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Shaw Industries Inc Saw Operator | Sunday- Wednesday | 8:45pm-6:45am in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Saw Operator | Sunday- Wednesday | 8:45pm-6:45am

Position Overview

  • Position Objectives:

To saw wood planks and fiber board for hardwood sample boards and chips for Mezz in accordance with production needs.

Receive traveler form Lead or Coordinator.

Retrieve appropriate style / color wood boxes from storage bins. Verify board size, plank size for correct size and amount.

Set saw so correct length plank is cut.

Periodically measure swatch size to ensure that plank being cut is correct size.

Trim leading edge to remove tongue and groove.

Cut the correct swatch or strip size and quantity as specified on traveler.

Maintain accurate production numbers on computer on Excel spreadsheet by scanning w/o before processing of w/o begins and upon completion of w/o.

Operate Rip Saw.

Be able to work on side of saw where panels are loaded into saw. Set-up saw so panel is ripped to exact width specifications.

Be able to work on back side, or receiving, side of saw and pull panels out after they have been ripped.

Neatly stack panels onto pallet.

Operate Router. Be able to work on side of Router where panels are lifted and placed into template to be routed. Panel must be clamped down on left and right side.

Be able to operate Router and cleanly route handle hole in panel. Operate Vertical Saw.

Must be able to make accurate measurements and set up saw to specified sizes for required cut dimensions. Retrieve fiber board sheets measuring up to 4’ x 8’ in size.

Make Lead aware if saw blade becomes dull.

Must be able to read a tape measurer.

While sawing wood planks, if all or any part of a plank is unable to be used due to damage, off-quality, etc., the operator will notify the Lead.

If a wood is brought to the saw to be processed yet none of it can be used due to damage, off-quality, etc.,

The Saw operator should place the wood on a designated buggy within the department.

Place green dot sticker on the end of any partially filled (open) box of product (i.e. wood, laminate, vinyl, etc.,) before relocating in storage racks.

Use sandpaper to smooth edges of planks that are splintered or rough.

If operator knows or believes that the wood they are processing or beginning to process is identified incorrectly, they are to notify Samples QC group and complete a Quality Non-Conformance form. They will provide QC with a piece of the wood and the identification number.

Pull corresponding QC standard board from QC racks before processing work order.

Confirm product to be cut with product on QC board. Return QC board to racks upon completion of w/o.

Place waste (i.e. wood, cardboard, plastics, strap, etc.) in appropriate receptacle.


Have basic knowledge of computer operation

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to out-punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts PM

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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