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Certified Sawfiler

Posting ID:     25311
Position Type:   Regular   
City:   Radium Hot Springs, BC, Canada 
Location:   Radium


You excel at precision, take pride in your Trade and are looking for a company that values the incredible work you do as a Red Seal Saw Filer. You enjoy a challenge, working with your hands and, let’s be blunt…you’re good at what you do.  As someone who works smart, works well under pressure, and works best as part of a team there’s no doubt you’re going to love the life at Canfor. You’re undoubtedly an expert in your field, an excellent communicator, all that while completely embracing an unwavering commitment to safety.


We're seeking a Certified Sawfiler for our Radium, BC Sawmill, where you can put your Red Seal ticket to work as you’ll bring your knowledge of the Sawfiling trade to oversee the safe maintenance and repair of all sawfiling equipment to maximize uptime, quality and production.


As a Certified Sawfiler, your responsibilities will include:

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair saw blades to ensure they are in optimal condition for cutting wood efficiently.
  • Sharpen saw teeth and set blades according to specifications, taking into account the type of wood being processed.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with saw blades, identifying causes of reduced performance or premature wear.
  • Implement corrective actions to address blade-related problems and minimize downtime.
  • Conduct regular inspections of saw blades to ensure they meet quality standards and specifications.
  • Monitor and maintain the precision of blade profiles to achieve high-quality cuts and minimize waste.
  • Keep detailed records of maintenance activities, including blade sharpening schedules, adjustments made, and any issues identified.
  • Document blade usage and performance metrics to facilitate preventive maintenance planning.
  • Collaborate with sawmill operators and maintenance personnel to understand cutting requirements and troubleshoot cutting-related issues.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and team members to coordinate blade maintenance schedules and prioritize tasks.


For this role, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • Red seal or Interprovincial TQ


The hourly rate for this position is: $46.08


Please Note: The wage provided is for base pay only. In addition to wage, Canfor proudly offers its employees a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. It features cash and non-cash programs such as employer paid group benefits, paid leave, retirement & saving options and health & well-being. We also continually invest in the development of our talent to help them thrive professionally and personally. Above all, we are proud to offer our employees a value proposition that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fosters an environment where talent and performance is recognized and acknowledged. 


Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, embraces diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.


We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, and criminal record checks, depending on the role and location. #CADH #LI-CC1

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