2nd Shift Saw Operator Trainee

UFP Industries, Inc.
Ranson, WV 25438




  • High school diploma/GED preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of basic math.
  • Prior saw operating experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift items in excess of 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to read tape measure.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time while standing on hard surfaces.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner
  • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
  • Ability to read prints and understand efficiencies/productivity measures
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and directions
  • Ability to use and operate hand tools and other equipment as required
  • Ability to stack material properly
  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings
  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Ability to read a tape measure
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment
  • Basic mechanical skills are preferred
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test


  • Safety conscious
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Open to change and positive attitude
  • Committed to plant and company goals
  • Participates in safety programs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results
  • Position will require bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting/carrying over 50 lbs., pushing/pulling, twisting, standing and walking.
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management




General Summary

Are you a hard-working individual, looking for the opportunity to carve out a successful career in an organization where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing? If so, the companies of Universal may be a good place for you! We are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth. Intrigued? Read on to learn more!

Position Overview

Saw Operator/Builder is responsible for the set up and operation of a single-bladed saw. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific instructions and guidelines to complete the job.

Principal duties/ Responsibilities

  • Secures and maintains correct component parts and supplies required for the operation.
  • Completes work area set up.
  • Fits parts together in accordance with prescribed instructions and in accordance with quality standards.
  • Operates hand tools as required to complete assembly process.
  • Stacks completed products in accordance with established procedures, and if required, may cover, label, and band components/finished product.
  • Ensures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate.
  • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Maintains production records as required.
  • Checks materials and finished products to ensure they are compliant with standards.
  • Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards.
  • Participates in safety programs and meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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