Rope Craftsman

Rope Craftsman

Rope Craftsman

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Job Description

General Labor - Full-time

Rope Craftsman – Full Time

About You

The Rope Craftsman is a member of a team of 3-5 highly-motivated, hard-working individuals focused on getting customers the right rope for their next project. You like active, physical, hands-on work and you can lift 75+ pounds. You have the strength to twist and untwist thick rope with your hands. You are also good at math and can use numbers to solve problems and determine measurements.

You thrive in the energy and hustle of a start-up business and you have a positive, can-do attitude. You know hard work and integrity are the keys to success and you want to be a part of a growing company where your effort can lead to advancement. You want to grow your skills, grow in your career, and work with good people.


The Rope Craftsman is a critical role in the warehouse operations at Right Rope. Your job is to use your hands to fabricate custom rope ends for daily online orders. You will splice a loop into the ends of various kinds of rope to make dock lines, cable pulling ropes, arborist ropes, ropes to hang bed swings, and more. 

You thrive in a production environment and can make a new rope-end every 5 to 15 minutes. You pull, splice, cut, coil and ship rope in packages small enough to fit in a mailbox or big enough for freight shipping. You use hand-tools such as fids, loppers, hot-cutters, measuring tape, and box cutters to prepare and ship orders the same-day. Your fast-movement, attention to detail, and good judgment allows you to proactively delight customers and minimize returns.

You’re a good team player and always looking for ways to improve your productivity. You like to work-ahead and help ease the burden on your team by stocking pre-cut coils of frequently-ordered rope. 

When large shipments of rope arrive, you are eager to help unload freight using a pallet jack or forklift and you help break down pallets to store rope strategically in the warehouse. You like to keep a clean working environment so everyone can move efficiently. You pitch in when you see a need without being asked because you care about the team. 


  • Monday 7:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

  • Tu – Th  7:30 – 4 p.m.

  • Friday    7:30 – 3:30 p.m.


  • Become proficient in all rope splicing techniques; including splicing hardware into ropes such as thimbles, handles, hooks, etc. 

  • Work independently and within warehouse team to prepare and ship daily rope orders, on-time, according to customer specifications 

  • Pull heavy rope from spools, splice or create custom rope ends, cut rope to length, coil rope, package, box up, or palletize, and ship

  • Work ahead to create and pre-stock common custom orders for later fulfillment

  • Load and unload pallets of stock and move stock around the warehouse using pallet jacks and/or forklifts

  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace / warehouse

  • Use break test machine for quality control / rope testing

  • Speak with customers on the phone and communicate professionally through email regarding splicing and rope finishing requests and questions.

  • Open to possibly work with our marketing team to make video content about splicing and knotting ropes


  • Must be at least 16 years old, pass background check, and be drug-free

  • Must be able to make a quality 3-strand eye splice in 6 minutes or less and double braid eye splice in 17 minutes or less prior to hiring. (Tools / resources provided). *Candidates who cannot meet these minimum splicing requirements prior to hiring may be offered a lower starting wage in order to receive compensated, on-the-job training.

  • Must have understanding and/or the desire to learn the mechanics of many types of splicing, how and why each splice works

  • Must be able to solve math story problems to determine how much rope to use to meet customer specifications

  • Must have strong hands and the ability to work with them all day

  • Must have excellent attention to detail and safety. Rope splicing must be done correctly.

  • Must be able to lift 75+ pounds

  • Must be able to read and use a tape measure in inches to the 1/16 of an inch

  • Must be able to measure and use cutting tools, to perform job requirements

  • Must have a high level of productivity and meet minimum performance metrics

  • Must be dependable and trust-worthy and have a ‘can-do’ attitude that promotes positivity in the team

  • Must demonstrate progressive achievement / responsibility in work-history, schooling, or extra curricular activities

  • Must be able to articulate life / career goals and how this role fits into your path.

  • Ability to work under pressure at times of high order volume

  • Preferred, ability to operate a forklift safely or willing to learn

Benefits & Compensation

  • $20 – 30 / hour

  • Paid Time Off 

  • Paid Holidays

  • Medical Health Insurance

  • Pediatric Dental and Vision

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Health Savings Account

  • College Savings Plan

  • YMCA membership discount

  • Team lunch


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