Millar Western’s Whitecourt Wood Products Division is currently seeking a Planer Technician/Millwright. This individual will work within a team environment to provide quality service to the production group and complete preventative maintenance and improvements for the Planermill. In addition to general maintenance responsibilities, the successful candidate will be responsible for setting the planer, changing planer knives and saws, grinding flat and side head knives and performing other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in an automated lumber manufacturing environment, working as a Journeyman Millwright and/or Planer Technician, preferably with Stetson Ross planers. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work effectively with others are required. Being self-motivated and results oriented, the successful individual will be capable of taking initiative and demonstrating good mechanical trouble shooting and organizational skills. Computer experience would be considered an asset.
Why work for us?
Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been active in the forest products business for more than a century.
Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities providing an excellent quality of life.
The company offers:
- a highly competitive wage and benefits program including a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance and a profit-sharing plan
- a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
- a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
- a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps.
This position is located in the town of Whitecourt, Alberta, a vibrant community 170 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities.