Sawmill Operator

CNC Recruitment is seeking skilled Sawmill Operators to join our prestigious client in South Petherton area. As a Sawmill Operator, you will be responsible for operating timber processing machines in the Sawmill department. This is a full-time position with opportunities for growth and advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

– Select timber boards
– Fulfil sawing and/or machining of works orders accurately, efficiently and safely
– Work to maximise yield from each piece of timber
– Clearly and correctly tally sawn/machined timber onto production paperwork / system
– Stack, band and label each completed order safely and presentably
– Ensure work area is kept clean and tidy
– Other Sawmill / Production tasks as and when required Key Performance Indicators (KPI/s)
– Linear metres produced per hour / day
– Wastage %
– Tidiness rating of work area

Personal specification:

– Good standard of basic education – especially maths (average or above)
– Fluent English language spoken
– Team work
– Lateral thinker
– Quick learner
– Focussed yet flexible approach
– Respect for authority
– Disciplined, tidy methods
– Self-motivated
– Excellent product knowledge
– Practical and logical; the ability to solve problems quickly and accurately
– Time-management skills – to meet production deadlines
– Keen attention to detail – to pick up on special order requirements and analysing products for quality and accuracy
– Ability to perform well in a time-pressured environment
– Good coordination and communication skills
– Experience in working in a timber sawmill, operating machinery, machining timber with a certificate, diploma or degree qualification (preferred)*
– Forklift license (preferred)

* * While all are useful skills to bring to the team, in house training will be provided to the right candidate.


– Company pension
– On-site parking
– Canteen

If you are a detail-oriented individual with mechanical knowledge and a strong work ethic, we encourage you to apply for this position.

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