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Technician, Planer Machine Set-up

Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

Responsible for the maintenance, repair, installation & modification of all planer machine and related equipment, including set up and maintenance of the planer, to safely maximize, uptime, quality and productivity.


Required Skills:

  • Able to troubleshoot and perform all maintenance repairs
  • Grind planer knives
  • Make up planer heads
  • Change Head on regular basis
  • Make necessary adjustments for proper machine setup
  • Identify and troubleshoot planer machine defects
  • Capable of feeding the planer machine
  • Change machine over for different runs
  • Perform alignment of machine
  • 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 as well as experience with welding procedures and equipment reliability



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

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

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