Working Fields LLC
Job Title Boarding Operator
Location Northfield, VT
Job Type Contract Full-Time
Job Description

Location: Northfield, Vermont

Reports to: Finishing Shift Supervisor

Job Summary:

As we continue to scale one of the fastest growing apparel brands, we are seeking a Boarding Operator. This individual is required to operate a boarding machine safely while processing socks as efficiently as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Check and complete production tickets for accuracy.
  • Communicate any machine or sock issues to Team Leader and/or Shift Supervisor as necessary.
  • Complete any machine changeovers (forms, grabber pads, grabber pins, etc.) in an effort to minimize machine downtime.
  • Must be capable of maintaining production output and boarding quality levels at all times.
  • Must be capable of completing priority work as and when necessary.
  • Using the correct forms for the sock style being boarded and changing the forms on the machine when necessary.
  • Maintaining accurate sock count and production records (e.g. output and downtime).
  • Collaborating with co-workers in an effort to achieve production targets and output quantities.
  • Being flexible, cooperative, and adaptable should workflows fluctuate on occasion.
  • Be willing to cross-train in other tasks within the Mill.
  • Communicating clearly with co-workers, Team Leaders, Shift Supervisor, and Inspectors, in order to resolve production problems on a daily basis.


  • Preference given to candidates with recent manufacturing experience.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Basic math skills and effective verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team
  • Ability to be professional and courteous at all times
  • Passionate about working for a values driven company and fully committed to building great cultures and high performing teams
  • This position requires commitment to embrace the company’s culture through the alignment of personal behaviors with the company’s core values.

Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing environment – exposure to machinery, noise and other adverse conditions for limted periods of time depending on the role
  • Flexible nature to manage competing and changing priorities