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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!
Employees work either individually or as a team to in the manufacturing and distribution of sofas, loveseats, and chairs. This job requires manual dexterity, fine motor skills, and attention to detail to meet high quality standards.
Summary of essential job functions:
Feed raw materials into production machinery
Supply materials to other departments/team members
Assemble furniture on production lines
Use tools to assemble/manufacture furniture
Monitor the production process
Carry out basic quality and testing checks
Store goods and raw materials properly in our warehouse
Use lifting equipment and forklift trucks to fulfill orders
Pack goods to be shipped
Maintain work areas and equipment
Inform management if problems arise
Other duties to be performed as directed by supervisor(s)
High school diploma preferred but not required, and previous fast paced manufacturing experience strongly preferred
Must have good hand-eye coordination
Ability to use pneumatic power tools (such as staple guns) to assemble parts
Must be able to work in a dusty environment
Must perform job with safety as top priority
Must be able to bend and lift parts throughout shift
Must be able to stand on feet for entire shift (8 – 10 hours per day)
Ability to show up to work on-time, every day, and take direction from supervisor(s) in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively on a daily basis
Short Term Disability
Great Pay, Great Company, Great Atmosphere
Family owned company for over 80+ years
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.