Help Wanted: Maker 

Full Time | Manufacturing

Location: Victor, Idaho
Job Title: Knife Maker 
Reports to: Production Floor Manager

General Summary

NWKW is looking for candidates to make America's Best cutlery.  Our reputation for durability, performance, design is second to none- so we are looking for diligent workers skilled with their hands to uphold those high standards. 

The Job: New West KnifeWorks applies a PPK (Pay Per Knife) compensation for this position.  This system is based on minimum production quotas to allow a flexible schedule.

To Apply please read the details below and then email


Start $18/hr. 

After quality assurance tests:
PPK Rate (after achieving your "black belt" in knife making) $20-$30/hr
Hourly rate is determined by quality and efficiency 


  • The attention and craftsmanship equal to or greater than a Finished Carpenter.
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical devices

Essential Job Functions

  • Arrange machine at the beginning of work procedures to ensure that everything is in order
  • Test the machine before the main work begins to be sure that it’s in good condition for production.
  • Clean up machine parts after every work procedure.
  • Set all machine operation information such as speed, size and shape into machine before it begins running.
  • Insert all production materials in the various parts of the machine where they are supposed to be to enhance production output.
  • Ensure that machines are calibrated and re-calibrated before and after production procedures.
  • Troubleshoot machine problems to determine actual faults.
  • Strictly adhere to client job specifications and ensure good quality work.
  • Ensure timely preparation and availability of all production materials to avoid shortage during production.
  • Report to supervisor(s) regularly, keeping them updated on production activities and progress.
  • Study blueprint from work layout to ensure accuracy in production task.

To Apply please email