LaCrosse Footwear
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 17.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health insurance available after 90 days, no cost health premiums, union, paid holidays, 401k, tuition reimbursement, employee purchase program

Danner has been integral part of the Pacific Northwest for almost a century. We strive to build quality boots with superior craftsmanship for men and women to wear as they preform hard work in them to exploring the great outdoors. As our community grows, so is our company. We are hiring and have immediate openings at our Portland Factory for entry level Shoemakers.

Entry level full-time positions starting at $17.50 per hour, with more earning potential through overtime and regular pay increases based on hours worked. Bonuses provided during probationary period up to $400 and get a pair of boots for $5.00 each year!

This union position includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid vacation/sick, holidays, and tuition reimbursement!

Schedule Monday Friday; regular working hours for 1st shift is 6:00 am 2:30 pm; 2nd Shift is 2:30 pm 11:00 pm. Occasionally, we also work overtime, which could be daily or on weekends. Starting and ending times may vary due to overtime needs.

Benefits - No Health Insurance Premium - Paid holidays - Tuition Reimbursement - 401k-
Employee Purchase Program

Job Description

Shoemaker (Finishing Department)

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


The Shoemaker performs diverse operations in the production of shoes/boots to prescribed quality and production standards and in accordance with ISO procedures.


  • Manufactures footwear products by performing repetitive short cycle task/movements. May use hand and power tools, small to large machinery, mechanical fixtures and test equipment.
  • Responsible for basic set-ups, adjusts and monitors equipment. Notifies Maintenance of any equipment malfunctions.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel if product or process is out of compliance.
  • Rotates between operations within work area as well as between work areas and departments. Assists in maintaining work area and/or department records.
  • Consults production ticket for specific work instructions related to that lot.
  • Adheres to Company two-pass quality system which requires the Shoemaker to inspect incoming work prior to performing any work on it, and inspect completed work prior to passing it on to the next operation.
  • Assists in training co-workers as required.
  • Follows all safety rules and procedures.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Works shift work schedule and overtime as assigned.


  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (for Lasting/Finishing Department):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Must be able to perform all physical and mental requirements described below.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Good hand/eye coordination & manual dexterity with ability to use hand tools, electric and pneumatic power tools and machines, and in-house developed product specific tooling/fixtures.
  • Must be able to handle work that is repetitious.
  • Able to follow instructions and take direction. Must be able to work from visual aids, drawings/ diagrams, ISO work instruction and other instructive documentation.
  • Ability to offer informed suggestions to improve processes.
  • Within a diverse work environment, must respect individual differences and utilize the diverse thinking and contributions of all team members.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 2
  • 1-2 years production experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment utilizing industrial machinery.
  • Shoe sanding and/or lasting experience preferred.
  • Dependable with a good record of attendance.
  • Basic English Skills are preferred.


0 hrs 1 hr 2 hrs 3 hrs 4 hrs 5 hrs 6 hrs 7 hrs 8+ hrs
Bed/Stoop X
Squat/Kneel X
Climb Ladders/Stairs X
Twisting (Neck/Waist) X
Reaching (Above and below shoulders) X
Push/Pull X
Sit X
Walk X
Stand X
Repetitive use of hands X
Grasp/Fine finger motions X
Repetitive use of foot controls X
Lift 1-5 lbs X
Lift 6-10 lbs X
Lift 11-15 lbs X
Lift 16-20 lbs X
Lift 21-30 lbs X
Lift 31-50 lbs X
Carry 1-5 lbs X
Carry 6-10 lbs X
Carry 11-15 lbs X
Carry 16-20 lbs X
Carry 21-30 lbs X
Carry 31-50 lbs X

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 100% of work is spent in factory and/or distribution setting

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position takes immediate direction from the Production Team Lead and reports to the Production Manager.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background screen. As a federal contractor, we participate in E-Verify. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that strives for and celebrates diversity in its workforce.

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