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2nd Shift Machine Operator

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Hickory
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

HBF, an industry leader in workplace furnishings and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a 2nd Shift Machine Operator 2 to join our team in Hickory, NC! 

Primary Purpose: Operates woodworking equipment in production work involving surfacing, cutting shaping and fabricating wood product parts utilizing skills and dexterity in the operating, feeding and disposing functions. 
Level 2 operates three or more key machines,

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

  • Operate woodworking machines.
  • Inspects the quality of all work
  • Makes machine adjustments to ensure satisfactory production
  • Inspects work for defects and machined parts to ensure job specifications are maintained
  • May pull required fixtures, holding devices and material
  • May insert tools in tool holders or install pre-set tools in machine
  • May set tools as necessary
  • May adjust tool travel distance
  • May input required program instructions
  • Selects, set up, installs, and adjusts saw blades, cutter heads, and boring bits using hand tools and rule.
  • Starts machine and makes trial cut.
  • Operates machines to saw (variety saw); smooth and shape wood parts; trim (double end trim) to cut tenons and mortises (tenon machine); to bore holes (boring machine); to cut slots, grooves, and designs in wood stock (router).
  • May use contour bander to add edging
  • Counts and records production and stacks material uniformly on shop truck
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area
  • Wears all required PPE; works safely at all times and reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor.


What it takes:

  • Ability to consistently meet high quality/quantity performance standards
  • Must comply with company rules, regulations and safety practices
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Fast paced work environment driven by standard production goals based on customer demand
  • Ability to work up to 10 hour days as the schedule dictates.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

HBF is a leader in beautifully designed, exquisitely crafted and exceptionally constructed products. These products represent the finest in contemporary design, reflecting the essence of current culture while evoking a timeless, transcendent appeal. To realize this vision, HBF works with luminaries in the visual arts....those whose expansive talents are woven into a tapestry of uncommon design. These rare and gifted individuals delight in collaboration with HBF, as our singular capabilities bring their creations to life. And so entwined, our products inspire. 

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.



Keywords: HNI Corporation, Hickory , 2nd Shift Machine Operator, Other , Hickory, North Carolina

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