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Cabinet Maker / Benchman / Production Team

Full Time
3 days ago
Cabinet Maker / Benchman / Production Team:  Harvey 2540

Reports to: Shop Forman, Production Manager / Purchaser, Owners

Job Purpose:

The Cabinet Maker / Benchman creates and constructs a variety of Millwork items including Cabinetry, Countertops, Wall Protection, Bulkheads, Trellis’ and other Architectural Millwork items.

It is expected that the Cabinet Maker / Benchman will be able to read Shop Drawings and follow verbal instruction on Construction Methods, Materials, and Tools.

The purpose of this position is to construct well-built products that follow Shop Drawings and Instructions, and to work as a team to complete goals and overcome obstacles.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Cabinet Maker / Benchman performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Reviewing the Scope of work to be completed: 

  • Review Shop and/or Architectural drawings with Shop Foremen to ensure the scope of work being completed is understood.
  • Work independently or with the Production Team / Apprentices / Finishing / Project Managers to complete Projects.
  • Identify any tools, equipment or materials that will be needed and report any shortages or anomalies to Management.

Millwork Construction / Creation: 

  • Select correct Millwork Materials for the assigned project.
  • Lift / Carry Millwork Items, Materials, and Tools within the Shop.
  • Request help in lifting / carrying items more than 50lbs or items that are awkward or uncomfortable to lift / carry alone.
  • Build / Create Millwork items as outlined in Shop Drawings and/or direct by Management.
  • Use Construction / Build methods consistent with companies Standards and with AWMAC BC Standards in mind. 
  • If uncertain, please talk to the Shop Foreman or Production Team for support.
  • Use of Power tools and equipment, including Edge-bander, Saws, Routers, Drills, and Sanders etc.
  • Wipe down and Inspect assembled Millwork Items to ensure they meet specified standards and are free from defect or error.
  • Practice good housekeeping and ensure a safe and non-cluttered workspace.
  • Participate in and demonstrate an understanding of safety principles and practices; follow all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including the safe operation of machines and equipment.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures, as well as any legislative requirements.
  • Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines.
  • Provide excellent interpersonal communications with Team Members and Managers.

 Finishing Work: 

  • As needed, a Cabinet Maker may be requested to complete some wood finishing including Cleaning Millwork Items, Painting / Varnishing items.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Considerable experience and knowledge of Cabinet Making with an understanding of how items should come together.
  • Ability to Read and Understand Construction Drawings.
  • Strong Problem Solving with a Solution-Based Approach to issues.
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively and Positively.
  • Ability to Perform at an Excellent Level, even under pressure. 
  • Ability to Manage Multiple Projects efficiently and effectively (organized and detail oriented).
  • Flexibility: willingness and enthusiasm to try new ways of doing things, or to help others if there is a need for it. 

Personal characteristics: 

The Cabinet Maker / Benchman should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Ethical Behaviour: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices; ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with companie’s values.
  • Effective Communication: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thoroughly, and in a timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Fostering Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Leading: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of companie’s Production Team.
  • Making Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the company. 
  • Organization and Planning: Set priorities, develop a schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Solving Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Asking for help when it’s needed: Don’t be afraid to ask for help if there is an issue or situation that you need advice or help with. 

Required Education and Experience: 

  1. 5 years plus of Cabinet Making / Millwork Construction, and/or Completion of Red Seal Joinery Program.
  2. Ability to read and write English, follow verbal instructions, and use simple math.
  3. A valid driver’s license and a good driving record appreciated.
  4. Licensed forklift truck operator would be an asset.
  5. 2 to 3 years of Millwork Installation would be an asset. 

Working Conditions: 

  • Generally, Cabinet Makers / Benchmen work in-house under normal Woodworking Conditions (loud sounds/tools, around saws / blades, using grip strength to hold tools, and using equipment that have a level of vibration or force required to operate – as well as fumes or airborne particulate)
  • Cabinet Makers / Benchmen work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings, nights, and weekends as needed. Ability to help out when needed is greatly appreciated! 

Other Duties:

From time to time there may be extra or extraordinary duties asked of you.


This is a fulltime position

Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 40 hours per week.

Alternate work schedules may be considered and approved by the Shop Foreman, and the Owners

Salary is open depending on experience

Benefits package after 3 months

Manufacturing and Production