Website West Fraser

Millwright (Maintenance/Mechanic) Job Highlights

Title Millwright – Maintenance/Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Opelika, AL, 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 searching for a Millwright (Maintenance/Mechanic) who will play a key role in a company-wide continuous improvement effort through daily use of troubleshooting, and predictive and preventative maintenance strategies.

As a member of this high-performing team, you will be responsible for working safely with all machinery within the mill.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants must have High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Must have 3 years of Millwright work experience in industrial/manufacturing environment
  • Must have cutting torch experience (Oxygen/Acetylene)
  • Must have welding experience (GMAW/SMAW)


  • Able to read and understand drawings and printed instructions
  • Adjust the 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 basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools
  • 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 of lineups of pumps, sheaves, sprockets, and machine centers
  • Repair and maintain industrial equipment including conveying systems, major machine centers such as debarkers, canters, gang saws, and edgers
  • Replace defective parts of a machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts


  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be safety oriented and comply with ZES
  • Must successfully complete an assessment test, pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check
  • Be willing to work rotating shifts, overtime, and be on-call to support 24/7 operations


  • 401K with 100 %company match
  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • Competitive starting pay
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Vision BCBS
  • On-the-job training
  • Paid vacations and holidays

Employer’s Statement

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

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