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Chopsaw Operator

Posting ID:     17270
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:   Marion, SC, United States 
Location:   Marion Plant (SC02) 

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:

Canfor is currently seeking a Chop Saw Operator to join our team at our remanufacturing plant in Marion, SC.

The Role:

In this role, you will be required to trim defective wood out of ripped material from the Rip Saw, maintain the flow of material off of the Rip Saw and also maintain the flow of correctly graded and trimmed material onto the Finger Joining Feed Conveyor in a safe and efficient manner.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily worksite inspection of the following:
    • Proper equipment operation
    • Ensuring all guarding is in place and functional
  • Knowledge of all Finger Joint Block Grade Rules used by the division including:
    • Knots
    • Wane
    • Skip
    • Slope of Grain
    • Splits
    • Unsound Wood
    • Timber Breaks
  • Keep lumber flowing through the area according to production demands in a safe and efficient manner
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and regulations



  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Available to work day and afternoon shifts in labor and production roles
  • Completion of grade 12, a GED or a minimum of 5 years related work experience, or equivalent training (eg. OSHA tickets, grading ticket, a skilled trade, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset

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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Marion, South Carolina
Marion residents are known for their Southern charm, friendliness, and the enthusiasm for life. The city makes it a priority to maintain the beauty that is Marion and its natural beauty is one of the areas’ finest resources. Marion is close to great places for camping, fishing and other water sports and is just over one hour’s drive from Myrtle Beach. For more information, visit

Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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