Production Associate

Production Associate



Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Quanex Building Products has locations all over the world including the Mounds View, Minnesota Woodcraft Industries location. Conveniently located off of Highway 10/ 35W, and employing a diverse staff; Quanex – Mounds View prides itself on its culture of safety and family atmosphere. Our primary business includes manufacturing wood window grilles and accessories. Our mission is to positively impact our customers, employees and shareholders and put them at the center of everything we do, through innovation, technology, best-in-class customer service and excellent returns.

Compensation based on experience. Higher starting wage possible depending on experience in the light production or wood industry. Shift is 6AM to 2PM Monday-Friday with overtime available. Open to full time or part time applicants.

And we live by our CREED:
Continuous improvement and innovation
Respect with open and honest communication
Excellent customer service
Exemplify safe and healthy living
Do the right thing

Quanex offers a Comprehensive Benefit Package, Paid Holidays, 401K match and education assistance. We are a drug and alcohol free workplace. An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

1. Assembly (50%)
Pull Shop order, verify details, and machine the order. Visually check machine for worn or missing parts. Notch, cut and end-fabricate order to customer specifications. Assemble grilles, attach appropriate fasteners and insert correct plungers. Touch up grille, as needed. Scan orders, match exterior to interior grilles. Work with measuring devices such as tape measures and calipers.
2. Inspection / Paperwork Verification (25%)
Inspect grilles for defects, using the Quality Standards and rework if needed. Verify color, species and quantity. Check notch and verify correct pattern.
3. Communication / Safety (15% )
Demonstrate effective communication skills and active listening skills. Interact effectively with all areas throughout the company.
Recognize safety issues and report them in a timely manner. Always use the proper PPE and safety equipment required in the department.
4. Count (5%)
Count to verify lot size, put grille and paperwork in a buffer cart.
5. Continuous Improvement (Lean) (5%)
Recognize and eliminate waste in production areas, good organization and housekeeping skills (5S.) Take active role in continuous improvement culture (lean). Contribute one quality, safety, and productivity idea per month.
6. Primary Backup (As needed)
Cross train in all areas of department and occasionally in other departments as needed.

NOTE: For individuals with nut allergies, please be advised that there is the potential to be exposed to nut products when working in our facilities.

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Shift start: 6:00AM
Shift length: 8 hours
Overtime done at beginning and end of shifts depending on department.

  • Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 30 days
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 25 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old

About Quanex Building Products

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the fenestration industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: North American Engineered Components, European Engineered Components, and North American Cabinet Components. The company offers flexible insulating glass spacers; extruded vinyl profiles; window and door screens; cabinet doors and other components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry; and precision-formed metal and wood products, as well as solar panel sealants, trim moldings, vinyl decking and fencing products, water retention barriers, and conservatory roof components.

Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 43,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Mounds View, MN 55112, US