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PLC Technician

Posting ID:     26689
Position Type:   Regular    
City:   Graham, NC, United States
Location:   Graham Plant  


You excel in teamwork, thriving in collaborative environments where mutual support and cooperation drive success. Your knack for analytical problem-solving enables you to break down complex issues and propose innovative solutions. With strong communication, you articulate ideas clearly, fostering understanding and productive dialogue among team members. Your versatility is evident as you readily adapt to a spectrum of challenges, demonstrating confidence and agility when undertaking new tasks. You're the wizard behind the sawmill, turning technical puzzles into electrifying solutions!


As the PLC Technician, you will assume responsibility for the safe maintenance, repair, installation, and modification of all equipment associated with the sawmill operations. Your role entails leveraging your skills to optimize uptime, uphold quality standards, and enhance production efficiency. The opportunity available is for our 1st shift at our Graham, NC Plant. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, along with a secure, top-tier work environment committed to safety and quality.


A day in the life of a PLC Technician includes:

  • Act as the lead person on projects, installations or other assignments
  • Follow all safety guidelines, policies and procedures as required for this job
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical equipment to help meet production goals
  • Troubleshoot and maintain three (3) phase electrical systems including PLC system
  • Diagnose the cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and perform preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and maintain three (3) phase electrical systems including PLC system
  • Set up and perform calibrations on equipment
  • Troubleshoot low-voltage systems
  • Assemble and test experimental motor control devices, switch panels, transformers, generator windings, solenoids, and other electrical equipment and components
  • Plan, direct, and record periodic electrical testing and recommended or initiate modification or replacement of equipment that fails to meet acceptable operating standards


For this role, come equipped with:

  • 3-5 years of Industrial Electrician or Maintenance Technician experience with a strong background in PLCs
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid background in heavy industry and construction


Ideally, you also hold a diploma or degree in Industrial Electrical or Maintenance Technician studies, coupled with a solid understanding of the lumber manufacturing process. If you possess both the capability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team setting, as well as the aptitude to operate safely and efficiently, click that “apply” button today!


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 to still apply.


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.


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.


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.


Graham, North Carolina
Graham is a warm and inviting community in North Carolina's heartland country. There’s plenty of affordable housing, schooling, events, and activities for all ages to enjoy in the area, including watching the races at the Speedway to cheering on hometown favorites in NCAA athletics. For more information, visit


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