Green Canopy NODE

Green Canopy NODE builds sustainable homes fast.

CNC Machinist/ Programmer & Shop Manager

$32 - $37
Seattle, WA
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Who we are:

Green Canopy NODE is a mission-driven, vertically integrated construction technology firm, residential developer, and fund manager. The company’s mission is to build homes, relationships, and businesses that help regenerate communities and environments. Our team is a group of deeply authentic, mission-aligned people working to bring all-electric, sustainable, healthy housing to all income levels.

This is an exciting time to join our growing team! The construction industry is ripe for disruption and evolution. Leveraging our construction tech expertise and deep industry experience, our team is working on scaling construction technology to lower building costs, help decarbonize the built environment, and help our clients and partners achieve their development objectives for less time and cost.

Who we’re looking for:

We are seeking a skilled CNC Machinist/Programmer and Shop Manager to join the Research and Development team in creating innovative products, technology, and processes for the prefabricated construction industry. This position is a hybrid role focused on two primary areas of work: CNC Manufacturing and Shop Management. This is a highly collaborative and busy production environment. You will thrive in this position if you have a positive attitude and are someone who enjoys jumping in where needed to contribute to the overall success of the team. You’ll work alongside both the Construction and Product channels – teams of builders, designers, engineers and developers. The right candidate will enjoy working within a multi-disciplinary team with highly diverse skill sets and professional backgrounds. The right candidate will be open minded and curious, will contribute without ego, and enjoy elevating and celebrating others' ideas to find the best solutions.

In this position you will:

  • Operate and maintain a CNC router and lathe cutting predominantly wood products

  • Use CAM/CAD software to translate 3d models into fabrication programs

  • Manage improvements to tools, manufacturing processes, and assist in developing better work flows from design through manufacturing

  • Develop, manage and maintain shop inventory system including construction materials

  • Develop and manage shop safety protocols and implement safety training programs

  • Operate other various shop equipment

  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of shop machinery to ensure good working order

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the shop

  • Support R&D team with assembling prototypes

  • Perform field or shop construction-related labor tasks including the use of hand or power tools

  • Perform work outside of primary responsibilities as needed, to contribute toward organizational goals

What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience operating a CNC router/mill in a production environment

  • Proficiency in setting up CAM operations and G Code programming

  • Basic understanding of 3d CAD modeling

  • Professional background in one of the following fields: construction, woodworking, manufacturing, production building and/or engineering

  • Experience in manufacturing shop management including:

  • Developing and implementing safety standards, systems and training

  • Developing and maintaining manufacturing-based inventory systems

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Strong problem-solving and mathematical abilities

  • Comfortable with change and, at times, uncertainty; highly adaptable and flexible

  • Comfortable with both receiving and providing direction when switching between workflows

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals from multi-disciplinary teams

  • A willingness to have difficult conversations, with a commitment to conscious and empathetic communication

  • A sense of ownership toward your work without ego – working to achieve common goals

Great to have:

  • Experience assembling and fabricating in the Construction Trade

  • Technical certification, an associate degree or prior apprenticeship related to CNC machine operations, machine technology or a related field

  • In-depth experience in the building or construction industries

  • Broad knowledge of materials and innovative manufacturing methodologies

Position and hours:

  • This is an hourly, full-time position, working Monday through Friday in our Seattle shop.

- This position involves frequent and repetitive movement including bending, reaching, lifting and moving materials. This position may require standing for long periods of time.

  • This position is based in a fast-paced and loud shop environment with varying temperatures

Compensation and benefits:

  • Starting pay range between $32.00-37.00 /hour

  • Employee Stock Options

  • Starting annual PTO of 120 hours per year

  • Monthly Technology stipend of $50

  • Monthly Wellness stipend of $25

  • 100% employer-paid health coverage for medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance for employees

  • Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program

  • Company 401(k) plan

  • Company-paid parental leave for new parents

  • Leadership development and training for all employees

Next steps:

To help us get to know you better, please apply with the following information:

  • A cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Green Canopy NODE. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • A copy of your resume

We want to connect with candidates that are excited about being a part of the work we are doing at Green Canopy NODE.

Find out if YOU want to be a part of the team. Learn more at some of the links below:

Website: Purposeful Growth Video, Mission and Values:
Theory of Change:
Regenerative Real Estate Podcast: Merger Announcement:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

To accomplish our mission, it is essential our team include diverse perspectives and lived experiences.  Green Canopy NODE believes that cultivating a culture of belonging can help all our team members grow and thrive. We nurture an equitable and inclusive work environment through our co-created and shared set of values and through ongoing learning, education and training. Green Canopy NODE is also proud to be a second-chance employer. We understand the challenges that people with conviction histories or those who are formerly incarcerated face. We are actively working to remove barriers to employment for all individuals and we do not perform background checks. We welcome you to apply and join us in our journey to become an equitable and inclusive workplace.

About the interview

Stage 1 - Application Screening

HR will be screening applications upon receipt, no later than 2 business days following submission. Candidates that pass the application stage will be advanced by HR to a phone screening.

Stage 2 – Phone Screening

Phone screening will be held via Team (audio only). Candidates that pass the phone screening stage will be advanced to an interview with the Hiring Manager.

Stage 3 – Video Interview with Hiring Manager(s)

Candidates that pass the video interview stage will be advanced to a peer-panel interview with 2 other members of the team.

Stage 4 – Video Interview with Peer Panel

Delegated members of the team will meet with the candidate and conduct an interview via Teams.

Stage 5 – Reference Check

Stage 6 – Evaluation and Offer

HR will reach out to the Hiring Manager within 24 hours of the Peer Panel Interview to conduct a round-up to determine if the candidate will advance to an Offer, rejected, or rejected and added as a future prospect.

Why you should join Green Canopy NODE

Green Canopy NODE is a vertically integrated construction technology firm, developer, and fund manager. Our mission is to build relationships, businesses, and homes that help regenerate communities, and environments. Our team includes a group of deeply authentic, mission-aligned people and top-talent in real estate, design, construction, technology, impact investing, and fund management. In our hearts we know a brighter, more resilient, healthy, and equitable future is possible. Together, we work to deliver a better built environment for people and the planet.

Green Canopy NODE
Team Size:31
Location:Seattle, WA
Don Bunnell
Don Bunnell
Bec Chapin
Bec Chapin