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Carter Lumber Sawyer in Lansing, Michigan


  • Lansing, MI

  • Full Time

  • Manufacturing/Production

  • Entry Level

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A Carter Lumber Sawyer is responsible for processing cutting i-joists to specifications to ensure a quality product is produced. Projects are standard set up and generally routine based. Completes tasks as directed with minimal supervision. A strong belief in the mission and goals of the company are necessary to this position.

Requirements to be Considered for this Position:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing, mill, or lumber environment is preferred

  • Ability to operate a forklift and chainsaw

  • Knowledge of safety procedures while handling saws and other tools

  • Possess manual dexterity and the ability to do repetitious work

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and verbal instruction

  • Ability to read and understand simple diagrams and blueprints

  • Must be able to work at a fast pace

  • Ability to work in inclement weather

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Sawing:

  • Responsible for gathering materials needed to perform job according to requirements. Reads cut sheets to determine the amount, size and grade of material that needs cut. Sets up machines properly to ensure accuracy of cuts are made. Ensures a quality product is produced. Maintains inventory by providing an accurate count of products. Manages an equipment servicing schedule. Meets daily, weekly and team related production goals. Responsible for loading and unloading semi flat beds on a daily basis.

  • Safety:

  • Adheres to safety requirements by operating equipment and handling material in a safe and appropriate manner. Acknowledges and reports any defects or safety issues to supervisor immediately.

Physical Aspects:

  • Standing for long periods of time

  • Lifting up to 100lbs. regularly without assistance

  • Stooping and bending at the waist

  • Occasional kneeling and crawling

  • Pushing and Pulling items of various weights and sizes multiple times daily

Equipment Used:

  • Computer & various programs

  • Forklift

  • Various cutting saws, power, air, and hand tools

Benefits Provided (full-time employees):

  • Medical Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employer-matching 401(k) Plan