sawmill supervisor resume example with 11 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Results-driven Supervisor with experience steering and directing all aspects of operations, administration, budgeting and equipment maintenance. Practiced in orchestrating multiple projects with competing priorities involving process improvements, safety initiatives and quality control. Effective in collaborating with upper management to achieve organizational objectives.

  • Processes and procedures
  • Goal-oriented
  • Brand management
  • Capital improvement planning
  • Systems and automation applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Organizational skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Multitasking
  • Project planning
  • Flexible
  • Basic math
  • Microsoft Office
05/2017 to Current Sawmill Supervisor Canfor | Estill, SC,
  • Realigned workflows with changing business demands by evaluating processes and employee strengths.
  • Established and enforced clear goals to keep employees working collaboratively.
  • Complied with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Monitored equipment, checked supplies and coordinated manpower to meet expected demand.
  • Identified and corrected performance and personnel issues to reduce impact to business operations.
  • Performed minor equipment repairs to keep jobs on task and notified maintenance department of major machinery failures.
  • Coordinated with internal departments to maximize operational efficiency across production and administrative areas.
  • Interviewed applicants, recommended individuals for hiring and evaluated staff performance.
  • Developed position rotation to support continuous improvement and operator development.
  • Performed scheduled and surprise inspections of worksites to gauge technician skill and performance in field.
  • Promoted employee safety awareness based on understanding of regulatory mandates and organizational best practices.
  • Resolved customer complaints and adjusted policies to meet changing needs.
06/2010 to Current Head Sawyer Mt. Airy Lumber Company LLC | City, STATE,
  • Changed saw blades and repaired machines.
  • Performed basic maintenance and upkeep to saws and tools.
  • Assembled saws and tools and fed lumber into saw machine.
  • Sharpened and changed saw blades after and before use.
  • Followed specifications and cut Hardwood Lumber.
  • Studied blueprints, templates, sample parts and specifications as a guide for sawing operations.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and free of safety hazards to maximize efficiency.
  • Selected and installed blades on machines, using hand tools such as hand tools and Pneumatic tools .
  • Counted, sorted and stacked finished pieces for easy access.
  • Tended machines during operation to monitor progress and adjust controls, maintaining optimal speeds and tension.
  • Reviewed production specifications to properly set up and calibrate machinery.
  • Operated hand and power tools to clear jams, adjust positions and trim rough edges.
  • Operated saw to cut along scribed lines.
  • Positioned guides, stops, holding blocks and other fixtures to secure and direct workpiece.
  • Verified dimensions of finished workpieces, using measuring devices.
  • Inspected stock to identify imperfections, assign grades and determine issues with production.
  • Identified Sawmill equipment issues using troubleshooting techniques to keep machinery fully operational during shifts.
  • Mentored newly hired employees on machine operations and implemented training on safety procedures to prevent injuries.
  • Adjusted machines for speed control and wood feeds to promote production of quality Grade products.
  • Resolved electrical and mechanical issues by using skills and escalated high-level issues to Owner for assessment.
  • Conducted inspections of equipment before, during and after shifts to immediately resolve issues that could cause project delays.
06/2010 to Current Sawmill Mechanic Mt. Airy Lumber Company LLC | City, STATE,
  • Kept detailed records of all repairs, labor involved, and parts used and input data to customer database.
  • Conveyed troubleshooting diagnosis results to customer to ascertain repair plan.
  • Monitored shop equipment to maintain safe working condition.
  • Attended all safety and training meetings to learn techniques to avoid injuries and mishaps.
  • Connected electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
  • Executed preventive and corrective maintenance on work trucks and other vehicles.
  • Maintained knowledge of updated changes in various models of equipment.
  • Assisted drivers by safely directing vehicle backward to position correctly.
  • Rebuilt components and systems to correct faults and achieve desired performance levels.
  • Calibrated repaired systems to meet performance specifications outlined by manufacturers.
  • Used diagnostics and troubleshooting tools to identify failures and equipment issues.
  • Tested electronic components and computer controls with specialized devices.
06/2012 to 03/2013 Dairy Milker Mt. Hope Dairy | City, STATE,
  • Examined animals to detect illnesses, injuries or disease, as well as monitor both anticipated and undesirable physical changes.
  • Milked over 480 cows and goats daily, investigating machine issues and hand-milking when necessary.
  • Operated trucks, tractors and other large farm equipment to distribute feed to animals, move supplies and transport stock.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2010 to to High School Diploma | Solanco High School, Quarryville, PA GPA:
Expected in to to | Wood Products Penn State Universitery , State College, PA, GPA:
Activities and Honors

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School Attended

  • Solanco High School
  • Penn State Universitery

Job Titles Held:

  • Sawmill Supervisor
  • Head Sawyer
  • Sawmill Mechanic
  • Dairy Milker


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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