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Wanted workers at the sawmill

Samples of vacancies:

  • circular saw operator;
  • planer operator;
  • log sorter;
  • finished product stacker;
  • forklift operators;
  • lumberjacks;
  • operator assistants;
  • handymen

Employment Requirements – What Education and Training Is Required?

Generally required secondary education. College courses in woodworking technology may be required.

  • Usually a few weeks of on-the-job training.
  • Head mills and the position of the operator of the planing machines usually require several years of experience in other workplaces on the sawmill in the same company.


What duties will I have?

  • The use of sawmills for sawing logs for lumber.
  • Install and maintain all sawmill / planer machines and equipment.
  • If necessary, use woodworking tools, such as a handheld router, a table saw, a band saw, a crosscut saw, a grinding machine, and others.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance of the mill, including repair planning.
  • Manage loader and / or forklift to lift and load logs, crates and boards on trailers.
  • To ensure the quality of products from wood.
  • Laying and palletizing materials.
  • Sorting lumber.
  • Maintain safe work by following the rules and regulations of safety and using protective equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment that does not work properly.
  • Regular cleaning.

What education and training is required?

To work as a sawmill operator requires a high school diploma.

What is the sawmill and woodworking industry?

This industry produces a range of wood products, including boards, coarse or measured wood, wood fuel, poles, and more. Industry also includes institutions that preserve wood.

Industrial Products

  • Softwood lumber.
  • Hardwood lumber.
  • Sliver.
  • Preservation of wood products.

Industrial activity

  • Sawing and planing of hardwood logs.
  • Sawing and planing softwood.
  • Saving or processing lumber with chemicals and resins.