Machine Operator/Machinist (Wood Products)-2nd Shift

This hourly position sets up and operates automated and semi-automated wood processing machinery.

What You’ll Love

  • Working with your hands and with machines and being productive
  • A four day workweek!
  • A shift differential for working 2nd shift!
  • Working in a lean environment to drive change and success in all parts of our business.
  • A family oriented work environment that is flexible and fun.

Some realities of this position

  • Works in a plant/warehouse environment in Brainerd where safety glasses, ear plugs and steel toed boots are required (provided by Lexington).
  • Our customers have high expectations of us and we place a high value on meeting those expectations. We will rely on you to come to work, be productive, and meet or exceed production expectations so we can take care of our customers.
  • Lexington takes safety very seriously and we expect all employees to work safely.

Job Duties

  • Setup and operate automated and semi-automated wood processing machinery (laminating and sanding equipment)
  • Handles, feeds, inspects and packages raw and finished wood parts.
  • Uses computers and computerized equipment
  • Communicates regularly with other team members
  • Follows company policies and processes involving safety regulations, quality procedures, work instructions, documentation and requirements of material transactions.


  • We will train you! You will learn to run machines and equipment such as micrometers and calipers, and get cross trained in other production cells as you get more experience and show proficiency.
  • Training will be conducted for a number of weeks before you start on your own.


  • Previous machinist/machine operator experience preferred, but not required.
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment, working with wood products
  • Reliable and punctual to work scheduled shifts, and maintain good attendance
  • Strong mechanical skills/aptitude and ability to learn and use computerized equipment
  • Able to read measuring devices and tools, and read and follow instructions.
  • Good math skills – able to work with numbers and to accurately process information.
  • Must be able to stand or walk continuously for extended periods of time


  • 2nd Shift 4:15pm – 2:25am Sunday through Thursday with possible overtime!
  • Steel Toed Boots are required – Lexington offers a work boot allowance to employees.

About working for Lexington Manufacturing

Lexington Manufacturing makes a multitude of engineered wood components for windows, doors, and other millwork and related industries, as well as fire-rated door components for the commercial and residential door industry. Lexington was established in 1981 and has facilities in Brainerd and Coon Rapids

Lexington is a highly successful, family owned business that emphasizes our values of Safety, Honesty/Integrity, People Involvement, Customer Satisfaction, and Continuous Improvement. People who work for Lexington say they love the family-like atmosphere and our focused approach to work/family balance. We like to be successful and we like to have fun. Lexington is highly respected by our customers as a responsive and very reliable supplier. Our people take pride in maintaining our good reputation.

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Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.