Plum Creek is the United States’ largest private land owner. We produce lumber, plywood and medium density fiberboard (MDF) in five wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. We’re listed on the S&P 500, located in 19 states and our various business groups include professionals in forestry, real estate, land management, manufacturing, accounting, human resources, and legal.
Plum Creek's lumber products have earned the highest reputation for manufacturing excellence in the lumber industry.
Columbia Falls Lumber is located in beautiful Columbia Falls, Montana. This is truly a magical place where the tallest structures are still trees and wildlife still outnumbers the residents. We’re located in the Flathead Valley, which stretches 60 square miles and features numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers, adjacent peaks of Glacier National Park, and amazing powder days up at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort or Blacktail Ski Resort. You’ll be able to build a rewarding and successful career with Plum Creek, while enjoying the low-key atmosphere of Montana that tends to make our tight-knit communities a happy and warm place to live and visit.
We offer a position with on-the-job training, continued growth potential, and a career limited only by you. At Plum Creek Columbia Falls Lumber, we strive to develop and promote talent from within, which provides our employees the opportunity to operate multiple machine centers within our mill. Our manufacturing facilities are highly automated and utilize many leading edge technologies in the wood products industry.
As a Planer Grader at Columbia Falls Lumber, you will have the opportunity to:
Learn WWPA grader regulations and propriety grades of lumber to maximize recovery and highest grade yield (value) based on board specifications.
Setup trimmer and computer for destinations, grades, lengths, stamps, and species.
Coordinate with planer setup, feeder and stacker operator to maximize production and quality control.
Perform changeovers in a timely and efficient manner.
Take size checks, moisture readings, move saws, and keep production flowing smoothly and efficiently. The planer grader responsibilities include performing pre-shift inspection, reading and comprehending runsheets/measurements; maintaining a constant flow of lumber through lug loader and into the trimmer; communicating with the planer setup, feeder and stacker operator on setup and destination issues. Performance maintenance on machinery, including but not limited to timing and adjusting lug chains; making length changes; replacing saws and belts; straightening out pile up on landing table; helping stacker operator with tipplegate plugs ups; unplugging trimmer and waste system; and moving limit switches to proper lengths.
When necessary, the planer grader will assist with other production duties/positions in the sawmill and/or planer.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Experience: Prefer a minimum of two (2) years of experience grading in a board mill. WWPA certification is required.
Additional Requirements: The job of Planer Grader is a Medium Duty job. Medium Duty involves exertion of to 25-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
A sense of urgency in terms of maximizing production, and minimizing downtime is necessary in this type of manufacturing environment.
Tasks performed involve work with equipment and material that require familiarity with formal safety procedures and the following of these procedures in order to maintain the safety of the work environment.
Candidates must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions, and have good hand eye coordination.
Willingness to work varying shifts, overtime and weekends/holidays.
The pre-employment process includes completing a medical evaluation, passing a drug screen and background check.
Total Rewards: Plum Creek wants to attract and keep the best people-the team who drives our business success. Your benefits package from Plum Creek consists of a comprehensive range of benefits including Health Care coverage, Health and Dependent Daycare Funds, Life and Disability protection, Saving and Retirement benefits, Vacation, Holidays, and more.
Hourly Rate: $20.27
For more information about Plum Creek and to apply, please visit our Career Center at: www.plumcreek.com
IMPORTANT: As we have multiple positions open, please note you will need to submit a separate application for each position/location you wish to be considered for. We are unable to accept resumes via email or paper applications. To verify your electronic application was received, once you are logged into your Career Center profile, you may click on “Jobs I’ve Applied To” button.
If you need assistance with our Career Center, you may access our step-by-step guide at plumcreek.com/Careers/CareerCenterAssistance
Closes at 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 18, 2013.
Plum Creek is an equal opportunity employer.
Plum Creek is one of the largest private landowners in the United States, with more than 6 million acres from coast-to-coast. We are...