Sawman (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Phillips & Jordan

  Sacramento, California, United States

Sawman

Location: CA
Salary:

**This position requires travel throughout the state of California. Competitive pay plus $150 Per Diem**

Summary: 

Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
  • Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.
  • Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
  • Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, in order to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage.
  • Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
  • Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chainsaws and axes.
  • Assess logs after cutting to ensure that the quality and length are correct.
  • Determine position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks.
  • Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
  • Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical activities that require full use of arms and legs and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, running, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • The ability to coordinate the movement of arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion; see and hear well ( either naturally or with correction), lift up to 80 pounds with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds.

Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or preferred.
  • 2 years related experience.

About Phillips & Jordan (www.pandj.com)

Phillips & Jordan (P&J) is a privately held, woman-owned, heavy civil and infrastructure contractor established in 1952. Our Core Values and Priorities – Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production – guide our daily business practices. P&J is committed to a “People First Philosophy” that entails no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation. We focus on 3 primary service areas: Heavy Civil Construction (Power Generation, Water Resources, and Industrial & Commercial), Right-of-Way Access & Construction (Power Delivery and Pipeline Services), and Disaster Response.

P&J is a national contractor that is registered to do business in all 50 states, currently has a workforce of approximately 1,200 employees, and owns and operates an extensive fleet of heavy and specialized pieces of equipment. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, P&J maintains regional offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. At P&J, our greatest resource is our employees, and we are proud to have many second and third generation employees that have chosen to build their careers with P&J.

P&J is a proven innovator, a proven leader, and a proven solution in the industry, and we have built a reputation for taking on some of the most challenging, difficult projects and successfully completing them on, or even ahead of, schedule. P&J employs a top-notch workforce, and we are always in need of new employees who are dependable professionals with experience in the construction industry. We are seeking safety conscious individuals who have a positive, can-do attitude, work well with others, and want to advance their careers.

Join the P&J team today and become a valued member of our company.

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