Bensonwood, a design-build company, seeks an experienced woodworker to join its growing team


Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and non-timber panelized homes, schools, and buildings. With a forty year history of building customized residential and commercial projects throughout the US and abroad, the company’s collaborative team-oriented culture values high performance and continuous improvement.

Position Summary

This role will be part of the Woodworking Team currently located at our facility in Alstead, NH. Working with a team of seven (7) woodworkers, this role will be responsible for operating machine tools to produce the beautiful and custom millwork pieces that make a ‘Bensonwood Home’. This role will report to the Woodworking Team Leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make jigs for a given task and choose the right tool for the job
  • Perform milling tasks (jointing, ripping, planing, crosscutting)
  • Perform machining tasks (shaping, routing, drilling, dadoing)
  • Perform finishing tasks (scraping, sanding, spraying, finishing selection and application)
  • Read shop drawings
  • Monitor and control feed rate and speed
  • Produce cut lists

Ideal candidate will have

  • At least two years woodworking shop experience. Machinist shop skills applicable.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity in AutoCAD or similar programs helpful
  • Desire to learn & apply innovative green building techniques

Essential role functions

  • Standing for long periods of time, walking and running
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to:
    • Lift at least 50 lbs
    • Navigate at high elevations
    • Safely operate hazardous equipment
    • Travel, sometimes for weeks at a time, as this role includes site time
    • Work in all weather conditions and temperatures
    • Work overtime if required
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Additional attributes for success

  • Positive team player with strong problem solving skills, a systems philosophy
  • High attention to detail with the ability to:
    • Complete assignments accurately
    • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
    • Work independently and collaboratively within a team setting
    • Positively motivate team to accomplish goals
    • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
    • Embrace change and initiate improvements
  • Strong belief in customer service and satisfaction
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned and to shift work responsibilities

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include: medical insurance, holidays, paid time off, 401(K), voluntary dental, voluntary short-term disability, and voluntary life insurance

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