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Operator Entry Level - $17.75 - Sawmill

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

Eligible to Earn up to $3000 Retention Award in Jan 2023! (details provided at interview)

Sawmill Operator is an entry-level role with the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled equipment operator positions. The successful applicant will be allowed an appropriate amount of time to train for this job and must be willing to cross-train within any department.

What you will do:

  • Perform entry level lumberyard duties, housekeeping duties, including use of a shovel, etc
  • Stack various lengths of lumber
  • Assigned tasks indoors and outdoors, no matter the weather conditions
  • Monitor lumber movement
  • Move lumber through the process ensuring no lumber cross-ups
  • Clear jammed lumber as necessary
  • Assist others as necessary
  • Follow all Safe Work Procedures
  • Follow all Zero Energy State procedures
  • Utilize downtime or slow time to enhance the appearance and productivity of the department
  • Perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Operate necessary equipment according to procedures
  • Cleaning of the equipment


What you must have to be successful:

  • Willing to work any shift (Required)
  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • Minimum age of 18 years (Required)
  • Excellent safety record
  • Follow all safety criteria and contribute to the safety program
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Demonstrable mechanical aptitude & Basic maintenance skills
  • Able to climb ladders and work in elevated workplaces
  • Capable of working in tight close spaces
  • Ability to make quality control checks and adjustments at the assigned area and/or other related equipment.
  • Ability to keep the department clean and meet housekeeping standards.
  • Willing to cross-train on other equipment


What will make you stand out:

  • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment 


With our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits, you will get:

  • Benefits Starting Day 1
  • On-the-job training 
  • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays


If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us and APPLY at West Fraser: 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, a drug screen test, and a physical.

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and energy with over 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and the world's largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). 

We are a growing company, believe strongly in promoting from within, and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer a competitive benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, 401-k savings plans with company match, and vacation. 

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.

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


  • High School or better
  • GED or better


  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
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  • Job Reference: 701203903-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: West Fraser
  • Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent