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Leather Cutter/Automated Cutter/Gerber Operator

Lee Industries
Conover, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our love of furniture is contagious, and that's why we can't resist creating the best upholstered furniture available, made 100% in the USA. Located in the Newton-Conover-Hickory, North Carolina area, LEE Industries employs over 700 skilled associates that create one-of-a-kind products. We have grown from a 7,500 sf facility in 1969 to over 400,000 sf across four manufacturing facilities today. For over 48 years, LEE Industries' mission to create innovatively-styled, high-quality home furnishings has remained unchanged.

The LEE Industries brand is known and respected industry-wide and is synonymous with uncompromising quality, customer service, and family values. We have built and sustained this reputation and industry leadership over nearly 5 decades by consistently going above and beyond for our customers and community. LEE Industries is seeking LEATHER CUTTER/AUTOMATED CUTTER/GERBER OPERATOR artisans with the following qualifications to carry on this tradition of excellence.

JOB TITLE: Gerber Operator (automated cutter)


FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Production Pay

Location/Shift: Plant 3, Day Shift, 12 hours 6am to 6pm Monthly Rotating Schedule


Reporting to the Plant Mgr/Assistant Plant Mgr., the operator mark leather hides and loads hides onto the machines to specifications ensuring accurate cuts and acceptable quality. This position works in a team setting...will be working in a team of 2 to operate the Gerber machine.


  • Inspects & verifies parts meet qualifications from work order (quality check points, etc)
  • Selects items to be cut, operates the machine, off loads parts and bundles parts before sending to sewing
  • Load leather hides onto cutting machine table to be cut according to specifications
  • Off loads cut leather from machine and groups accordingly. Bundle leather orders and load onto sewing racks
  • Maintaining clean/neat work station
  • Maintaining tools in working condition (machine, scissors, tape measure, etc)


  • Previous cutting experience required (2 years auto operator)
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work off of specs and production tickets to ensure 100% accuracy
  • Hand cutting experience a plus
  • LEAN manufacturing a plus
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, AS400)


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Ability to deliver uncompromising quality and detailed craftsmanship
  • Ability to work full-time
  • Long periods of standing/walking
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Able to stand for 12 hours

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Lee Industries


Conover, NC
28613 USA



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