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Machine Operator

Machine Operator


RIP SAW OPERATOR


General Summary / Basic Function:

Under general supervision sets up and operates rip saw, including planning cutting procedures to maximize yield, and recognizing/compensating for warp, twist, and green defects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Sets up saw, including making adjustments for width, thickness, and chain speed.

- Maintain proper functioning of dust collector pipe that leads to saw.

- Picks up boards and correctly positions to remove rough edging from board.

- Obtains edged boards from tail boy return, removing defects and sawing boards to correct width.


The above duties and responsibilities are considered essential to performance of this job.  However, the Company will make every reasonable effort to accommodate a disabled person who, with such accommodation, is otherwise qualified.  A reasonable accommodation may also modify the need for a particular skill, ability, or other requirement.

Skills Required:

- The ability to set up saw by making the proper adjustments.

- The ability to change saw blade and lubricate machine.

- The ability to maintain proper functioning of dust collector pipe.

- The ability to pick up boards up to 40” in length, and to properly position them to remove rough edging.

- The ability to operate/use small hand tools, pallet jack, ergo lift, and lift truck.


Level of Education and/or Experience:

- Demonstrated proficiency in operating and maintaining equipment.

- The ability to visually identify defects in lumber to optimize yield when operating the saw.

- The ability to work at a sustained, rapid pace.

- At least six months of experience is typically required to become proficient in this position.


Physical Requirements:

- Physical ability for prolonged standing and lifting of light to medium weight lumber, and to operate the saw to maximize yield.


 Working Conditions:

- A relatively high noise level exists in the area, in which it is often necessary to shout to be heard.  Hearing protection is required.

- Some dust also exists.

- The position periodically requires working on scaffolding and high places.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned this job.  They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and conditions associated with the job.





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