ChopValue Woodworking Production Lead



The Woodworking Production Lead will report to the Director of Operations and ensure that our team operates efficiently and delivers on production targets. This role is a unique opportunity to lead a team of 16 individuals in our precision woodshop and production area. You will be responsible for full oversight of our process; from raw material processing, through woodworking to the dispatch of finished products.

This is a unique opportunity to leave a legacy, your work will directly impact not only the success of our team in Vancouver, but also the success of our Franchise Partners, located around the globe.


Supervises and schedules the shop team, with daily shop meetings and task delegation.
Manages the team’s production schedule.
Leads by example; ensures wood working practices are trained to and maintained at a high standard.
Interprets drawings and product specifications.
Responsible for the quantity of products produced.

Manages compliance to company safety guidelines.
Manages upkeep of equipment preventative maintenance.
Manages compliance to company manufacturing processes.

Manages employee performance including; attendance and performance reviews.
Manages recruitment of new team members.
Responsible for timesheet approvals.
Develops talent within the team; supports team members to grow in their roles.

Supports job quoting and estimates.
Manages shop consumables.

Curious to learn new skills and grow as an individual
Wants to make have a positive environmental impact
Natural leader, with strong written and verbal communication
A team player with strong listening skills; actively creates and executes on team goals.

Red Seal joinery certification or equivalent in Joinery or Carpentry
Minimum 2 years experience in supervision in a shop/manufacturing environment
Previous experience in startups is an asset

ChopValue’s pioneering manufacturing process gives bamboo chopsticks a second life by transforming this unutilized urban waste into beautiful, functional design products. Just as there is diversity in the types of chopsticks we collect, there is diversity in our design, production, and engineering teams. Our commonality lies in our authenticity, curiosity, and dedication to what we feel is a worthwhile endeavor, not just personally but also environmentally and socially. We are looking for enthusiastic people who share those qualities and can overcome whatever challenges they may encounter using reason, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. We might be small in size but, with the right people on our team, our impact can be massive.

Please include your resume and cover letter to let us know how your interests and experience align with ChopValue’s mission and values.

compensation: Competitive market rates and health benefits

employment type: full-time

job title: Woodworking Production Lead

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