Sawmill Operator

Sawmill Operator

Sawmill Operator

Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Category: Skilled Trades
Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire
Job ID: 38758
Date Added: 10/04/2022

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Sawmill Operator

If you have skills as a Sawmill Operator, let LC Staffing help you build a career with a local company that has a solid foundation here in the valley. This company values renewable forest resources and planning for future generations.  Plan for your future by talking with us! 


  • Operate control center to cut logs to optimum lengths and remove all bark
  • Maximize the value of each log
  • Safely and effectively learn machine centers in the sawmill
  • Monitor flow of material to and from the machine centers and adjust to ensure production and quantity standards are met
  • Visually inspection equipment and support maintenance
  • Control two log decks, log dump and log loader
  • Operate the cut-off saw and the defect cut-off saw
  • Operate conveyors to send logs through the debarker
  • Operate a chain saw to cut crooked logs or limbs from logs
  • Use bars and peavey to move and straighten logs
  • Coordinate via radio with Log Yard Loader Operator
  • Train and evaluate new operators and fill in for the Head Rig Sawyer when needed
  • Maintain a clean work area clear of debris


  • High School Diploma or GED, preferred
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Working knowledge of lumber products and grade, required
  • Experience in a sawmill or manufacturing environment, preferred

Wage:  Starting at $20.63 hour/DOE
Shift:  Monday – Thursday 5:30am – 4:30pm

Get in touch! Call or text 406-752-0191 to reach Andrew in our Kalispell LC Staffing Office.


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