Production Utility

Website Seneca Sawmill

Job Details

  • Level: Entry
  • Job Location: Seneca Sawmill Company – Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: $16.20 Hourly
  • Job Shift: Any


  • Seneca Sawmill Company is seeking employees for our Production Utility openings. This position performs clean-up duties, pull chain, and/or paper wraps units of lumber. This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with a reputable organization! We are looking to fill several openings at our Eugene facility.

Position Purpose:

  • The Production Utility position is Seneca’s entry level position. This position involves learning various positions in the mills beginning with clean-up, pull chain, and/or paper wrap positions. As a new employee in an entry level position, the employee will need to learn and meet all Seneca’s safety, quality and production standards. Employees in a Production Utility position are able to bid onto other non-entry level positions immediately after hire and are expected to move into another position in as close to 90 days as possible.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean up mill floor and basement while the mill is running, using brooms, shovels and wheelbarrows
  • Clean up accessible woody debris while the mill is running, making sure that it is small enough to run through the chipper using axes and chain saws
  • Clean up sawmill equipment when the mill shuts down using proper lock out/tag out and fall protection procedures
  • Pull lumber ranging from 2”x4”x8’ to 2”x14”x28’, from the planer chain into appropriate units
  • Set carrier blocks for new units of lumber
  • Stack carrier blocks
  • Use iPad and touchscreen panel views to operate machinery and respond to errors
  • Perform basic math skills such as counting, addition and multiplication for tally sheets
  • Ability to constantly bend and twist body
  • Ability to constantly reach with arms and use hands to maneuver material
  • Ability to stand continuously on asphalt
  • Ability to work respectfully with others
  • Keep work areas clean and follow all safety guidelines

Work Environment/PPE/Physical & Mental Demands/Skills:

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work is performed on a variety of flooring surfaces such as: cement, asphalt, wood and expanded metal
  • Worker is subject to several flights of expanded metal stairs several times per day, going from the basement, to the mill floor and to other areas in the mill
  • Some work is performed under cover with ambient temperatures
  • Some work is performed outdoors on a covered and elevated catwalk (approx. 3 feet)

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 months work experience at any one employer within the last year required.
  • 3 months mill, manufacturing or experience in an industrial setting preferred
  • Must be able to work swing shift hours with O.T. as needed.
  • We offer competitive wages, a generous medical benefits coverage package, 401K with employer match, paid holidays and paid vacation.
  • Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. Seneca is an Equal Opportunity Employer including people with disabilities and veterans.


  • From humble roots, producing just 18-million board feet of lumber in 1953, today, Seneca Sawmill includes three sawmills in Eugene, Oregon and one in Noti, Oregon, with production levels exceeding 650-million board feet. Supporting these operations is Seneca Jones Timber Company which sustainably manages 167,000 acres of timberlands that produce raw material for our sawmills. Our newest facility, Seneca Sustainable Energy, utilizes byproducts from our forest and sawmill operations and produces 19.8 MW of renewable power which is utilized by our local community (enough for 13,000 homes on an annual basis), plus steam for our onsite dry kilns. Collectively, these companies form the Seneca Family of Companies which supports over 400 local family wage jobs.

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