Veneer Technician

Work For The Number 1 Yacht Builder In North America

  • Job Title: Veneer Technician
  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Department: Cabinet Shop
  • Shift Times: Start: 7:00am / End: 3:45pm

Summary:

The Veneer Technician works with multiple species of wood veneers to adhere them to panels to create beautiful wood furniture pieces. The Veneer Tech takes special care to ensure wood grains are laid out as per customer expectations.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Match grains, patterns, and species of a variety of woods.
  • Cut and/or splice veneer into faces to be applied onto plywood or solid surfaces.
  • Vacuum bag or hot press veneer onto parts using appropriate adhesive.
  • Finish part by sanding and fairing to specification.
Requirements:
  • Basic math, reading and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal, written and pictorial instructions including shop drawings.
  • Ability to function as a part of an effective team.
Additional Job Functions:
  • May be asked to work in other departments as needed to stay on schedule (training will be provided).
  • Maintain and participates in keeping personal work area, shop and tools clean and safe.
  • Must maintain an excellent attendance record following all company policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and safety rules.
  • Expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and departmental needs.
Other Preferred Skills / Abilities:
  • Prior experience with veneer applications
  • Prior experience with vacuum bagging

Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an environment with dust.
  • Must be able to work in an environment with chemical odors.
  • Move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Repetitive use of hands for simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
  • Frequent walking, sitting, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting, reaching above shoulder level, ladder and stair climbing and occasional crawling, twisting, and lying.
  • Work effectively as a part of a team providing high quality customer service.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including and not limited to gloves, chemical resistant Tyvek clothing, safety glasses, hard hat, respirator, and or hearing protection may need to be worn when and if handling hazardous products or working in hazardous environments.
Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms, to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, push or pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is a production floor setting and is usually noisy and dusty. It does not always maintain a consistent temperature but is dry. Noise levels are moderate to high with some chemical odors present. When on the production floor, PPE is required where noted.

Total Compensation:

At Westport, L.L.C., your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. When you add in the additional benefits below to our competitive base wage you can increase your total compensation up to 25%.

  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short term disability.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan options
  • Paid time off for all regular FT employees
  • Paid holidays

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Download Westport Job Application:

Westport Yachts Job Application
(Acrobat PDF – 195KB)

1) Download and Print Application
2) Fax Application To: +1 888-389-5142

Completed Applications May Also Be Sent To:

Westport Shipyard Human Resources
jobs@westportyachts.com

P.O. Box 308, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1 360-268-1800

Westport L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee will be expected to perform other duties as may be assigned to meet the ongoing needs of Westport, L.L.C.

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