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Saw Filer/ Benchman

Woodgrain Lumber and Composite
3.2 out of 5
Emmett, ID 83617
$23 - $26 an hour - Full-time
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Emmett, ID 83617

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance

Full job description


The Saw Filer/ Benchman is responsible for saw filing activities for the Emmett Sawmill. The Filer will be directly involved with the maintenance and repair of saws and collaborates with the maintenance on machine upkeep in the sawmill. Extensive sawmill experience is called upon for the safe, effective, and efficient operation of the plant. The Filer will directly report to the head saw filer on a daily basis and keep up daily filing tasks. All Woodgrain employees will be expected to exemplify the our core values and put Safety Above All.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, Expectations and Performance Measures

· Performs preventive maintenance procedures, including the ability to inspect equipment for signs of wear/damage and recognize unsafe conditions.

· Repairs bandsaw and circular saw blades according to required specifications, using handtools, machine tools, and welding equipment.

· Brazes or welds cracks in saw blades.

· Performs all aspects of saw blade sharpening, benching and repair.

· Maintains saw filing equipment and an organized Filing Room.

· Ensures proper machine alignment to produce specified cut.

· Collaborates with management and maintenance for scheduling for service work.

· Communicates with management as to quality control issues.

· Develops standard practices and procedures to insure that all products are of the highest quality.

· Other duties as assigned by Head filer or Shift Coordinator.

Company Values

· Safety

· Integrity

· Respect for People

· Customer Focus

Education / Experience / Certification

· High School Diploma/GED (or higher).

· Minimum of 2 years’ saw filing experience in a sawmill environment.

· Experience in fitting round and band saws, tensioning and leveling round saws / band saws, and welding.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Strong communication skills.

· Knowledgeable in the preventive maintenance process.

· Demonstrated leadership in sawmill safety.

· Strong problem solving skills.

· Strong understanding of machines and saws in the sawmills and production flow.

Reporting Line and Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibility.

Reports to the Sawmill Shift Coordinator and Head Filer.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment are representative of a typical sawmill environment. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. Noise level is moderate to high depending on the area of the mill. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. Requires close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Emmett, ID 83617: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)


  • Saw Filing: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person