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Planer Technician – Millwright

Application deadline: October 01, 2021

Millar Western is currently seeking Planer Technicians/Millwrights for both our Whitecourt and Fox Creek, Alberta wood products operations. These individuals will work within a team environment to provide quality service to the production group and complete preventative maintenance and improvements for our planer mills. In addition to general maintenance responsibilities, the successful candidates 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 candidates
The ideal candidates will have several years of experience in an automated lumber manufacturing environment, working as a Journeyperson 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 individuals 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, pulp and specialty wood products facilities 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.

These positions are located in the vibrant communities of Whitecourt and Fox Creek, Alberta, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities.


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