Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing Plywood Finishing Apprentice in Waterloo, Iowa

Plywood Finishing Apprentice

*SUMMARY: * Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various handtools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and high grade furniture by performing the following duties.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Include the following. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the immediate/acting leadership.

  • Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed.
  • Marks outline or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock.
  • Matches materials for color, grain, or texture.
  • Identifies wood species by sight.
  • Sets up and operates woodworking machines such as power saws, jointer, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from woodstock.
  • Trims component parts of joints to ensure snug fit.
  • Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels.
  • Drives nails or other fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints.
  • Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing.
  • Repairs high grade articles of furniture.

*QUALITY: * All associates have the responsibility to meet all of the requirements for their work processes the first time, every time; nonconformance is not acceptable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

*QUALIFICATIONS: *To perform this job 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. In addition, all associates need to be flexible to rotate to various areas within the Company as needed.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

*LANGUAGE SKILLS: * Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to leadership and other associates of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to read and compute measurements based on a basic tape measure.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate 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 associate is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The associate frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT: *While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The associate is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Job Title: Plywood Finishing Apprentice

Department: D21- Plywood Finishing

Division: Plywood Mill