A sawmill operator is responsible for daily production, quality control, safety, and daily operation of a sawmill and management of its employees.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma is required to work as a sawmill operator. Training in sawmill maintenance or other millwright maintenance is preferred.
To pursue a career as a Sawmill Operator:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, natural resources, industrial technology, business and computer courses, and mathematics.
Sawmill operators work for lumber or timber companies and suppliers as well as lumber product manufacturers, often in forested areas.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for a sawmill operator will be fair over the next five years.
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