Apply now »

Machine Operator

Posting ID:     26884
Position Type:   Regular   
City:   Marion, SC, United States 
Location:   Marion Plant  


The hourly wage and bonus opportunities will vary based on position and shift.


The Opportunity:

Step into the role of a Machine Operator and let your motivation, problem-solving skills, and teamwork abilities shine. At our cutting-edge mills, you won’t just be working in a safe and efficient manner; you’ll be part of a dynamic team that keeps you moving and engaged. If this speaks to you, this opportunity, at our Finger Joint Plant in Marion, SC, might just be your calling! Join us and discover a pathway for career advancement, where your hard work is not only recognized, but rewarded.


This role is a full-time permanent position working Monday-Friday.


What you will do as a Machine Operator:

  • Safety set up, operate, and maintain critical production equipment to ensure efficient running of production.
  • Inspect worksite to ensure equipment is in normal and correct operating condition.
  • Report any product inconsistencies and working with maintenance to fix issues as they arise.
  • Observe and follow all rules and regulations to contribute to a safe work environment.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform and complete preventative maintenance (PMs) on machine(s).
  • Lifting and carrying boards and debris with exposure to dust while contributing to the overall cleanliness of the site.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to achieve production goals.


Experience and skills that will help you stand out:

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Willingness to learn the Finger Joint production process including production quality and grading of lumber.
  • Ability to perform repetitive, manual tasks for extended periods of time including piling lumber, standing for long hours, walking, climbing stairs, bending, and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Frequent forward and lateral reaching involving repetitive movements of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
  • Ability to work in an environment that includes exposure to environmental elements, moving mechanical equipment, loud noise, and dust.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or industrial environment would be considered a plus. Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with co-workers.
  • High degree of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and succeed.


Don’t check off every single bullet point? Studies show that people are reluctant to apply for positions they aren’t 100% qualified for. At Canfor, our focus is finding the right fit for our organization, not a criteria checklist. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align. 


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as essential to our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. Therefore, we strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process where hiring decisions are based on each applicant's qualifications and experience.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. The specific type of employment screening conducted varies depending on the role and location. These screenings may involve behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks and drug testing.


Why Canfor?
Canfor is a global leader in the manufacturing of low-carbon forest products, including lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets and green energy. We embrace innovation in our industry and provide high-quality products to global markets. With our dedicated employees, we demonstrate leading environmental practices and are committed to the communities that host our operations.  


In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine with over 15 manufacturing facilities and two corporate offices. We are a leading supplier of high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine. As we continue to grow and diversify our business, we have exciting work and development opportunities to help you build a rewarding career that lasts.  


Our people-focused approach prioritizes our employees’ safety, well-being and growth because they are critical to the success of our company. We provide learning opportunities that support you in developing skills and competencies at each stage of your career at Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits to best support our employees and their families. 


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


Want to know what it’s like to work here? Check out what our employees have to say


Marion, South Carolina

Marion residents are known for their Southern charm, friendliness, and enthusiasm for life. The city makes it a priority to maintain the beauty that is Marion, and its natural beauty is one of the area’s finest resources. Marion is near great places for camping, fishing and other water sports and is just over one hour’s drive from Myrtle Beach. For more information, visit


Job Segment: Machinist, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Industrial, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing, Engineering, Energy

Apply now »