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Electrical Technician

Location
Council, North Carolina
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
30 Jul 2022

Electrical Technician Riegelwood, NC

$24.79/ hour

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.

The Electrical Technician position provides planning and organizational support for the Maintenance and Operations Department.

Job Functions:

The ELECTRICAL TECH is responsible for repairs, maintenance, and PM's to the electronic components of the mill, including responsibility for various process quality control checks in the green end of the facility.

  • The position is responsible for running all electrical mill trouble calls millwide in addition to performing the lumber checks specified below at frequent intervals throughout the shift. The tech has responsibility for ensuring all lumber sizing out of each machine is on target, and that sawmill trim, slash and reman percentages are within targets specified.
  • The position is expected to be able to successfully navigate through controls, equipment, and optimization-related issues with the appropriate vendors (USNR, Comact, Porter, Baxley, etc.).
  • The position is required to perform any general mechanical maintenance work or assistance, in addition to any production-related tasks as assigned by the shift or department supervision.
  • The position should know and understand PLC logic, drive-related issues, and other electronics-related concerns that will impact the mill.
  • The PQC/Electrical Technician will monitor mechanical and electrical operating systems for proper performance and make necessary parameter changes and adjustments.
  • The position will work closely with the Electrical and Quality Control Supervision to ensure optimum utilization of set works and optimization systems.
  • The position will also assist in new installations as necessary.
  • Throughout the course of the shift, the position is expected to perform PQC checks and log on PQC shift report, which is submitted to the Shift Supervisor, and Sawmill QC Supervisor upon the conclusion of the shift.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to be self-motivated, work unsupervised, and show initiative to expand knowledge of control systems.
  • Must be able to understand and satisfactorily complete WO's, PM's, and other tasks in a timely manner while following all Safety Requirements and Lock-Out Procedures.
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and overtime hours.
  • Must be physically capable of bending, reaching, lifting, and able to work in extreme environments, (hot, cold, rain, snow)
  • Must have a good understanding of all mill equipment and how it affects yield, recovery, and mix.
  • Must be able to use electronic test equipment (meters, diddle box, etc.).
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair DC drives, AC inverters, PLC controls, and hardware.
  • Must be able to read complex electrical schematics and blueprints.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must meet minimum testing standards for Maintenance.
  • Preferably have a 2-year degree in Electrical/Electronics or equivalent electrical/electronic courses.
  • Must successfully complete company-required training courses.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of PC's and PLC's.
  • 2-years experience or more in electrical troubleshooting and repair.
  • WF Qualified Millwright/Electrician Certification

Our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits include:

Benefits starting Day 1
Competitive starting pay
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
Safety is one of West Fraser's core values and our employees can expect a challenging, stable work environment with career development opportunities.

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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:

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. West Fraser is a growing company that believes strongly in promoting from within and prides ourself on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.

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

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Details

  • Job Reference: 672064177-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: West Fraser
  • Location: Council, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent