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Woodworking Associate


Alstead, NH

At Bensonwood, we are fueled by a relentless enthusiasm to create better buildings for a healthier planet. Our dedicated employees work on projects of every size, collaborating with homeowners, and building professionals. Building on more than four decades of award-winning residential and commercial projects throughout the US, our company’s dynamic, team-oriented culture values environmental responsibility and advancing the building industry.

Position Summary

This position is part of the Woodworking team currently located at our facility in Alstead, NH. The right applicant works with a team of eight woodworking associates reporting to the team leader. This role is responsible for operating machine tools to produce the beautiful and custom millwork pieces that make a Bensonwood home.

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

The ideal candidate has

  • At least two years of woodworking shop experience. Machinist shop skills applicable.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity in AutoCAD or similar programs helpful
  • The 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 the 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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