Army SawyerEnlisted


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Supervises and participates in logging and sawmill operations.

Serves as lumberjack, millwright, timber cruiser, or lumber grader; learns nomenclature of sawmill parts and units; operates portable power saws and trimmers; distinguishes between different species of trees and detects signs of decay; cuts notch to desired depth and uses wedge to fell trees in desired direction; estimates visually the number of boards that can be cut from a log; utilizes proper saw blade and operating speed in sawing different kinds of lumber; grades lumber; lashes logs to skids or trucks; services logging and sawmill equipment; sharpens saw blade, services engine, and lubricates equipment; directs other specialists, such as welders, electricians, and mechanics, in correction of equipment malfunctions.

Must be able to perform the duties of at least one MOS at skill level 5; advises commander and staff on matters pertinent to troop welfare and morale in terms of assignment, reassignment, utilization, promotion, privileges, discipline, training, operations, and logistics; accompanies commander on inspections, visits, and at ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities, and personnel as prescribed by commander; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to disseminate information and instruction; insures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service, and in command regulations or policies; provides counsel and guidance to noncommissioned officers and other enlisted personnel of the command; inspects duties performed by subordinate noncommissioned officers; makes notes of observed discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action in name of commander; assists in reception of visitors to the command; sits as member of command promotion board for senior noncommissioned officers, where authorized by pertinent regulations; performs those additional duties prescribed by the commander.

Must be able to perform the duties of Sawyer, 57D20; supervises logging and sawmill operations; learns and understands effect of logging operations on terrain; supervises operation of forestry, logging and sawmill units; organizes activities of unit to achieve best lumber production; selects cutting areas, taking into consideration types of lumber required, most efficient operation, and protection of terrain from overcutting; selects trees to be felled and determines milling operations to be performed in producing required dimensions of lumber; calculates lumber content of logs and estimates board footage of standing trees based on diameter and height; supervises stacking, drying, and storing of different kinds of lumber; explains and demonstrates techniques of logging and sawmill operations; must be able to perform the duties of Sawyer, 57D40; serves as First Sergeant of a company; interprets and supervises execution of company policy and SOP; assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities that support the company mission; advises company commander on all matters concerning enlisted personnel, to include assignments, reassignments, transfers, promotions, granting of passes and leave, punishments, welfare, privileges, and awards; directs and coordinates company administration; forms unit for drill, ceremonies, and other military formations; receives report of personnel present and absent, and reports number of unauthorized absences; holds NCO call to disseminate instructions and information to subordinate enlisted supervisors; coordinates operation of company food service and supply activities; assists company commander in accomplishing unit training; assists in inspection of organizational activities as prescribed by commander, observes discrepancies, and initiates appropriate corrective action.

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