West Fraser - Production Technician

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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:

Production Technician

The Production Technician role is required to operate or assist with machinery to produce oriented strand board (OSB) using materials, methods, processes, and procedures as adopted by management for safety and productivity of the plant and all employees and contractors.  While most production employees have a certain location and certain daily job duties assigned, it is critical to the team process that all employees understand that they are required to work in any capacity to support their team. 
Production Technicians are responsible for the daily operation of manufacturing equipment that produces oriented strand board (OSB) and are responsible for safe operation, producing quality OSB, achieving production targets, and maintaining all equipment at a very high standard.

Responsibilities include:
  • Operate manufacturing equipment that produces oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Operate forklifts and other mobile equipment to manage product flow
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance and clean-up on equipment
  • Work safely and effectively in a team environment
  • Problem solve and troubleshoot equipment and issues on a regular basis
  • Involvement in ongoing process improvement in the work area
  • Complete shift paperwork and recordkeeping
  • Attend team meetings and regular training sessions
  • Comply with all Company safety standards and protocols
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Qualifications and skills include:

  • Eligible to legally work in the United States
  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain all equipment in assigned area
  • Ability to enhance or improve processes and procedures
  • Ability to wear a respirator in specifically assigned areas

  • 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