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Weyerhaeuser NR Company

Craftsperson (Equipment Operator)

Weyerhaeuser NR Company - Millport, AL

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Weyerhaeuser recently announced plans to upgrade the currently operating 8 foot lumber manufacturing facility in Millport, AL to a new, state-of-the-art random length sawmill.  We are beginning our adventure to a high-tech, fast paced sawmill experience. Join us now and be a part of the journey to the future of lumber manufacturing!

Weyerhaeuser Company is currently recruiting for a skilled equipment operator to fill the role of  Craftsperson for our lumber manufacturing facility located in Millport, AL. This operational role is key in safely ensuring the effective and efficient process of finishing quality lumber from the drying process to shipping lumber to our customers.

Weyerhaeuser provides an excellent total compensation package including a health plan, 401(k), Company-paid pension, paid holidays, vacation, disability, and life insurance. The pay rate for this role is $14.54 - $17.11 per hour.  Company paid relocation is not available for this position.


Key Functions:

Relieve all work stations within the department and perform at production rates.

Coordinate the flow of production and help where needed.

Perform quality control checks and works with appropriate persons to make necessary adjustments.

Perform basic preventive maintenance on equipment, including saw and/or knife changes.

Work with maintenance team members to troubleshoot and repair equipment as necessary.

Provide leadership within the work team.

Build and maintain positive team relationships with team members

Successfully train others in the operation of equipment in the department.

Removing jams and resolve other production flow problems.

Assist in maintaining housekeeping standards.

Flow to work across the facility (any department, any shift) as needed.

This facility is part of Weyerhaeuser's Gulf South Regional operation area which includes five other wood products manufacturing locations. Millport is a quaint town located approximately 50 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa, AL. The Millport area is perfect for anyone who enjoys living in a personal, tight-knit community - with the advantages of close proximity to outdoor recreational activities, shopping, dining and collegiate activities.

Able to work safely an follow all company policies and procedures

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years experience operating equipment in a manufacturing/industrial environment

Must have demonstrated leadership and team skills

Outstanding comprehension and communication skills

Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Good decision making skills

Able to conduct visual equipment inspections, perform basic preventive maintenance and assist maintenance in troubleshooting/improving equipment

Able to monitor flow of material to and from the machine center and make adjustments as necessary to ensure production quality and quantity standards are met

Able to perform basic calculations

Ability to operate complex machinery

Good hand/eye coordination

Successful completion of assessment process, background check and post-offer pre-employment drug screen and physical

Able to work any shift, weekends, overtime, holidays as needed

Able to work in extreme temperatures, in dusty and noisy conditions, while wearing safety equipment

Able to complete mobile equipment training

Able to perform all essential job function, which includes changing saws/knives, lifting 2-20 pounds regularly, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally, climb steps and ladders, work from height and in tight spaces, and standing or walking for 2-3 hours at a time for 10 hours.

Resume detailing your education and work history required.

The following qualifications are preferred:

Previous lumber manufacturing experience

Experience driving large forklifts

Planer set-up experience

Lumber drying experience

Lumber grading experience

Ability to multi-task

Basic mechanical skills

Ability to perform all job duties at production levels

About Wood Products:

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 


Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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Weyerhaeuser NR Company


Craftsperson (Equipment Operator) Weyerhaeuser NR Company - Millport, AL, United States


Location: Millport, AL

Company Profile:
Weyerhaeuser Company began more than 100 years ago with 900,000 acres of timberland, three employees and a small office in Tacoma, Washington. Our company's namesake, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and our original investors were forest industry experts who contributed capital and, perhaps more important, their experience, reputations and values to the new business. Forestry expertise and commitment to values has held Weyerhaeuser in good stead for more than a century. Today we own or manage 20.3 million acres of timberland with offices or operations in 11 countries.