Head Sawfiler

Closing Date:

Feb 22, 2019

Student Position:

No

Job Category:

Operations

Job Location:

City/Town:

Opelika

Province/State:

AL

Country:

USA

Head Sawfiler

Opelika, AL

 

West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!
Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

Our Opelika, Alabama Sawmill division is currently seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of: 

HEAD SAWFILER

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the team, leading the Saw Filing Department. Higher consideration will be granted to those who have previous experience in the wood remanufacturing sector, in a sawmill, planer mill, or with forest products. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of work place and saw filing safety
  • Achieving production targets
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and calibrating precision equipment
  • Enforcement of filing shop quality control standards
  • Designing of saws
  • Calculating saw speeds and feeds
  • Maintaining spare parts inventory
  • Shift scheduling
  • Troubleshooting and examining saws for defects 
  • Management of saw box water and lubrication

Position requirements include:

  • Ability to lead a team to work independently with little supervision
  • Experience benching round saws and band saws (e.g. repairing, tensioning, leveling, tipping, sharpening)
  • Knowledge of functionality, maintenance, and alignment associated with a Canter, 7 ft Band Rig, Trim Saw, Gang Saws, Edgers, and Chippers
  • Ability to service and supervise all aspects of saw maintenance for carbide saws
  • Understanding of preventative maintenance processes related to saw shop and sawmill machinery
  • Technical understanding of the manufacturing and servicing of saws, guides, and chipping knives
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at www.westfraser.com/jobs click "apply now" in green at the top of the page.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.