Bandsaw Operator at Symbia Logistics

Posted in Manufacturing 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Pico Rivera, California

Job Description:



Operate a mechanical SmartSaw/band saw to cut/remove damaged lumber as needed in the refurbishing of wood pallets. Must have the ability to lift and handle wood pallets that weigh 75-85 lbs. Will be required to meet fast-paced production requirements and established daily and weekly production targets. Adhere to all company safety requirements to ensure a safe and productive work environment.


  • Comply with all safety guidelines. Ensure all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is used at all times while performing job duties.

  • Operate mechanical Smartsaw in the CB or TD process. Perform basic adjustment to machine to include changing saw blades, table adjustments and ensure all safety guards are in place.

  • Demonstrate proper cutting techniques to maximize blade usage and minimize stress on the equipment.

  • Track production on required forms.

  • Clean band-saw operating area and restock lumber at end of every shift

  • May be required to work daily overtime and occasional Saturdays.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Connector Board (CB)

    • Inspect pallet to determine if Connector Board is broken across the width.

    • Determine if pallet has 3 broken Connector Boards and set aside for teardown approval.

    • Position broken CB pallet to align bandsaw blade where the correct Connector Board(s) will be properly cut out for replacement.

    • Remove ALL defective component(s) and throw them in the scrap wood bins.

    • Gather all needed components and position them in the pallet and align components so that the Connector Board(s) are placed where they are going to get repaired.

Teardown (TD)

    • Identify pallets that need to be torn down or scrapped are in accordance with the standard operating procedure and the provided allocation.

    • Segregate pallets identified for scrap or teardown so they do not re-enter the working pool.

    • Tear down pallet and recover as many usable lumber components as possible. Document all reclaimed lumber from the torn down pallet on a daily production form.


  • Construction experience and knowledge of operating machinery is required.

  • Ability to operate, adjust and maintain power equipment.

  • Basic math skills required

  • Previous pallet experience is a plus.


  • Frequent lifting, pulling, carrying and flipping of 75 to 85 pound pallets.

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (at least 2 hours straight, four times in an 8-hour day).

  • Able to twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level and crouch on a frequent basis.

  • Able to use hands and feet simultaneously and perform repetitive movements.

  • Able to lift up to 100 pounds as needed

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


  • The work environment consists of occasional extreme temperature shifts ranging from very cold to very hot.

  • Exposure to dust and loud noise (hearing protection is provided)

  • Exposure to heavy equipment, moving conveyor and heavy fork lift traffic.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Symbia Band-saw Operators must have:

  • Some experience in construction and/or related field.

  • Ability to operate electrical power tools.

  • Basic Math

  • Previous pallet experience is a plus.

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