Job type: Full-time, Permanent

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Who we are: Formations Inc. is a forward-thinking distribution company committed to provide quality product, knowledgeable staff and substantial financial commitment through inventory and investment in our customers to ensure the success of our customers, suppliers, and industry. Formations Inc. is a privately-owned wholesale distributor of non-structural wood products and accessories and Manufacturing of Cabinet Doors to the woodworking community in Western Canada.

At Formations we are driven by a shared purpose: Building a business that provides exceptional customer experience and inspires design.

What does Formations believe in?

1) Respect- Respect for all teammates, customers, vendors & all other stakeholders

2) Accountability- Accountable to the team and holding others accountable

3) Team- Unified team working together to achieve the goals of the Company

4) Communication- Open, unbiased and honest communication

5) Innovation- Continuous improvement on all aspects of our business

Products and services Formations offers:

  • High Pressure Laminate
  • Solid Surfacing
  • Decorative Panels
  • Laminate
  • Edge Treatments
  • Veneer
  • Hardwood Plywood
  • Hardwood Lumber
  • Wood & specialty coatings
  • Adhesives and Abrasives
  • Hardware

Job Summary: As a Machine Operator your primary responsibilities will be the safe, accurate and efficient operation of automated CNC Routers, Panel Saws and Hot Panel Presses in a cabinet door manufacturing work cell. The Machine Operator will involve coordination and teamwork within the production department and amongst several different types of machines. The Machine Operator will follow training and safe work procedures for all equipment being operated in addition to maintaining required quality standards and keeping organized production/quality logs. Coordination with the scheduler to maintain production schedules and adjusting for rushes as needed will be an accountability of the Machine Operator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow all corporate safety policies and procedures, including PPE requirements
  • Understand door manufacturing process flow, keeping workflow organized and clearly marked
  • Utilize training to competently operate assigned equipment, including basic program adjustments
  • Read technical paperwork and drawings to interpret specifications and machining parameters
  • Loading materials manually and utilize lift for larger sheet goods
  • Understand basic computer functions to operate machine software’s
  • Ensure raw materials are cleaned and inspected prior to loading
  • • Maintain forklift certification to assist with material transport and machine loading
  • Perform quality checks of inbound materials and final products
  • Participate in cross-training on other equipment as department requires
  • Train other employees on safe work procedures, equipment operation and quality checks
  • Understand department and company goals, strive to meet/exceed these targets

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience in a manufacturing is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience operating automated/CNC equipment preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience with CNC Routers preferred
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and information
  • Ability to multi-task, monitoring several machine components during operation
  • High level of concentration, attention for detail and quality control
  • Basic math skills - unit conversions, arithmetic operations, ratios and percentages
  • Efficient machine operation with mechanical aptitude
  • Advanced measuring skills in imperial and metric
  • Basic computer skills - Navigating Windows, Microsoft Office and Email
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly
  • Self-motivated and driven to continuously improve and add value to the organization

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (required)
  • CNC Operation: 1 year (required)
  • Basic math: 1 year (required)
  • Computer skills: 1 year (required)

Work Location: One location

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Deadline: 15-01-2024

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