A mill operator is responsible for daily production, quality control, safety, and daily operation of a mill and management of its employees.
What responsibilities will I have?
Operate sawmill to saw logs into rough sawn lumber and dimensional lumber
Install and maintain all sawmill/planer machinery and equipment
Utilize woodworking tools like hand-held router, table saw, band saw, miter saw, sander, etc. when necessary
Train machine operators and employees of the sawmill
Perform preventative maintenance of mill including repair planning
Operate a loader and/or forklift to lift and load logs, cants, and boards onto trailers
Ensure quality assurance of lumber product output
Stack and palletize materials
Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations and utilizing safety equipment
Troubleshoot equipment that is not functioning properly
Clean and organize sawmill regularly