Sawmill Operator

Sawmill Equipment Operator
Division: Forest Products
Manager: Jessica Rutledge, Sawmill Manager
Reviewed: September 2022

Neuman Forest Products is an operating division of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve (Haliburton Forest Products). Neuman Forest Products operates a hardwood sawmill in Palmer Rapids, ON.
Haliburton Forest is a diverse company with two divisions and many businesses. It is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a wood lover’s dream. It is a research facility and an education centre. Haliburton Forest is 100,000 acres, 100 lakes, and millions of trees, and it is home to countless creatures. Above all, and always, it is a sustainably managed forest.
We provide year-round employment to 150 people and work closely with 30 independent contractors. With a skilled management team and a tight operational focus, our business strategy is to be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and economically viable in everything that we do.

Reporting to the Sawmill Manager the Sawmill Equipment Operator’s primary responsibility will be operating and maintaining equipment in the sawmill, primarily, but not limited to the Resaw.
The following responsibilities are assigned to this position:
• Operating the resaw and other equipment as directed
• Regular saw/station maintenance as required
• training and working collaboratively with other employees who are designated as the back-up resaw operators
• Keeping a clean and safe workspace at all times.
• Performing all tasks in accordance with established safe work practices and standard operating procedures
• Other duties as assigned

The following criteria are the minimum qualifications required for this position:
• Experience with operating sawmill equipment, particularly circular resaws • Experience Working with circular saws, hardwood lumber grades • Certification as a qualified hardwood lumber grader is an asset
• Previous experience in a sawmill environment would be considered an asset.
• Ability to work in a physical product type environment
• Ability to embrace hands on solutions to complex challenges
• Positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Flexibility to work overtime as required.

• Competitive starting wage
• Permanent full time
• 42.5-hour work-week Monday – Friday, possibly changing to 4 x 10’s in the near future
• Two weeks Paid vacation
• Benefits after three months
• Recreational access to the 100,000 acres of private land owned and managed by Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve.