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Saw Filer - Conway

Company: Canfor
Location: Conway
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Posting ID: 21747
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
City: Conway, SC, United States
Location: Conway Plant (SC01)
Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world's largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.
The Opportunity:Saw filers are responsible for the safe maintenance and repair of all saw filing equipment. You will apply your skills to maximize uptime, quality and production.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the Saw Filer include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows all safety guidelines, policies and procedures as written for this job daily
  • Benches, flatten and weld saws daily
  • Operate band saw leveler daily
  • Grinds saws and keeps saw inventory up daily
  • Be able to change knives and saws daily by following this procedure: Stop machine and lock it out. Open hood with air wrench and drop strain on saw. Two men are needed to remove saw, one on each side. The saw is carried by crane or by hand to filing room and new saw is retrieved. The process is then reversed.
  • Change gang saws and guides, sharp chain bandmills at the end of each shift
  • Change Headsaw and resaw bandmills when needed
  • Change Edger and Trimmer saws
  • Align guides on Sharp Chain, Edger, Resaw, Gang, and Head Saw when needed
  • Grind band saw wheels every six months or as needed
  • Fix and repair Cut-off saws for bucking line as needed
  • Order all parts for filing room as needed
  • Examines saw for defects. Cuts broken teeth from saw
  • Forms teeth on saw blade by beveling joints on grinder and welding or brazing them together
  • Brazes or welds cracks in saw blades
  • Straightens twists and kinks in blades and hammers out dents in blade on metal table
  • Adjusts cutting width of teeth. Computes number and angle of teeth to produce specified cut
  • Clamps blades in saw filing machine and turns hand wheel to adjust distance between teeth, angle of bevel, and depth of cut of file is abrasive.
    Required Skills:
    • 2-5 years of experience as a Saw Filer or Benchman preferred
    • Mechanically inclined
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Solid background in heavy industry and construction
      Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

      As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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      Conway, South Carolina
      Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and has numerous buildings and structures that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Conway is a great place for people who love the outdoors. This city offers many bike trails, paddle trails, and parks that are suitable for everyone's taste! For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/conway-sc

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