Idaho Forest Group
  • 06-Sep-2018 to 07-Oct-2018 (MST)
  • Laclede, ID, USA
  • Full Time

Built on Tradition

From its Coeur d'Alene, Idaho headquarters, the closely held, family-owned company continues to be "Idaho Grown" and the first recipient of the Idaho Pacesetter Award.  The company is now one of America's largest lumber producers, with capacity for nearly one billion board feet per year and markets around the globe.  The company founders hold high standards when it comes to product, process and company objectives.  This is a healthy, growing company – big enough for its national and international markets, but with hometown ethics and pride in a job well done. Excellence is the goal in caring for our team members, customers, and natural resources.

Utility Machine Operator

Idaho Forest Group is currently seeking Utility Machine Operators to join our team in Laclede, Idaho.  IFG is a growing company with 5 sawmills in northern Idaho and a reputation for high quality products. 

The Utility Machine Operator is an entry level position responsible for cleanup and operating machine centers in the sawmill and planer departments. This position will train on various machine centers gaining skills which provide opportunities for advancement. 

Essential Functions

  • Cleaning work areas removing saw dust, wood and debris
  • Use of motorized equipment to transfer waste to designated area
  • Use of hand tools to clean area, broom, shovel, rake, etc.
  • Use air hose to clean machines free of dust and debris
  • Monitors waste product conveyor to ensure material is transferred to designated area
  • Keep work area clean – cleanup during any down time
  • Comprehend and perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Comprehend and comply with Job Safety Analysis
  • Train as a relief operator, becoming proficient on machine centers and fill in as needed
  • Learn the lockout steps for each machine operated
  • Basic machine maintenance


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be safety conscious, self-directed and team oriented
  • Willing to work various shifts including nights and weekends
  • Experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Successfully pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous sawmill or manufacturing experience

    Total Rewards

    We understand the value of our team members and how each and every one plays such a vital role in the day to day success of Idaho Forest Group.  Idaho Forest Group looks for driven people with strong work ethics, morals and values.  When we find them, we want to keep them.  Therefore, we offer competitive total rewards compensation.

    Idaho Forest Group has a wide range of benefits including Health Care coverage, Flexible Spending accounts, Annual Incentive Plan, Wellness programs, Life and Disability protection, 401(k) benefits, PTO, Holiday pay, Family and Self Care Leave, Scholarships, and more.  We value a good balance between career and personal life and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, family medical history, protected veterans status, or any other status protected by law.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in our hiring process, please contact the respective HR personnel.



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