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Head Saw Filer - Morton

Company: Alta Forest Products LLC
Location: Morton
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Company Background:
Alta Forest Products is the world's largest producer of wood fence boards, specializing in Western Red Cedar and other premium species found in the Pacific and Inland Northwest forests. In addition to producing fence boards and pallet stock lumber, Alta's zero-wood-waste sawmills produce by-products such as wood chips, sawdust, mulch, and bio-fuel.
Headquartered in centrally located Chehalis, Washington, Alta operates fence board sawmills in four other rural communities: Morton, WA; Shelton, WA; Amanda Park, WA; and Naples, ID.
The Role:
Provides leadership within the department while maintaining, repairing, and changing saws for the mill.

Manages all aspects of the filing department: materials and employees
Ensures that the filing department follows all safety rules and policies, including using all required PPE that is specific to filing (i.e., Hexarmor)
Schedule and approve time and vacation in HR System
Attend management meetings
Purchase supplies for the department
Bench and fit of both band saws and round saws
Maintain Micarta and Babbit guides
Maintain filing equipment
Sharpen chipper knives
Perform center alignments on saws
Transport saws
Change saws at machine centers
Discard and/or repair damaged saws
Perform QC checks on saws, knives, and guides, keeping to established standards and tolerances.
Other duties as assigned


2+ Years of Relevant Work Experience
Previous leadership experience preferred
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Work Environment
This role may operate in both an office and a sawmill. While performing the duties of this job, employees will routinely be exposed to machinery and moving mechanical parts. This position will often be exposed to noise, hazards, airborne particulates, and temperature changes.
Position Type/Travel/Schedule
This is a full-time position; overtime work may be required as projects or job duties demand.
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform this job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.
This position requires the occasional use of basic hand tools.
This position constantly requires standing and the use of eye/hand/foot coordination, and will frequently be sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping for extended lengths of time.
Ability to drive and operate PIT and other machinery.

Benefits & Pay

Pay: $68,000 - $94,000 per year. Pay will be based on experience.
Semi-Annual Bonus Program
Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Employee and Family Life Insurance
Paid time off, Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
Referral Program
Retirement Savings Plan
Short Term & Long-Term Disability Plans
Voluntary Benefit Programs like Pet, Illness, and Accident Insurance

Alta Forest Products is an equal-opportunity employer. It considers all applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, disability, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Small company, big opportunity! Growing & investing in employees and mills, Alta aims to be an industry leader in product quality and employee experience.PI208373147

Keywords: Alta Forest Products LLC, Tacoma , Head Saw Filer - Morton, Other , Morton, Washington

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