1st Shift Fortress Prep

Somerset, MA
North Atlantic Corp – Operations and Supply Chain /
Full Time /
Assist in preparing doors for the spray booth, which will be sold to customers while adhering to and understanding safety policies and regulations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Perform all job operations in a safe manner in accordance with company safety policies.
    • Inspect doors for defects prior to spraying
    • Paint tops of doors
    • Apply brackets to doors
    • Disassemble glass in doors to prepare for spraying.
    • Keep prep areas clean and safe

Employee will also cross train in other functions of the Fortress Department, to include the following responsibilities:

    • Read work tickets of items to be finished.
    • Coordinate necessary materials for prepping or spraying the specified product line.
    • Assist in set up of machinery using work tickets and trade skills for specified product line.                                                             
    • Feed spray machine with wood products to be sprayed.
    • Catch material as it feeds through the machine process.
    • Maintain machine and clean pumps, spray heads, paint supply buckets and other machine parts.
    • Help maintain spray booth area in and around Finishing Department.
    • Store new inventory per FIFO process.
    • Wrap finished product for customer deliveries.
    • Tally and complete orders in the computer system. 
    • When needed licensed / trained employees will operate a forklift in a safe manner.
    • Assist other APD Architectural Wood Shop departments in putting away inventory, 5S projects or other projects as directed by your shop supervisor.

Company Mission and Continuous Improvement

    • Mission Statement – lives up to the company mission, values and strategic goals. “Provides exceptional products and services to every customer, every time.
    • Always promote a positive image of our company and our employees.
    • Continuous Improvement- gets involved on teams or individually to make and implement suggestions.  Uses reliable methods to improve the efficiency of his/ her job method or the department to make small improvements to our business every day.
    • Maintain work areas to 5s standards. (Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, Sustain & Safety)

Required Education & Experience

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language
    • Wood species knowledge.
    • Wood working machine and process knowledge.
    • Ability to use measuring devices such as a tape measure and transfer them to a production piece within 1/32”
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; deal with problems involving a few concrete variables and standardized situations
    • Must be able to work overtime when needed and some Saturdays to satisfy production schedule demands
    • Knowledge of general safety guidelines in carpentry or construction field
    • Experience working in a team environment
    • Ability to work in a spray booth environment

Machine, Tools and Equipment Skills for Fortress Shop

    • Spray Machine
    • Flat Sander
    • Table Saws
    • Cross Cut Saws
    • Band Saws
    • Miter Box Saws
    • Sanders
    • Drills & Boring
    • Hand Held Drills & Screw Guns  
    • Clamps
    • Nail Gun & Staples
    • Bag Sealer
    • Pallet Jack

Physical Demands

    • Must take and pass post-offer screening drug test, physical and consent to a background check
    • Standing/Walking: 8 hours repetitive on feet on concrete floor
    • Stooping/Reaching/Bending: continuous to gather items and fabricate
    • Overhead Lift: up to 40 lbs. without assistance and up to 75 lbs. w/ assistance.
    • Lift/Grasp: with dominant hands and fingers up to 75 lbs. without assistance and up to 150 lbs. with assistance holding woodworking or steel components in fabrication
    • Carry/Grasp: with dominant hands and fingers up to 50 lbs. without assistance and up to 100 lbs. with assistance
    • Push/Pull: with dominant hands rolling carts of interior door products up to 500 lbs. without assistance and up to 750lbs. with assistance
    • Vision: must see near and far sighted
    • Hearing: must hear machinery sounds

Work Environment

    • Shop warehouse building
    • Must be able to work in varied temperature hot or cold depending on the weather and how it effects the shop temperature
    • Extended work day (overtime) as needed, including Saturdays

Required Tools or Clothing

    • Steel Toe or Composite Toe Work Boots with unworn treads
    • Tape Measure
    • Lunch box or lunch tote to bring lunch
    • No hooded sweatshirts with strings
    • Eye Protection