Work at Deseret Manufacturing

What is Deseret Manufacturing?

Deseret Manufacturing is a factory that produces the new furniture and sleep products that are sold at Deseret Industries stores and provided to community organizations. The factory also produces signs for various purposes, including use in church buildings like temples and meetinghouses.

Deseret Manufacturing is a part of Deseret Industries. Like DI stores, Deseret Manufacturing serves as an employment training facility and is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Where is Deseret Manufacturing located? 

Deseret Manufacturing is located at 1680 South Industrial Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.

What positions does Deseret Manufacturing hire for? 

Deseret Manufacturing hires for both temporary full-time and part-time positions. Employees are known as associates and are assigned to work in the wood department, sleep manufacturing, or sign shop based on their interests and the needs of the factory.

What are the job responsibilities of associates? 

Associates will work in a high volume furniture and mattress production environment, which includes responsibilities like industrial sewing, woodworking, and operating a forklift. The job also requires working with industrial equipment, such as planers, sanders, CNC machines, and coilers. Assignments are made based on needs of the factory and interests of the associates.

What are the qualifications to work at Deseret Manufacturing? 

To work at Deseret Manufacturing, you must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the United States. Prospective employees should also have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn. Previous experience is not required—on-the-job training will be provided. Those who enjoy working with their hands tend to enjoy employment at Deseret Manufacturing.

What hours will I be required to work?

The shop is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. The shift includes time for an unpaid 30-minute lunch break. Part-time positions are up to 28 hours per week, while full-time positions are 40 hours per week. Those working in part-time positions adjust their daily hours to equal 20-28 over the week. Flexibility with scheduling is provided to meet associate needs, such as schooling.

What is the working environment like? 

Deseret Manufacturing is a factory with large machinery. To ensure that the factory remains a safe environment, training is provided and a committee consisting of employees across the factory helps ensure that safeguards are in place. Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes must be worn at all times. Personal protective equipment will be provided by the factory and is required for those on shift, including (but not limited to) safety goggles, face masks, hearing protection, and gloves.

What skills will I learn working at Deseret Manufacturing? 

Associates learn marketable skills in product assembly, manufacturing, and distribution as part of a job training program. Employees learn from operational supervisors who function as job coaches and help associates develop skills and habits that prepare them for future employment opportunities. Supervisors also assist with career planning for associates. 

Additionally, those who are willing and interested can work toward other qualifications, such as becoming forklift certified or obtaining certifications in Lean Six Sigma.

What benefits exist for those working at Deseret Manufacturing? 

In addition to gaining skills in manufacturing and learning how to overcome employment barriers, associates at Deseret Manufacturing are eligible for other assistance. Full-time positions are eligible for medical benefits. Both full-time and part-time associates are eligible for help with career planning and tuition assistance. 

Associates also have the opportunity to earn certifications, which prepares them to obtain better employment across a myriad of industries. Associates have gone on to work in other manufacturing and production positions, as well as jobs in nursing, HVAC repair, commercial truck driving, and more.

How much are associates paid? 

Pay starts at $10 an hour with opportunities for frequent raises. These are skill-based raises determined by an associate's effort.

Are there breaks during shifts? 

One unpaid 30-minute lunch break can be taken during a full shift. Two 10-minute paid breaks are also provided during a full shift.

How do I apply to work at Deseret Manufacturing? 

To apply for a job, contact Deseret Manufacturing by calling 801-240-2580.


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