cutting, shaping, and assembling parts; setting-up and operating equipment, including power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers; measuring and marking materials; verifying dimensions; trimming parts using hand tools, including planes, spoke shaves, chisels, wood files, and sanders.
Assemble units by attaching parts and components using fasteners and adhesives; verifying dimensions; trimming and adjusting parts.
Finish units by sanding, staining, sealing, and painting surfaces; adding hardware.
Maintain safe, secure, and healthy environment by adhering to organization standards and policies, and legal regulations, including Material Safety Data Sheets.
Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions and established procedures; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Keep supplies ready by checking stock; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; stocking items.
Control costs by conserving use of equipment and supplies, and managing time efficiently.
A good attitude: You’ll work with a variety of personalities and will need good communication skills. Written and oral, clear and concise communication is a must.

Abilities

Organization – Creating and keeping an organized workspace and shop.
Quality Control – Conducting inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality and/or performance. Make suggestions for changes as needed.
Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Materials Management – Keeping track of materials used and ordering in a timely fashion.
Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management – Managing and track your own time.