Sawmill Operator

at Irving Forest Products, Inc. in Nashville Plantation, Maine, United States

Job Description

Sawmill Operator.  10 temporary/full-time positions with Irving Forest Products, Inc.  from 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025.

Work in a lumber sawmill by setting up, and operating wood sawing machines to cut raw wood to finish dimensions. Move product using forklift/similar equipment.  Maintain clean work area by assisting in mill cleanup and waste removal. Shovel sawdust, chips, and bark onto conveyor belt.

Must lift/carry 50 lbs., when necessary.  The standard work schedule is from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Standard workweek is 4 days per week. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday work required, when necessary.  Shift work requiring alternating weeks of 3 or 4 days worked per week.  Hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week paid at overtime rate.

Employer will offer 48 hours per week. Employer may offer more than the stated work hours, depending on weather, business needs, and other conditions.

Employer-paid drug testing required of foreign and domestic workers prior to commencing work and post-hire upon suspicion of use and post-accident. Post-hire background check required of foreign and domestic workers.

On-the-job training will be provided to the worker.

Employer pays in advance or reimburses workers in the first workweek for all government-mandated and visa-related fees (excluding passport fees). For non-local workers (i.e., residing outside normal commuting distance), employer will reimburse inbound travel costs not already paid in advance no later than upon completion of the first half of the contract (the 50 percent point). Inbound travel includes transportation costs from worker’s permanent residence or place of recruitment to the place of employment, a daily subsistence for meals, and reasonable lodging costs, if applicable. Subsistence reimbursements based on rates specified in the Federal Register (currently $14.00 per day minimum, or $59.00 per day maximum for workers with acceptable receipts). Transportation reimbursements based on worker’s actual cost, not to exceed the most economical common carrier transportation costs for distances involved. Employer provides or pays outbound travel costs to same workers upon completion of the contract period or early dismissal, except where the worker has subsequent employment.

Employer guarantees to offer hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total contract period, beginning with the first workday after the worker arrives at the place of employment and ending on the contract end date or any extension thereof. Employer may count all hours worked, as well as any hours offered within the standard work schedule that a worker chooses to not work, up to the maximum number of daily hours on the job order.

Workers who voluntarily abandon employment are not entitled to payment for outbound travel costs or the full three-fourths period guarantee described above.

Employer will provide without charge company-specific uniform and all tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform duties assigned. Optional lodging facilities and board (meals) are equally available to foreign and non-local workers from outside normal commuting distance.  Employer will deduct for the reasonable fair market value cost of room and board including meals based on number of occupants for those employees who voluntarily elect to live in employer-offered housing.



1218 Portage Road Nashville Plantation, ME 04732  in Aroostook county.

Employer will offer daily transportation to and from the worksite from a centralized designated pick-up place at no cost to workers.  Use of this transportation is voluntary.


Wage rate is no less than  $18.88 per Hour. Overtime hours vary at:  $28.32 per Hour. 

Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any worker in the specified occupation, at the company’s sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. The payroll period is weekly. Workers are paid by check on Thursday.


Employer makes all payroll deductions required by law. Employer does not envision other workforce-wide payroll deductions.  Voluntary deductions must be pre-authorized in writing and may include the following: Employer will deduct for the reasonable fair market value cost of room and board including meals based on number of occupants for those employees who voluntarily elect to live in employer-offered housing.

 The employer offers optional employee health insurance to its workers; participation in any such plan is voluntary.   


State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) may only refer for employment individuals who have been apprised of all the material terms and conditions of employment and who are qualified and will be available for employment.  The actual employment offer is at the sole discretion of the employer.  Referrals will be accepted from the SWAs, directly from applicants, or from other sources. Applicants must possess documentation required to enable the employer to comply with the employment verification requirements of IRCA.

To apply, fax resume to Irving Forest Products, Inc.  at (207) 834-5743  or apply at the job order holding office: Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce St., Ste. 1Presque Isle, ME 04769, phone (800) 635-0357.

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Job Posting: 784365

Posted On: Jul 14, 2022

Updated On: Oct 07, 2022