Operations Specialist 

Job Description

The company:

Knafs is a goofy little company that makes interesting pocket knife schtuff. We're family owned and operated, 6 employees, and we’re running this crazy train to glory. There's a healthy dose of "let's figure this thing out together" in our business that requires problem solving and cerebral engagement. We sell our products on Knafs.com, Amazon, and to 40+ dealers across the world. 


The job:

The Operations Specialist at Knafs is our boots-on-the-ground, get ‘er done person. We have hundreds of tasks that need doing, and this person is our executor to make it happen. This could be anything from shipping a hundred orders to counting a thousand new products.

This is an on-site position, 20 hours per week Monday - Friday -  Morning Shifts  (Not hybrid or remote. There’s some flexibility in daily start and end time.)

We need someone who loves precision and speed. Speedy precision? Yes, that’s the one. We have a lot to do, but we also need it done right. Job specifics:

  • Shipping: Pick, pack, and ship customer orders with precision, speed, and a dash of healthy humor. Sometimes we write goofy notes on customer orders. Beautiful handwriting is a plus. 
  • Assembly: prepare products for sale. Slap on barcodes, kitting, stamp leather, stuff poly bags-- we do it all.
  • Quality control: check our pocket knives to make sure they pass inspection; a critical eye for detail is wicked important. You’ll handle hundreds of knives, so safety is a must. If you don’t love sharp and pointies, this job probably isn’t for you.

The Pay:

$16 - $18/hour depending on experience 


Essential Skillz:

  • Focus: there will be hours of repetitive work. And there will also be days when you’re doing something new every 30 minutes. Both require a mind that is keen and attentive.
  • Counting: we need solid math skillz. Nothing too crazy, but we do a TON of hard counting products, and few things are worse than inventory errors.
  • Computers: we manage and ship our orders via Shopify and Shipstation. You need some computer savvy.
  • Self-management: we don’t do that hovering management stuff. Ain’t nobody got time for that. We expect our people to use their time wisely to make magic happen.
  • Problem Solving: most of our messes don’t come with an instruction manual. You must be able to look critically at the mess and decide if you use a paper towel, mop, or plumber to clean it up. We haven’t had to call a plumber yet, but there is no shame in asking for help.
  • Education: high school diploma required. Secondary schooling is great. College students are solid. Degrees from the school of hard knocks are also perfectly acceptable. 

Nice-to-have skillz:

  • Interest in pocket knives and the mechanics of the tool
  • Warehouse Experience
  • Shopify Experience
  • Solid Spotify playlists
  • Tasty food truck recommendations

Additional Information

Notes on the Company:

We run on a healthy handful of core values: 

Kind - We love to make people's day

Smart - Intelligent, independent action

Dependable - We do it right

Humble + Hands-on - We get 'er done

Scrappy + Simple - Solutions from elbow grease and basic tools

Goofy - Make it fun

Part Time Perks:

  • Employee discounts on everything we make.
  • Semi-flexible schedule– we need work in the morning, but we can work around school, childcare, or that dentist’s appointment.