Machine Operator

Lewis Lumber Products

30 S. Main Street

Picture Rocks, PA 17762



Lewis Lumber Products is looking to hire a Machine Operator for our manufacturing facility in Picture Rocks, PA. We sell hardwood lumber and manufacture custom architectural mouldings for the building industry. Depending on the experience of the applicant this position has three levels a Machine Operator I, II or III. A Machine Operator I will be qualified to operate one or more of the following pieces of equipment: Planer, Fixed Arbor Gang Rip Saw, Tenoner, Straight line Rip Saw and Chop Saws, Resaw, and any other non-computer aided machine. In addition to proficiency as a Machine Operator I (operation of most milling machines), a Machine Operator II will have the ability to safely and efficiently operate at least one computer-aided production machine. In addition to proficiency as a Machine Operator I and a Machine Operator II, a Machine Operator III will have the ability to operate safely and efficiently all the computer-aided production machines in the mill. Involves optimized multiple gang rip saw, moulders, and associated grinding equipment.

Responsibilities/Principal Duties:

  • Operate any of the non-computer aided machines, as training and experience allows.
  • Possess a complete understanding of the safe operating procedures required by each machine and be able to effectively communicate that information to co-workers.
  • Set up each machine with minimal supervisor assistance.
  • Supervise and provide direction for one or more other employees as related to machine operation.
  • Read and comprehend all work order information and facilitate its processing within the mill.
  • Understand the mechanics of each machine and identify problems as or before they occur. Problems should be immediately reported to the foreman and/or maintenance in a timely fashion.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude, punctuality, and a cooperative attitude toward co-workers.
  • Perform any other tasks or duties related to LLP, Inc., as requested by supervisors.


Education Certification and Experience
  • High School Graduate or GED is preferred
  • Forklift Operator Certification is required (or must work towards certification)
  • Machine Operator II & III: Must have 1 to 3 years experience in the wood manufacturing business. Some supervisory experience is helpful.
  • Machine Operator III: Must have 1 or more years of supervisory experience.
Skill, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Basic math and reading comprehension skills are necessary.
  • Also required is the ability to read a tape measure (and in a specified time frame, he/she must effectively use calipers).
  • Machine Operator II & III: A high degree of skill and experience is required to set up and operate computer-aided machinery. The ability to read, understand and apply Computer Aided Designs is required.

  • This position requires an individual to be able to lift 25 to 100 pounds on a very regular basis from a variety of angles and levels.
  • Loud noise levels must be tolerated well (with PPE).
  • Very frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching and long periods of standing are required.
  • Good vision is necessary for safety and quality control.

Additional Details:

  • Full time position with benefits
  • Work hours are 6:30-3:00 Monday through Friday.
  • Health benefits, life insurance, vacation days, and retirement plans available.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • Employee discounts
  • Working Conditions: Office, lumber warehouse, and planing mill environment. Also, customer office and factory sites along with meeting and seminar facility sites.

Lewis Lumber Products in an Equal Opportunity Employer


13.00/hr to 15.00/hr to start depending on experience with computer operated equipment.

Main Contact

Keith Atherholt