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Logline Relief Operator

Posting ID:     20865 
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:   Jackson, AL, United States
Location:   Jackson Plant (AL03) 

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.

Position Summary:

Operates machinery and equipment responsible for sending the correct diameter and length of logs to either the C-N-S or Headrig


Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely and efficiently operators assigned machinery 
  • Performs or assists with preventative maintenance on machinery including oiling/greasing chains and sprockets, replacing saws, inspecting equipment for defects, performing minor repairs as needed
  • Processes re-run material from improperly stacked or sorted lumber pieces as need
  • Identify and remove crossups and jams by hand or using picaroons, chains and chainsaws to minimize equipment damage and maximize running capacity
  • Other duties as assigned


Safety Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Know and understand all safety rules, safety absolutes and procedures established by the facility and/or department
  • Carry out each task using every reasonable precaution: Promote Safe work, refuse to perform unsafe work, and stop others from performing unsafe work
  • Attend all required crew meetings and safety training
  • Use safe equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) designated for all tasks to perform and inspect for damage before each use
  • Show up to work fully capable to perform the job safely and effectively and inform your supervisor of any off-the-job injuries or health problems that may affect your ability to perform your job prior to the start of your shift
  • Report all injuries to your supervisor as soon as practicable
  • Report all unsafe conditions or acts immediately to your supervisor
  • Undertake only those jobs/tasks you are authorized (trained) to perform
  • Refer to JSA’s and Zero Energy Lockout procedures documentation for all jobs/tasks you are trained and authorized to perform


Physical Requirements:

  • The employee is required to sit and/or stand for the complete shift (8-12 hrs) without assistance
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to safely navigate up and down grated stairways and catwalks and regularly required to walk, balance, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Frequent exposure varying weather conditions, dust, vibration and high noise levels


Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years of manufacturing experience in an industrial environment
  • Machine operator and maintenance experience considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the wood manufacturing industry or Lumber Grading ticket considered an asset 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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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Jackson, AL
Jackson is the largest city in Clarke County and the “best small town in Alabama”. Founded in 1816, the town was named after the war hero and general turned seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. This city is located along the western border of Clarke County and on a rise that overlooks the east bank of the Tombigbee River. The low cost of living, higher than average graduation rates, numerous social programs make Jackson an extremely attractive community to be a part of. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/jackson-al

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