West Fraser - Electrician

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Recruitment #10-598-01


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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. They 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 new facility in Allendale County will manufacture OSB.

Potential employment opportunities exist for:


In general, all Electrician roles are required to repair, install, replace, program, and test all electrical circuits, and equipment. Periodically perform or assist others in routine to moderately complex repairs or installation of automatic electrical and electronic controls.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform routine electrical/electronic preventative maintenance on mill equipment
  • Responsible for the repair, modification, and maintenance of a variety of electrical and electronic equipment
  • Perform tasks like wiring circuits, replacing components, and repairing electronic devices
  • Performs test reading using several different instruments, including multi-meter and Megger.
  • Remain current in technical changes or equipment designs by attending classes as needed.
  • Work rotating shifts, which includes nights, holidays, weekends, and overtime as scheduled or required.
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing safety equipment and completing all required training.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Qualifications and skills include:
  • High School or GED 
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills 
  • Background in Electrical fundamentals 
  • Must have knowledge in 3 phase and single-phase power distribution systems, motor controls, wiring, and troubleshooting of such systems.
  • Experience with 480-volt power and logic circuits
  • Strong computer, math, analytical, and planning skills
  • Must be able to understand and follow electrical schematics proficiently without supervision
  • Familiar with machine control systems 
  • Ability to troubleshoot (complex) machine control systems
  • Identify the features and functions of controllers
  • Describe and compare pneumatic and electronic controllers 
  • Identify the signal path through a control circuit
  • A combination of higher education and experience will be taken into consideration
  • Eligible to legally work in the United States without employer sponsorship
  • Willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Willing and able to work on an emergency call-in basis when required
  • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver value to the team
  • Willingness and ability to cross-train to learn new jobs and skills
  • Consistent, predictable attendance

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • VFD drives experience
  • PLC Experience 
  • Able to interpret PLC logic as it relates to its application to process and equipment for troubleshooting purposes

  • Compensation package and benefits include:
  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • Competitive starting pay On-the-job training
  • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Safety is one of West Fraser’s core values and our employees can expect a challenging, stable work environment with career development opportunities.

  • Apply online at or your local SC Works office.

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    An Equal Opportunity Employer