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General Labor in Thornton, CA at Staffing Network / QPA

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

General labor is responsible for safely handle lumber products. Verifies material meets customer requirements and company expectations. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific direction and instructions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Moves and secures lumber products and other materials according to instructions
  • Stacks finish products according to predetermine bundle sizes and/or customer requirements
  • Labels material based on type, size and count, and following specifications
  • Applies individual tags to material before/after treating/production
  • Uses a staple gun and troubleshoots equipment
  • Bands, bundles and secures material, including attaching corner protectors and loading sticks
  • Follows instructions for stacking material properly and according to company policy and customer requirements
  • Ensures correct quantities and material are strapped, labeled before leaving the work area
  • Maintains accurate inventory of tags and reports any problems or discrepancies to supervisor
  • Records production on production sheets
  • Maintains work area clean and organized
  • Assist other work areas moving material, loading and unloading material carts
  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
  • Performs other duties as required

Job Specifications


  • Minimum 6th grade education or equivalent
  • No minimum experience is required, but manufacturing or lumber experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic math

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner
  • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
  • Ability to correctly read a tape measure and moisture meter
  • Ability to understand basic math and numbers
  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions
  • Demonstrate ability to use and operate hand tools and other equipment as required
  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly
  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings
  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management


  • Safety conscious
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Open to change and positive attitude
  • Committed to plant and company goals
  • Participates in Safety and CI programs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results