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UFP Industries, Inc. Saw Operator II in Bonner-West Riverside, Montana


This position starts at $18 - 20 dollars an hour DOE.

Saw Operator II is responsible for the set up and operation of a multi-blade saws and/or saws making angle cuts. Functions as the saw lead person. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific instructions and guidelines to complete the job.

Reads production scheduling sheets and identifies required material for the operation.

Ensures material meets quality specifications (grade, size, moisture content, etc).

May use a saw computer to set up the blades to specification, or may set up blades manually.

Feeds material according to specifications and operates the saw.

Periodically checks equipment to ensure specifications are being met.

Offloads and stacks material in accordance with established procedures, and if required, may cover, label and band components/finished product.

Ensures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate.

Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns.

Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.

Maintains production records as required.

Checks materials and finished products to ensure compliance with standards.

Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards.

Performs LOTO as required.

If working with a partner, ensures that partner is trained on the equipment's safe operation.

Communicates with forklift operator regarding loads (incoming material and departing material)

May be required to drive a forklift.

Performs preventive maintenance as specified.

Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.

Performs other duties as assigned.


High school diploma/GED preferred but not required.

Minimum 6 months experience using saws or similar equipment; some experience in manufacturing and assembling is preferred.

No minimum forklift diving experience is required; however, some experienced is preferred.

Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques

Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process (if required).

Skills and abilities

Ability to work in a safe manner

Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material

Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

Demonstrate ability to use and operate dangerous equipment

Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

Ability to operate hand tools.

Ability to pay attention to surroundings

Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English.

Ability to complete production reporting

Ability to learn/use a computer

Ability to read a tape measure

Ability understand cuts and yields

Ability to troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance to the equipment

Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

Ability to work under immediate supervision

Ability to pass a drug test

Ability to work hours mandated by management


Safety conscious

Team player and goal oriented

Open to change and positive attitude

Committed to plant and company goals

Participates in Safety and CI programs

Punctual and reliable

Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.