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Sawmill Timber Production Coordinator

Sawmill Timber Production Coordinator

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If you've worked as a Timber Production Team member, know every job they do and are ready for the challenges of a leadership role, you're ready to be a timber production coordinator.

You'll lead your team and be responsible for producing your quota of the day's output and also make a difference because you'll be producing one of the world's most environmentally friendly building materials – sustainably sourced timber.

As you gain skills you could advance to a Timber Production Manager.


As a timber production coordinator you could do a wide range of tasks including:

  • Managing people

  • Problem solving

  • Training your team

  • Timber grading and selection


The job responsibilities vary according to the role, however working safely and following appropriate OH&S practices is essential.

Ideal Attributes

You'll enjoy leadership in a team environment, be a good communicator, be interested in the timber you are producing and understand the value of the product you are handling.

You won't mind shift work and will always put your safety and that of your workmates first.


You will have experience in working in a mill environment and have Certificate IV or higher qualifications.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Employers include:

  • Hardwood and softwood sawmills and processors