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Planer Technician – Millwright

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled

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:

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.


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