Millwright I

Website West Fraser

Millwright I Job Highlights

Title Millwright I
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Riegelwood, NC, United States
Company West Fraser

Company Profile

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company. The company produces lumber, engineered wood (OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, particleboard), and other products including pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and renewable energy. West Fraser’s products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, industrial applications, papers, tissue, and box materials.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Millwright I who will be a key player in a company-wide continuous improvement effort through daily use of troubleshooting, and predictive and preventative maintenance strategies.

Be responsible for working safely with all machinery within the mill.

Education Level

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Must have 3 years of Millwright work experience in an Industrial/Manufacturing environment
  • Must have cutting torch experience (Oxygen/Acetylene)
  • Must have welding experience (GMAW and SMAW)


  • Able to read and understand drawings and printed instructions
  • Adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts
  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb tools
  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools
  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to the basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tool
  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools
  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with a power drill
  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit
  • Must be a self-starter who can work safely under high-pressure situations
  • Must be able to move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks
  • Possess a basic understanding in line ups of pumps, sheaves, sprockets, machine centers
  • Repair and maintain industrial equipment including conveying systems, and major machine centers such as DE barkers, canters, gang saws, and edgers
  • Replace defective parts of a machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts


  • Be willing to work rotating shifts, and overtime and to be on-call to support 24/7 operations
  • Must be safety-oriented and comply with all ZES rules
  • Must be willing to travel and complete the West Fraser Qualified Millwright training program.
  • Must complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check
  • Successful candidates must be able to pass a Millwright Assessment Test.


  • 401K with company match
  • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • Competitive starting pay
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • On-the-job training and
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Vision

Employer’s Statement

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company strives to create workplaces and leadership teams that reflect the diverse communities. It will not discriminate against any applicant for employment based on race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.

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