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Born in 1903, Mr. W. Ray Jackson left very humble beginnings in Cleveland, TN at age 16 to set out on his own. After working for several years in an auto assembly plant in Ohio, he returned back South to Tennessee to try the chair upholstery business. After quickly learning the upholstery craft, he took the $30 in his pocket - ALL he had left after the banks closed during the Great Depression - and started Jackson Furniture Company. The business grew and grew with expanded factories and more people hired and put to work. His $30 gamble paid off as by the 1970s he had over 1.3 million square feet of furniture manufacturing space in TN, MS, TX, and FL - and now held one of the largest family owned furniture enterprises in the USA.
His greatest turning point was determining that assembly line production of Platform Glider Recliners was the key to a "comfortable America". He took his knowledge from the automobile industry and applied it to Chair/Glider production. These same techniques are still used every day in our plants as the culture still thrives under 3rd generation leadership.
Mr. Jackson would often comment that much of his success came from good old-fashioned hard work, and a dedication to giving employees an opportunity to "better themselves".
Today, Jackson Furniture Industries remains focused in the USA. We have 6 factories and over 1,500 dedicated employees and vendors committed to producing the most comfortable and longest lasting furniture that money can buy.
A lot has changed in the furniture industry since 1933. Recent developments, such as the closing of major textile plants in the U.S., have forced us to go overseas for products like fabrics and leathers that are no longer available here in mass quantities. The covers on our products may be made elsewhere, but for nearly all of our products, employees in our American factories build the frames and apply the cover. While many of our components, including our recliner mechanisms, are fabricated by our dedicated employees in this country, we also consider international suppliers and laborers for some parts - such as handles, massagers and swivel bases - in order to build long-lasting furniture at an accessible price.
At Jackson Furniture, we are investing in our plants and doing everything we can to remain a trusted, strong and competitive employer in the U.S. We are extremely proud of our roots and we look forward to providing you with American-made comfort and quality for many more years to come!
Operators work individually to produce wooden machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. This position requires concentration, precision and attention to detail to meet and maintain high safety and quality standards.
Summary of essential job functions:
Router Operators produce and sort specified cut wooden pieces for the assembly of furniture frames.
Prepares, maintains and operates CNC machines to perform required task.
Identifies specific order needed and desired result by following schedule.
Translates scheduled order to computer command and correctly enters program into PC.
Verifies the program is correctly entered.
Prepares and loads OSB and plywood into CNC and performs a “test run” to check if the machine produces pieces according to the specifications.
Sets machine to produce full order and supervises the correct execution while making adjustments, as necessary, to produce the best result possible.
Inspects and measures finished wooden pieces to determined quality and correct measurements.
Carefully and accurately sorts the different parts and readies them for the next phase in production.
Takes the initiative to check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality.
High school diploma preferred but not required, and previous CNC experience highly preferred.
Must be able to stand on feet and/or walk for entire shift (8 to 10 hours per day).
Must be able to push, pull, balance, lift, and load in excess of 70 pounds constantly to move objects.
Must be able to work in a primarily dusty environment and a hot, cold, humid, or dry warehouse setting.
Good measuring and math skills.
Utilize power tools to work on equipment and ability to change bits as required.
Ability to enter program into PC and verify information.
Accurately separate cut parts according to type.
Must be able to work overtime as directed including 6-7 days a week.
Must perform job with safety as a top priority.
Attention to detail/high quality expectations.
Mechanical aptitude, ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to read and follow directions.
Effective written and verbal communication.
Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Must be able to show up to work on-time, every day, and take direction from supervisor(s).
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to get along with others and work in a team environment.