Saw Operator I is responsible for the set up and operation of a single-blade saw. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific instructions and guidelines to complete the job.
Reads production scheduling sheets and identifies required material for the operation.
Ensures material meets quality specifications (grade, size, moisture content, etc).
Performs setups according to specifications.
Feeds material according to specifications.
Periodically checks equipment to ensure specifications are being met.
Offloads and stacks material in accordance with established procedures, and if required, may cover, label and band components/finished product.
Ensures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate.
Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns.
Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.
Maintains production records as required.
Checks materials and finished products to ensure compliance with standards.
Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards.
Performs LOTO as required.
Performs preventive maintenance as specified.
Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma/GED is preferred but not required.
Minimum 3 months experience using saws or similar equipment; some experience in manufacturing and assembling is preferred.
Working knowledge of basic math.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Skills and abilities
Ability to work in a safe manner
Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions
Demonstrate ability to use and operate dangerous/heavy equipment
Demonstrate ability to stack material properly
Ability to pay attention to surroundings
Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English.
Ability to complete production reporting
Ability to read a tape measure
Ability to learn/understand cuts and yields
Ability to troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance to the equipment
Demonstrate eye-hand coordination
Ability to work under immediate supervision
Ability to pass a drug test
Ability to work hours mandated by management
Team player and goal oriented
Open to change and positive attitude
Committed to plant and company goals
Participates in Safety and CI programs
Punctual and reliable
Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results
Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.