Machine Operator (Tacoma, WA)

Pay: $20-25/hr

Shift: Monday-Friday | 6am-2:30pm

Frontier Door and Cabinet is seeking a skilled Machine Operator to join our Doors and Millwork department. In this role, you will be responsible for operating machinery to produce high-quality doors and millwork for our residential and commercial projects. The Machine Operator plays a crucial role in our production process, ensuring that all products meet the specific requirements and standards set by our customers and building codes.

FLSA:  Hourly

Reports to: Senior Operations Leader

Date: February 2024


  • Feed raw materials through machines and stack finished products using rollers, ensuring proper alignment and quality.
  • Follow instructions from experienced team members to operate machinery, handle materials and tools, and load and unload items from assembly lines.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in manufacturing areas to promote a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, staple guns, and glue guns throughout the workday to assemble and finish products.
  • Set out and put away tools to maintain a tidy and safe workspace.
  • Tag parts with identifying information and record essential manufacturing data such as gauge readings, products produced, and manufacturing times.
  • Assist with quality control by identifying and reporting defective products or equipment malfunctions to higher-level employees, and if necessary, participate in corrective actions.
  • Follow all safety requirements and protocols to ensure a secure working environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the overall production process.


  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 3-6 months of related experience and/or training in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Previous experience with tools and/or industrial machines is preferred.


  • Proficiency in basic mathematics and the ability to read a tape measure accurately.
  • Demonstrated situational awareness in detecting any deviations in the functioning of the machinery.
  • Ability to understand, read, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Commitment to prioritizing safety at all times while working in a manufacturing environment.

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 per day, 5 days a week, with the possibility of working 6 days a week based on business needs.
  • Fine motor abilities required to handle objects, tools, and controls.
  • Specific vision abilities, including close vision for reading fine print.
  • Regular bending, squatting, pushing, and lifting objects weighing 10-25 pounds, with occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Use of conveyance systems and rollers to move pieces efficiently.

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 and vibration from machinery.
  • Loud noise levels in the production area; ear protection provided.
  • Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
  • Sawdust present; eye protection required at all times.

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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