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Sawmill Operator Apprentice

Company: West Fraser
Location: Fitzgerald
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and energy with over 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and the world's largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB).

The Sawmill Operator Apprentice position is an entry level laborer/production position, responsible for various functions to include, but not limited to cleaning industrial equipment, floors and workstations. Sweep and dispose of all sawdust and dropped lumber in the work area. Follows all safety procedures. Working under the direction of the Supervisor, this position may be assigned to work a variety of positions throughout the mill with the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled positions.

Entry level responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

* Maintaining safe work areas, collecting debris and disposing of sawdust and dropped lumber in assigned areas
* Cleaning industrial equipment and workstations
* Relieving production positions; operating various light and heavy industrial machinery
* Showing a willingness and flexibility to perform various job assignments that may change daily
* Supporting our culture of safety by adhering to mill safety policies and procedures at all times

Required skills and experience include:

* High School Diploma or GED
* Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
* Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures in loud, high volume environments performing physical tasks throughout the shift
* Ability to perform the essential functions of the position which includes walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds
* Ability to perform all tasks in accordance with West Fraser safety policies and procedures
* Recognize and support our team culture, communicating effectively with all team members
* Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
* Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, drug screen test and physical

Our highly competitive compensation package includes:

* Benefits starting Day 1
* On-the-job training and a
* A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
* Medical
* Dental
* 401k with company match
* Life Insurance
* Disability Insurance
* 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:

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. Please attach your resume to your online profile.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Keywords: West Fraser, Albany , Sawmill Operator Apprentice, Other , Fitzgerald, Georgia

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