Employment FAQS

What kind of work would I do?

Employee are hired to work on a team that will build a specific window or door. On that team you may operate a saw, prep the frame, lay glass, or complete the finish work to ensure the window is built and ready to go. These jobs may require bending, reaching, twisting, working with your arms raised and extended, as well as working with your hands and fingers to assemble the window. All of our jobs require an employee to be on their feet for an extended period of time during the shift. We do not have any sit down work, employees are continuously standing and walking.

Can women work at Gerkin?

Definitely! We have several women that work in our production process from welders, to saw operators, general laborers, leadership roles and much more. All employees will lift throughout the day but those positions that require heavy lifting are aided by hoists that help to manipulate and move our heavy windows and doors.

Do I need to know how to read a tape measure?

Nope. That too is something we can train an employee on. You may not have had to use a tape measure in other jobs or areas of your life so not having that skill is fine.

What is the dress code?

Production employee dress code is set up to protect them from the potential hazards in the workplace. Shoes must cover the foot of the employee. Pants need to be jeans or work pants that cover the legs. And the shirt needs to cover the employee’s midsection and shoulders. Most employees wear jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes.

Do I need to have experience to work at Gerkin?

Absolutely NOT. We are looking for employees that are eager to learn, we can train you on the work that needs to be done. Employees that are reliable, here on time and work their schedule shift. Employees who are hardworking, finishing the tasks assigned and producing quality work. Employees who are team players, able to work with others toward a common goal.

What do you pay your production employees?

1st shift $18.50
2nd Shift $19.00

What are the scheduled work schedules?

Production has a 30 minute meal break and two 15 minute rest breaks during the shift.

First Shift Production: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday

Overtime Hours:
6:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday
6:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday
6:30 am to 12:00 pm or 3:30 pm, Saturday when scheduled

Second Shift Production: 3:30 pm to Midnight, Monday thru Friday

Overtime Hours:
3:30 pm to 2:00 am, Monday thru Thursday
3:30 pm to Midnight Friday
3:30 pm to Midnight Saturday when scheduled

Is Overtime required or optional?

Overtime is required when scheduled. To meet the demand of our quality window and door products we may have to schedule overtime hours for our production employees.

How often do I get paid?

Gerkin pays their employees weekly. Company policy requires direct deposit and employees can have up to two accounts for those deposits. Employees will have their wages available by 8 am on Thursday mornings following the pay week. Gerkin also partners with Security National Bank for new employees who do not have a bank account established to set up an account with no fees or minimum balance requirement.

When will I see my first raise?

All employees, full and part-time are reviewed on their anniversary date. An employee’s increase will be based on their attendance and performance during the prior year.

Is there a chance for advancement?

Certainly! When opportunities arise we have always looked at our awesome group of employees first to see who may be the next great fit in that role. Many of our current employees moved into their leadership positions from the ground floor. We know we have talented employees and we want to make sure that talent is working for us!

What are your Paid Holidays?

Gerkin has six (6) and a half (4 hours) Paid Holidays in a calendar year; New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (4 Hours), and Christmas Day. Gerkin also allows for a four day weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

What is your Vacation/Paid Time Off Policy?

Paid Time Off (PTO) is from January 1 to December 31. Newly hired employees will earn a pro-rated number of days to use at the time of hire to be used after their probationary period for the current calendar year. Then two weeks will be given on their first January, three weeks on their fifth January and four weeks on their tenth January. PTO combines vacation and personal time off into a single bank of days for employees to use to take paid time off from work. PTO needs to be used in the calendar year or it will be paid back to the employee.

When would I be eligible for insurance?

All regularly scheduled full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible to enroll in the Gerkin health insurance plans for themselves and their eligible dependents on their 90th day of employment.

Gerkin offers comprehensive medical coverage through a network of providers. Employees can enroll in a Traditional medical plan that offers copayments, deductible and out of pocket maximums for medical events, or a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). With the HDHP employee are responsible for all medical cost up to the deductible amount. Gerkin also provides dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, disability, and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care. All health insurance plans are affordable and meet the needs of our employees.

Gerkin also offers Retirement Saving Plans through 401k and Profit Sharing. Employees are eligible for both 401k and Profit Sharing after 12 months of continuous employment.

Do you require vaccinations? Wearing masks?

No. We feel that is a decision for our employees to make. If employees wish to wear a mask on the production floor they are welcome to do so. Vaccinations and masks are not a requirement of employment.

Do you allow smoke breaks?

Our facility is Tobacco Free which means that employees are allowed to smoke in designated areas outside of the building. Employees can go out of the building during their meal break to smoke.

Do you allow for Spanish speaking employees?

We use English as our language of communication at this time. All documents and paperwork is in English. Employees need to be able to read and understand English in their work.