Sawmill Supervisor
Saratoga Forest Management - Saratoga, WY

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Job Title: Sawmill Supervisor

Department: Operations

Reports to: Operations Manager

Wage: Commensurate with experience. Expected to be $5,000 - $6,000 per month.

Position Purpose: To lead the sawmill team in achieving production and performance goals while maintaining a safe environment. The position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the sawmill facility and processes from loading logs from the log yard, processing logs into green lumber, and preparing the lumber for the kilns. The sawmill supervisor will work closely with the boiler and planer supervisors to achieve overall operating goals.

Essential Functions:

1.Possess a thorough knowledge of the lumber manufacturing business including equipment, processes and products.

2.Strong analytical and problem solving skills, organizational and leadership skills, creativity, self-reliance.

3.Ability to make own decisions based on an understanding of the organization's goals and strategies.

4.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment.

5.Detailed and results oriented.

6.Ability to coach, train, and support team members to maximize performance.

7.Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions:
Special projects as needed.

Work Environment//Physical & Mental Demands/Skills:
Work Environment: indoor/outdoor; ambient temperature; noisy environment; subject to oil/grease/dust.

Personnel Protective Equipment required: safety glasses, work boots, gloves, hearing protection and hard hat.

Physical & Mental Demands:
Physical Demands - Worker will bend, twist, squat, grasp, push/pull using waist, shoulders, arms, hands, and wrists to perform a variety of tasks and use a variety of hand and power tools. Stand, kneel and walk continuously. Climb stairs/ladders. Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

Mental demands - Organize and coordinate work projects; problem solving. Must be able to concentrate in a noisy environment, deal with frequent interruptions, juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and exercise independent judgment to determine what action needs to be taken to keep downtime to a minimum.

Communication skills - must be able to communicate effectively with management and employees via face to face meetings, radio, and telephone regarding troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, safety, etc. Must be able to write effectively and to use a combination of written and verbal communication skill to communicate job hazards, training information, and other supervisory matters. Ability to communication in Spanish as well as English is a plus.
Must be self-directed in identifying and efficiently completing each task in a safe manner.

Personal Expenses:
Steel toed boots.


1.Must have a minimum of 5 years multi department experience as a supervisor in a production environment.

2.Must have a thorough knowledge of the lumber manufacturing business including equipment, processes, and products.

3.Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word and Excel.

4.Must maintain a Current First Aid/CPR card.

5.Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug screening and random drug testing after hire.

6.Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills.

7.Proven leadership abilities and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Saratoga Forest Management is a stud mill that produces kiln-dried, finished, dimension studs from a mix of softwoods. The sawmill is located in beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming; a friendly town surrounded by mountains and boasting an abundance of recreational opportunities. Our team members, in addition to competitive compensation, enjoy a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume. Resumes can be mailed to PO Box 1209 Saratoga, WY 82331 or faxed to 307-326-3177