Machine Operator - Cabinets (Swing Shift) (Tacoma, WA)

Pay: $18-24/hr 
Schedule: M-F | 12:30-9pm 

The Machine Operator will operate machines in the production of cabinets or doors and millwork from raw materials to finished product. This is done by the configuration of equipment, loading the machines, all the while meeting the production demands. This role will need to work the assigned shift, including any mandatory overtime.

FLSA: Hourly

Reports to: Production Manager/Production Supervisor


  • Feed material through machines or “catch” material and stack them accordingly using rollers.
  • Follow instructions from more experienced employees to operate machines, hold or supply materials and tools, and load and unload items from machines and assembly lines.
  • Keep manufacturing areas free of debris.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools, staple gun, glue gun throughout the workday.
  • Set out or put away tools to keep area neat for safety.
  • Locate parts, tag them with identifying text and numbers, and record information such as gauge readings, products produced and manufacturing times.
  • Assist with quality control by reporting defective products or equipment malfunctions to higher-level employees, and if necessary, assist with any fixes.
  • Follow all safety requirements.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance, arrive on time for scheduled shifts, and adhere to the company’s attendance policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 3-6 months related experience and/or training.
  • Previous experience with tools and/or industrial machines preferred.


  • Basic mathematics.
  • Proficiency in reading a tape measure.
  • Utilize situational awareness in detecting any deviation in the functioning of the machine.
  • Ability to understand read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ensuring that safety is always top priority while working.
  • Ability to work schedule as assigned.


The requirements listed above 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.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Standing approximately 8-10 hours, 5 days a week, depending on business need, may be required to work 6 days/week depending on business need.
  • Fine motor abilities are needed to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Specific vision abilities might be required by this job that include close vision, particularly reading that may be very fine print.
  • Regular twisting, bending, squatting, pushing, pivoting, and moving or lifting 10-15 pounds.
  • Employees will frequently lift and/or move 10-25 pounds while occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Conveyance systems and rollers are available to move pieces.

Work Environment

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

  • Exposure to moving mechanical equipment.
  • Exposed to vibration from machines.
  • Noise level is loud and ear protection is available.
  • Employees may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
  • Sawdust is always present and eye protection is always required.

Safety Equipment

Frontier Door and Cabinet’s Safety Program and all established safety rules must be followed, and equipment used where required.  This will include safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection (when needed) while on the production floor. 

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