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Laser Operator


WOODCHUCK USA (WoodchuckUSA.com) is a rapidly growing, American Made brand that designs and manufactures premium wood products in a hip warehouse in St. Paul. Our mission is to bring nature back to people, jobs back to America, and quality back to products. We plant a tree for every product we sell through our “Buy One, Plant One”® program. If you’re looking to work with a talented young team in a fast-paced entrepreneurial work environment on exciting partnerships, this is the position for you.


The Laser Operator is responsible for cutting and engraving wood products on our production lasers. You will work closely with our project manager to ensure accurate, efficient and timely production of a wide variety of custom projects. This is a fast paced, fun job that packs a lot of different activities into every day. Perfect for someone who has a knack for process and continuous improvement. To be successful in this role you need great attention to detail, ability to follow processes, a ferocious work ethic, and a relentless focus on delivering the highest quality work. 


Owns the laser production schedule and is responsible for delivering projects on time. 

Optimize laser run time through effective planning and time management. 

Coordinates with the rest of the team to keep 8 production lasers operating at peak efficiency.  

Able to execute unique job orders, different for every job, and produce consistent, high quality work. 

Able to learn and consistently execute exact process steps and technical settings. 

Keep the production schedule updated and accurate with laser output and other job information to keep our sales team and customers updated on job tracking 

Partners with the project manager and the design team to plan and schedule jobs 

Proactively identifies and communicates issues 

Identifies opportunities for improvement and delivers innovative solutions 

Minimize material and time waste through diligent attention to detail and focus 

Must be devoted to upholding the highest standards of quality in all you do 

Inform supervisor of issues which affect the companies’ ability to meet customer expectations 

Willingness to learn everything about and love our lasers to keep them happy and in perfect working order 

Must follow established safety guidelines 


Desire to join a badass team making badass products 

Dependable, rock solid performer who holds themselves to the highest standards 

Drive to exceed expectations and continuously improve processes 

Ability to lift and handle wood, metal and acrylic pieces up to 50 lbs. 

Able to stand for long periods of time and be adaptable to a changing work environment 

Must have a strong work ethic 

Willingness to learn more about manufacturing processes and optimization 

Great attention to detail 

Excellent communications Skills 

Able to work independently, with little supervision and get the job done 

Willing to go above and beyond when necessary 

Strong team player who can roll with anything 

Adaptable to a changing work environment 

High School diploma or equivalent Must be able to pass mandatory background check. 


Manufacturing or production experience 

Experience with laser engraving equipment 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Technical training 

Knowledge of woodworking


Competitive pay, bonuses, and paid time off. Hourly rates ranging from $16-$27/hour 

Great Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision 


To Apply:

Please email resume to jake@woodchuckusa.com