West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!
Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within many of our employees have built their careers with us.
OurOperator Apprentice position is an entry level role with the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled positions.
Job Description: Must be willing to perform housekeeping duties, including use of a shovel, ground keeping, painting, etc. Must be willing to stack various lengths of lumber. May be assigned tasked indoors and outdoors, no matter the weather conditions.
Job Description: Successful applicant will be allowed an appropriate amount of time to train for this job. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Operating Apprentice Level 1 must be willing to cross-train within any department. Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
Excellent safety record
Follow all safety criteria and contribute to the safety program
Follow all electrical safety standards
Willing to work any shift
Good written and oral communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent attendance record
Demonstrable mechanical aptitude
Possess or have demonstrated basic maintenance skills
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to troubleshoot issues and diagnose problems within the department and/or related equipment.
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to maintain or assist with maintaining assigned area and/or related equipment.
Willing to assist maintenance when working at assigned area and/or related equipment related issues occur during run time
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to perform preventative maintenance on assigned area and/or related equipment.
Have demonstrated and/or capable to climb ladders and work in elevated work places
Capable of working in tight close spaces
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to operate machine center at assigned area and/or related equipment efficiently at productive rates without assistance.
Perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision.
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to know and meet all quality specifications for assigned area and/or related equipment.
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to make quality control checks and adjustments at assigned area and/or other related equipment.
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to be a qualified operator for assigned area and/or related equipment.
Possess or have demonstrated the capability to keep the department clean and meet housekeeping standards.
Demonstrate ownership in the assigned areas and/or related equipment.
Willingness and ability to learn and use some basic computer related operating skills
Willing to train others within the department and/or related equipment
Willing to cross-train on other equipment
Monitor lumber movement
Move lumber through process ensuring no lumber cross-ups
Clear jammed lumber as necessary
Assist others as necessary
Perform quality checks
Perform safety observations
Follow all Safe Work Procedures
Follow all Zero Energy State procedures
Utilize downtime or slow time to enhance the appearance and productivity of the department
Consistently operate this job at maximum process capabilities
Perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision
Operate necessary equipment according to procedures
Monitor assigned area and related area visually and via monitor screen.
Remove/straighten out cross ups using pike pole or picaroon
Perform the following key phases of Basic Care routes:
Inspection of equipment
Servicing and minor adjustments to the equipment (when necessary)
Assist maintenance with servicing of equipment
Cleaning of the equipment
Documentation and reporting of results
Daily greasing of necessary equipment and/or related equipment
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, drug screen test and physical.
Competitive starting pay along with on-the-job training and a culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, life insurance, disability, paid vacations and holidays
If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: www.westfraser.com
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.