Paid Apprenticeship Program
We offer opportunities for all skill levels to carve out their own career path in cabinetmaking. Learn while getting paid!
We are building an organization where there are no dead-end jobs. There are always opportunities in our system to qualify for more responsibility and higher income, and you always know what is required to achieve them.
You can start at the bottom and master the skills required to advance to the top over time. Or, if you already have some of the right experience, you can start in the middle, fill in any holes, and advance to the top. Or you can qualify for the job you are best at.
After all, our growth depends on having people fully qualified for better jobs by the time we need them there.
We teach modern cabinet manufacturing based on the principles of the Toyota Production System. As a result, crosstraining and employee development are built into the system. We all share in the same rewards (or suffer in the same consequences) together.
“Because of the quality of Spencer Cabinets, we are able to charge less for their installation over that of other cabinet companies.
“We know that every cabinet will be built correctly, making them easier and quicker to install.”
— Finish Carpenter
- Cutting — Computer optimized lumber and panel cutting
- Machining — Grooving, notching, drilling panels, tenoning, mortising, coping, moulding lumber
- Component Assembly — Doors, face frames, drawers, cases, special accessories
- Sanding & Staining — Final sanding of all parts, handwipe stain, seal sanding
- Finishing — Spraying wash coats, stains, toners, sealer, topcoats, special finishes, seal sanding
- Final Assembly — Door and drawer installation, special subassemblies, packaging accessories
- Shipping — Loading trucks, delivery, job site staging, furniture pad recovery, some collection
- Customer Design and Pricing — Designing casework, preparing proposals and contracts
- Cabinet Detailing — Preparing computerized plant cutting lists and assembly instructions
- Purchasing — Ordering lumber, sheet stock, hardware, supplies, and tools; inventory control
- Accounting — A/P, A/R, payroll, monthly closing, reports, taxes
All employees must perform routine operator maintenance on equipment in their area.