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Head Sawyer (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

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  Alabama, Alabama, United States

Head Sawyer - Hardwood Lumber - Alabama

Job#180322SW – Head Sawyer - Lumber – Alabama

Location:  United States 
Industry:  Lumber
Wage:  $700/week 
Education Required:   High school GED or equivalent.
Years Experience Required:    5-year minimum of hardwood lumber sawyer experience. 

Job Description: 

The Head Sawyer operator at this hardwood sawmill in Alabama is responsible for operating the company’s log circle saw in a safe and efficient manner while achieving the production goals.  The operator is also required to perform routine maintenance on this machine center. Must have at five years’ experience with some maintenance knowledge. Must be able to maintain and sharpen saws and work with maintenance staff in keeping mill running. Applicants need to be self-motivated able to work with other employees.


  • Must comprehend and adhere to all safety practices and perform tasks in a safe manner.
  • Must maintain a safe, clean and organized working environment around the individual’s work area including clearing saw dust, wood and debris from area.
  • Must be proficient in operating log circle saws
  • Must learn and perform the lock out procedures on the machine center and be rigorous in the application of lock-out/tag out procedures while doing routine cleaning and maintenance.
  • Must perform basic machine maintenance.
  • Must understand and adhere to all company established practices applicable to employees including those relating to safety, conduct and attendance.
  • Will be cross-trained in a variety of positions and must be willing to perform those functions as required.
  • Must cooperate with other sawmill workers and maintain a healthy and supportive team workplace environment.
  • Other duties as required.  

Essential Functions

  • Monitor performance of machine center to spot discrepancies in machine performance or product output.
  • Cleaning work areas removing saw dust, wood and debris
  • Use of hand tools to clean area, broom, shovel, rake, etc.
  • Use air hose to clean machines free of dust and debris
  • Comprehend and perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Learn the lockout steps for each machine operated
  • Basic machine maintenance 


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years hardwood log circle saw experience
  • Must be safety conscious, self-directed and team oriented
  • Willing to work Monday through Fridays and some Saturdays.