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Saw Mill Lead Person

Company: West Fraser, Inc
Location: Augusta
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

$1,000 Quarterly Bonus in 2021!

Covid Vaccine Incentive $250!

West Fraser's Augusta, GA, mill is looking for an Operating Apprentice. This position requires an individual who will perform a variety of tasks related to the safe and efficient application of the technical skills and knowledge to maintaining industrial machinery, conveyors, and mechanical systems associated with the manufacturing of forestry products. Preventative and predictive maintenance practices and zone-based maintenance are an integral part of our Maintenance program.

What you will do:

Lead Persons/ First Line Leaders are required to lead and have responsibility for direct reports.

Generally, the direct reports are individual contributors (hourly team members) with no supervisory responsibility. The Lead Person/First Line Leader’s work is centered around providing resources for and leadership to the direct reports enabling them to accomplish their responsibilities. Candidates identified to participate in the Supervisory Development Program are expected to possess the following competencies to (1) Manage the Work, (2) Get Work Done Through Others and (3) Be Personally Effective:
• Action / Results Oriented • Integrity & Trust • Motivating Others
• Conflict Management • Interpersonal Savvy • Organizing

The Lead Person/First Line Leader will facilitate the process flow, resources, and workforce to meet/exceed established budget and performance objectives in relation to the Augusta Lumber Mill.

The expectation of a Lead Person/First Line Leader is that after training and preparation he/she is willing to move into a supervisory position.

What you need to be successful:

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED or a minimum of 2 years in a manufacturing environment or one year Wood Products.
  • Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated math and reading comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrated/working knowledge of a computer hardware and software.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have no active disciplinary action above a verbal warning within the last 12 months.
  • Have a demonstrated pattern of safe behavior.
  • Be willing to acquire additional education / skills via continuing training courses as necessary, or required.
  • Capable of working effectively with the shift Supervisor in seeing the needs of the shift and department.
  • Previous experience properly building kiln charges and familiar with the operation of kilns, burners, etc.
  • Current forklift operator’s license.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.

•Successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check

What will make you stand out:
•Willing to work rotating shifts
•Ability to work overtime and willing to be on-call to support 24/7 operations

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
•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. Be sure to attach your resume to your online profile as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

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).

We are a growing company, believe strongly in promoting from within, and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company

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

Keywords: West Fraser, Inc, Augusta , Saw Mill Lead Person, Other , Augusta, Georgia

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