JADE Technologies Inc. Shop Employee Foley, MN · Full time

Shop Employees are responsible for cutting, shaping, and assembling wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Finishers apply stain and spray to prepared millwork materials to create a high-grade finish and presentation.



Location: Foley, MN


Day Shift: Monday – Thursday, 6:00am – 4:30pm, Fridays as required (hours vary)

Night Shift: Monday – Thursday, 4:30pm – 3:00am

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Find appropriate amounts of materials and correct tools that will allow for efficient and effective production.
  • Verify dimensions or check the fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications.
  • Cut, sand, and carefully adjust materials to prepare for production by using required machines such as the timesaver, CNC, belt sander, router, and all other machines and tools.
  • Use machines and tools to prepare wood materials for reinforcement with nails, screws, or other fasteners.
  • Attach parts together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, and/or clamps.
  • Ensure accurate assemble of parts by including use of all parts, having tight seals on all seams, and correcting imperfections.
  • Trim, sand, and use other methods to prepare product for finishing.
  • Accurately measure, cut, surface, and create laminated countertops for assembly.
  • Precisely cut, sand, and assemble doors and shelves for all cabinet production.
  • Apply finishes to correct materials and ensure proper application, selection, and finishing.
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors and shades.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub ingredients, such as paint, stain, lacquer, or other sealers.
  • Select appropriate finishing products based on the type of wood and the project it coordinates with.
  • Coordinate with employees to determine when a project should be finished, how long it will take, and desired finish
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Adequate communication skills – both written and oral
  • Ability to summarize and communicate orally in person or over the telephone an in written form over email.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of cabinets, countertops, and other essential pieces.
  • Ability to understand project schedules and requirements.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, how to safely operate them, and perform maintenance.
  • Ability to understand project schedules and requirements.
  • Able to determine the tools and materials that are needed to complete a project.
  • Able to manage ones time.
  • Knowledge of installation methods and processes to successfully install finished products.
  • Team oriented and the ability to operate with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to quickly move your arms, hands, and to manipulate objects.
  • Knowledge of different types of stains and lacquers and proper staining and spraying techniques.


  • Previous cabinet experience preferred.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Overtime as required

Work Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Capable of carrying, moving, and lifting 50-80 pounds when needed.
  • Able to develop their own way of doing things efficiently, able to work with little supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Ability to squat to ground level while lifting or setting down cabinets or other materials.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, and reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Capable of manipulating, grasping, and maneuvering tools and other materials.
  • Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders.
  • Ability to correctly read a tape measure.
  • Ability to lift, pull, carry, grasp, and push objects.
  • Continuous exposure to contaminants such as dust, lacquer, stain, and other odors.
  • Required to be around hazardous equipment that can cause bodily harm if not used properly.
  • Constant exposure to loud noises and sounds.


$14 - $22 per hour