Sawmill Supervisor

Manage workers shaping logs or wood to form type of product to be produced.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sawmill Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in shaping logs or wood to form rough lumber, shingles, cooperage stock, lathes, and veneer stock: Reads work orders to determine type product to be produced and production schedule. Instructs workers on machine setup to meet production requirements. Inspects material during and after processing to determine that dimensions and grade meet specifications. Directs workers to adjust machine setup or processing procedure to correct defects. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May inspect, grade, scale, and tally incoming lumber and verify invoices. May compute wood requirements needed to meet production demands. May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in removing bark from logs prior to processing.


Should I be a Sawmill Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Sawmill

    How to become a Sawmill Supervisor

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