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Job Location: 

Walpole, New Hampshire


Bensonwood, a design-build company, seeks an experienced woodworker to join its growing team.  

Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and panelized homes as well as light commercial projects. The company has a forty year history of building unique residential and commercial projects throughout the US.  The company’s dynamic, team-oriented culture values high performance and continuous improvement.

Position Summary

This role will be part of the Woodworking Team currently located at our facility in Alstead, NH.  Working with a team of seven (7) woodworkers, this role will be responsible for operating machine tools to produce the beautiful and custom millwork pieces that make a ‘Bensonwood Home’.  This role will report to the Woodworking Team Leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make jigs for a given task and choose the right tool for the job

  • Perform milling tasks (jointing, ripping, planing, crosscutting)

  • Perform machining tasks (shaping, routing, drilling, dadoing)

  • Perform finishing tasks (scraping, sanding, spraying, finishing selection and application)

  • Read shop drawings

  • Monitor and control feed rate and speed

  • Produce cut lists

Ideal candidate will have

  • At least two years woodworking shop experience. Machinist shop skills applicable.

  • Computer literacy and familiarity in AutoCAD or similar programs helpful

  • Desire to learn & apply innovative green building techniques

Essential role functions

  • Standing for long periods of time, walking and running

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls

  • Ability to:

    • Lift at least 50 lbs

    • Navigate at high elevations

    • Safely operate hazardous equipment

    • Travel, sometimes for weeks at a time, as this role includes site time

    • Work in all weather conditions and temperatures

    • Work overtime if required

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Additional attributes for success

  • Positive team player with strong problem solving skills, a systems philosophy

  • High attention to detail with the ability to:

    • Complete assignments accurately

    • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines

    • Work independently and collaboratively within a team setting

    • Positively motivate team to accomplish goals

    • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment

    • Embrace change and initiate improvements

  • Strong belief in customer service and satisfaction

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned and to shift work responsibilities

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience

  • Medical Insurance, Holidays, Paid Time Off, 401(K), Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Short-term Disability, and Voluntary Life Insurance  

To learn more about Bensonwood and to apply online, visit our website at www.bensonwood.com