Journeyman Class 3 Millwright or better- Columbia Falls Lumber
Plum Creek - Columbia Falls, MT

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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 Millwright 3 or better at Columbia Falls Lumber , you will have the opportunity to:
Support manufacturing by maximizing plant uptime and provide support for facility systems in a safe manner, while contributing to corporate, plant, and departmental goals.
Work with a team of millwrights and electricians to deliver preventative and routine maintenance on plant equipment, troubleshoot and repair complex mechanical problems, and work on capital projects including upgrading and installation of equipment.
Operate production equipment, including but not limited to the positions of board turner, divider, and bin chaser on an as needed basis.
Read and interpret blueprints; construct and fabricate mill equipment including but not limited to welding and burning.
Deliver preventative maintenance on plant equipment.
Assist with or perform complex repairs under the supervision of more skilled millwrights.
Gain working knowledge of Plum Creek's fire protection system.

Additional Requirements:
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. Formalized/technical training is preferred.
Experience: Minimum three (3) years of experience as a Millwright. Prefer experience in manufacturing environment, including operation of production equipment. Experience in the Lumber and/or Wood Products industry is also preferred.
Specific Skills : Qualified and proficient in cutting and welding. Certified welder preferred, but not required.
Knowledge/proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics and equipment manuals.
Knowledge and troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic, piping, and material transfer systems.
Experience working with equipment such as: chains, belts, sprockets, and hand tools.
Must own complete set of hand tools up to an inch and a quarter.
Knowledge and experience in basic computer skills including Outlook, Excel, Word, web-based applications including the internet, and preventative maintenance application.
Knowledge and ability to use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Show proficiency in Job Safety Analysis (JSA) standards.
Ability to work closely with supervisors and other departments; be a team player/leader; good communication skills, and demonstrate positive attitude.
Self-starter with the ability and willingness to complete programs, such as TPC classes.
Maintain a clean work station, and exhibit good performance, safety and attendance records.
Additional Requirements : The job of Millwright is a Very Heavy Duty job. Very Heavy Duty involves exertion of more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 50 pounds frequently, and/or more than 20 pounds continuously to move objects.
Essential duties include but are not limited to stooping, climbing and crawling in and over machines for repair purposes and the ability to lift 50 to 100 pounds.
Must be comfortable working above the ground at times, and outside as necessary.
Candidates must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions.
A sense of urgency in terms of maximizing production, and minimizing down time is necessary in this type of manufacturing environment.
Tasks performed involve work with equipment and materials that require familiarity with formal safety procedures and the following of these procedures in order to maintain the safety of the work environment.
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: $21.02 to 23.24 (Depending on Classification)
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Closes at 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 18, 2013.
Plum Creek is an equal opportunity employer.

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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...