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Menomonee Tribal Enterprises Neopit, Wisconsin
(715) 756-2311

2nd Posting

The Forest Keepers

Committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.

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Saw Filer Trainee


Note: Selection process is in accordance with Chapter 170, as amended

POST CLOSES: Thursday October 19, 2023

JOB TITLE: Saw Filer Trainee

SUPERVISOR: Sawmill Operations Manager





Responsible for learning to sharpen, maintain, and repair all band and circle saws associated with both sawmills from our "Filer Techs" along with the schooling & classes to learn industry standards and techniques



Must learn the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the following:

1. Proper swedging, filing, grinding, benching, welding, and straightening techniques

2. Use of hand tools, welder, torches, bench and handheld grinders

3. Changing both band and circle saws safely, quickly, and with precision

4. Aligning band mill wheels and carriage tracks

5. Inspecting dies to detect defects, wear, and verify specification using micrometers, steel gauges and pins

6. Recognize worn or broken parts in the filing room and on the head rig saw

7. Assist maintenance crew with major repair projects

8. Maintain an adequate reserve/supply of band saw and circular saw blades, as well as, swedger and grinder parts

9. Correctly grind band mill wheels during shut down

10. Must be safety conscious, have a positive attitude, and work well in a team environment

11. Maintain an excellent attendance record

12. Adhere to company policies and SOPs

13. Maintain a safe work area clear from debris, clutter, and dust

14. Follow safety procedures, rules, and guidelines; escalate issues to the supervisor/team lead of any existing or potential safety issues

15. Understand and ensure quality of product according to company standards

16. Work independently, efficiently, with minimal supervision

17. Communicate will with surrounding machine operators to maintain production

18. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor



Work in extreme hot, cold, dusty, noisy work environment. Must be able to climb, lift up to 75 lbs., and maneuver in tight quarters. Must wear appropriate safety apparel and equipment and comply with all safety policies and practices of MTE



Requires high school diploma or equivalency, any experience in filing and maintaining band saws or circular saws a huge plus but not needed. Must possess good work ethic with excellent work attendance, a team player and vast willingness to learn. If applicants are previous employees of MTE, they must have a positive past work record and history of positive job performance.



1. Completed application

2. Copy of Tribal enrollment

3. Copy of diploma or equivalent

4. Honorable or general military discharge paperwork


Note: It is not the responsibility of MTE to notify you of incomplete applications



Mariah Reiter

Human Resources Department

PO Box 334 Neopit Wi 54150

FAX: 715-756-1314

CALL: 715-756-3353 if any questions

 *Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and background check 

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Menominee Tribal Enterprises is an internationally recognized sustainable wood supplier for wood brokers & exporters, lumber yards, basketball courts, furniture and cabinetry makers, hard and softwood pallet manufacturers, construction, interior design and more. We provide chemical-free FSC and LEED certified wood to a variety of industries, serving clients throughout Wisconsin in Madison, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Appleton, Green Bay, Waupaca, Sheboygan and Wausau.

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