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Heavy Duty Mechanic

Posting ID:   17644
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:     Conway, SC, United States
Location:   Conway Plant_2000 (SC01) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

Mechanics/Machinists are responsible for the maintenance, repair, installation & modification of all sawmill related equipment and mobile equipment to safely maximize, uptime, quality and productivity. Mechanics/Machinists are focused on the repair and maintenance of rolling stock such as hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical machinery and equipment.


Competitive compensation and benefits based on skills and experience are offered, together with a safe, high quality work environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safety standards are met by following Canfor safe work and lockout procedures
  • Maintain and repair mobile equipment such as; Taylor, Kalmar & Hyster forklifts, Wagner log loader and La Tourneau log loader
  • Operate mobile equipment for test purposes and test-drive vehicles to ensure that they run smoothly
  • Follow a checklist of inspection procedures
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment by using hydraulic jacks or hoists
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and parts
  • Adjust and align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and attach system components
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment


Required Skills:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in industrial maintenance/machining
  • Machinist, Industrial Maintenance or Mechatronics certificate considered an asset
  • Experience with hydraulics, welding, and routine maintenance of engines
  • Superior troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Solid background in heavy industry and construction
  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process is an asset

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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Conway, South Carolina
Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and has numerous buildings and structures that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Conway is a great place for people who love the outdoors. This city offers many bike trails, paddle trails, and parks that are suitable for everyone’s taste! For more information, visit

Nearest Major Market: Myrtle Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Florence

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Electrical, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing

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