Sawmill Equipment Operator

Company Details

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

ABOUT US:
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.

POSITION SUMMARY:
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS:
• Competitive starting wage
• Permanent full time
• 42.5-hour work-week Monday – Friday, possibly changing to 4 x 10’s in the near future
• Three 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.

SUPERVISION:

This position will not require the direct supervision of staff.

FINANCIAL:

This position will not require financial management responsibilities.

TRAVEL:

This position will not require travel.

Apply in person at 6421 Palmer Rd, Palmer Rapids OR
By e-mail to jrutledge@haliburtonforest.com