Tree Milling Manager

Nov 17 2023
Re-use Hawaii |Honolulu|Full Time, $19.00 / hour
Job Description

Position Summary: Work with salvaged tree logs and prepare it for reuse by learning the proper techniques for milling, stacking, and drying; and assist the Redistribution Center Manager and In-house Craftsman to develop our Tree Reclamation Program. This is a full time position, 35-40 hours per week. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:45am - 5:15pm. Work location at Oahu Redistribution Center in Kakaʻako. 


  • Position pays $19 per hour to start
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Health and prescription drug insurance (HMAA)
  • Voluntary dental & vision insurance available (HDS / HMAA)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • $200 material credit at Re-use Hawaiʻi & employee discount
  • Retirement Plan (Vanguard 403B)
  • Work Boot stipend after probationary period.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Lucas Mill Dedicated Slabber DSM23 and chainsaw to cut salvaged tree logs into slabs
  • Use proper stacking and drying techniques to prevent damage to milled slabs
  • Ensure proper documentation and inventory of milled slabs
  • Transport milled slabs to Oahu Redistribution Center
  • Maintain a clean and organized tree milling yard 
  • Maintain equipment and sharpen saws
  • Manage and direct crew members
  • Delegate tasks to crew members and keep crew motivated and on task
  • Outreach to arborists, landscapers, and City & County/State departments for tree donations. 
  • Work in collaboration with Oahu Redistribution staff.


  • Some construction background and experience a plus, but will train on use of chainsaw and mill
  • Experience using hand and power tools
  • Ability to work in all outdoor elements and conditions
  • Attention to detail and safety and excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to reducing waste and providing the community with an affordable building material resource
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • Enjoy physically demanding work, including but not limited to, the ability to perform repetitive tasks and conduct repeated movement like bending, standing, walking, prying, stooping, carrying, and other related tasks.
  • Ability to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed and soled boots, gloves, ear protection, and respirator when required

Physical requirements:

  • Position requires manipulating 60+lbs throughout the work day by utilizing tools and proper equipment.
  • Ability to perform intense and repetitive physical work including bending, lifting & moving material, standing, walking.

General Requirements: 


  • Cell phone and email communication.
  • 3 good professional references (no friends or family).
  • Ability to learn to operate a forklift.
  • Non-profit experience is a plus