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Heavy Duty Mechanic

Posting ID:     26965
Position Type:   Regular    
City:   Estill, SC, United States
Location:   Estill Plant  

 

The minimum starting pay is $25/hour + bonus opportunities; however, pay is negotiable based on experience. The hourly wage will vary based on position and shift.

 

The Opportunity:

Working as a Heavy Duty Mechanic, you'll be the backbone of our maintenance team, ensuring our heavy machinery and equipment are always in top-notch condition. You'll perform everything from routine maintenance to complex repairs, helping to keep our sawmill operating efficiently. If you love getting your hands dirty, solving mechanical puzzles, and being a crucial part of a hardworking team, this is the job opportunity at our Sawmill in Estill, SC, might be for you! Join us and put your skills to use to help keep our modern sawmill running at peak performance.

 

This role is a full-time permanent position working Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends.

 

What you will do as a Heavy Duty Mechanic:

  • Conduct regular maintenance and perform necessary repairs on heavy-duty machinery and equipment used in the sawmill.
  • Use diagnostic tools and equipment to identify mechanical issues and determine the best course of action for repairs.
  • Develop and execute preventative maintenance schedules to minimize downtime and extend the lifespan of our equipment.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and protocols to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Manage inventory of spare parts and ensure timely ordering and replenishment of parts as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance and repair work performed.
  • Work closely with other mechanics, electricians, and production staff to ensure seamless operations.

 

Experience and skills that will help you stand out:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a heavy-duty mechanic, preferably in a sawmill or industrial setting.
  • Strong mechanical skills with expertise in hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems. Proficient with diagnostic tools and equipment.
  • Capability to work in a physically demanding environment, including lifting heavy objects, standing for extended periods, and working in various weather conditions.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and a proactive approach to solving mechanical issues.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.

 

Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.

 

At Canfor, we embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.

 

Why Canfor? We're a global leader in low-carbon forest products like lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We prioritize innovation, environmental practices, and community support. In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine, offering high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine.

 

Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, well-being, and growth. We provide learning opportunities for skill development at every career stage, competitive compensation, and industry-leading benefits for employees and their families.

 

Join us today, and together, we can build a sustainable future.

 

We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks, and drug testing, depending on the role and location.

 

Estill, SC

A small town with an extensive history, Estill is a friendly town situated in the southern half of South Carolina’s Hampton County. Known as the “Watermelon Capital,” the county’s Watermelon Festival is the state’s largest and oldest festival! Estill’s close-knit and welcoming community is home to charming farms and rich history and is excellent for families and outdoor enthusiasts.  For more information, visit https://www.hamptoncountysc.org/437/Estill.


Nearest Major Market: Hilton Head
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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