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Gutchess Lumber Co., Inc General Laborer 2nd Shift in Cortland, New York

General Laborer

For over 110 years, Gutchess Lumber has been a leading global lumber producer of premium northern hardwoods in a variety of high-end applications, and we take pride in our commitment to quality in everything we do. Quality is at the core of our brand promise and is the foundation of which our reputation was founded. This quality also extends to our employees, who are hard-working members of the communities around us. We support our employees with quality pay, excellent benefits, company ownership opportunities and appreciation every day and we are recruiting for new team members.

We are looking for General Laborers to join our team on our 1st and 2nd shifts.

The ideal candidate would have to focus on stacking lumber in a safe and efficient manner.

Job Summary:

A general laborer will work many machine centers and will have the opportunity to work in different areas. This position usually starts in our stack down area to help an individual become more familiar handling lumber using a leverage system to ensure safety and work in an efficient manner.


· Stack hardwood lumber using a leverage system into a high quality pack ready for shipping to customer.

· Handle and sort lumber by length, grade, and species mix.

· Responsible for quality control. When stacking lumber, all outside edges must be free from knots and other defects. Also, all top, bottom, and outside must use the longest boards so that the pack will be tight and optimal for shipment to customer.

· Other machine centers include straightening lumber on conveyor systems and ensuring flow throughout the yard or mill environment.

· We believe a clean mill is a safe mill, so daily cleaning in your workspace is a responsibility of everyone.


· Need to be 18 years or older.

· Steel Toe boots, preferably over the ankle.

· Frequently lifting 25lbs and occasionally lifting 50lbs -75lbs.

· Must be able to work in all extreme weather conditions.

· Ability to learn and operate various machinery and cross train in different areas.

· Requires repetitive twisting, turning, standing, and bending safely.

· Environment can also be noisy, so proper hearing protection is required.