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