Sawmill Machine Operator

Mill Operations

Job Description

Sawmill machine operators operate, monitor and control automated lumbermill equipment to saw timber logs into rough lumber; saw, trim and plane rough lumber into dressed lumber of various sizes; and saw or split shingles and shakes. They are employed in sawmills and planing mills.

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

College courses in wood processing technology may be required. Several weeks of on-the-job training are usually provided. A certificate in industrial first aid may be required. Head sawyers and planer operators usually require several years of experience in other sawmill machine operating positions in the same company. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Vancouver Island University
Huron University College
NorQuest College

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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