General Laborer


Northern Hardwoods



Employment Type:


Northern Hardwoods in Atlantic Mine, Michigan is hiring General Laborers.  We offer a Sign on Bonus, Monthly Production Bonus, Competitive Wage, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, 401K, Vacation and Holidays.

**Now offering $1000 Sign-on Bonus**

About the Role 

The General Laborer is responsible for providing efficient, effective assistance in the stacking of lumber packs and dropping bins.

Essential Function / Duties*

  • Sticker lumber during the stacking process.
  • Remove broken stickers.
  • Cut ends off boards.
  • Staple tags to packs and spray tag information on packs
  • Put bolsters on packs.
  • Remove lumber from chain and place on carts.
  • Check lumber thickness, length, and grade, piling accordingly.
  • Sort out defects, improperly manufactured lumber, and notify grader.
  • Remove tags from packs and record tag information.
  • Clean work area, keeping it free of hazards.
  • Assist in banding of packs; bolster placement and change over.
  • May monitor sticker bin.
  • May use chop saw and rip saw for re-manufacturing.
  • Work as a team to ensure all tasks, duties and projects are completed.
  • Cut lumber pack ends.
  • Remove straps and crossers from packs, put crossers on packs.
  • Bands truck pack.
  • Operate forklift to load and unload wood bins and haul banding.
  • Remove snow in the winter.
  • Cut bolsters and crossers to length.
  • Repair bolsters and sticker racks
  • Follow standard operating procedures.
  • Drop Lumber bins in stacker.
  • May use computer skills to report production, maintenance, or help needed.
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor.

*This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions

Recommended Education/Experience

Education: High School or equivalent

Experience: None

About Northern Hardwoods

Northern Hardwoods is an integrated hardwoods products company that manages the entire forest-to-products process, from harvesting timber to the production of hardwood lumber, pulpwood, and veneer logs in a State-Of-The-Art Hardwood Sawmill. Northern Hardwoods prides itself on its one-of-a-kind white hard maple. The company has capabilities to Surface 2 Sides (S2S) all its products, along with Straight Line Rip One Edge and Rip to Width. Northern Hardwoods specializes in slow drying pre-dry and kiln operation, sustainable forest management, and ripped to width lumber strips. Please visit our website to learn more about the company.

Northern Hardwoods is a portfolio organization of the J.M. Longyear family of companies. Headquartered in Marquette, Michigan, J.M. Longyear is a privately held asset-based manager with 150 years of experience growing long-term value. Longyear’s interests span a vast spectrum of markets that include forestry and land management, mining & metals, hardwood products, manufacturing, real estate, and medical device products. Please visit for more information.