Universal Forest Products Saw Operator in Salisbury, North Carolina


  • Preferred 3 months experience using saws or similar equipment; some experience in manufacturing and assembling is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of basic math.

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 manufacturing equipment

  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

  • 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 read a tape measure

  • Ability to learn/understand cuts and yields

  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance to the equipment

  • Ability to work under immediate supervision

*Ability to pass a drug test

  • Ability to work hours required 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

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

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

  • Performs setups according to specifications.

  • Feeds material according to specifications.

  • 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/finish 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.

  • Performs preventive maintenance as specified.

  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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