Dryside MSR/Grader Technician
Grande Prairie, AB, CAN
3d ago

Weyerhaeuser Company in Grande Prairie is seeking a Dryside MSR / Grader Technician. The Grande Prairie Lumber mill is highly valued by our customers for consistent quality and the mill has a reputation for outstanding customer service.

The facility operates with a modern work system and our success is attributable to the skill and commitment of our employees.

In this role, the Dryside MSR / Grader Technician will perform the following functions :

  • Ensure lumber produced on shift is within grade parameters to maintain the grade reliability of the planer mill
  • Ensure that lumber produced is within the expected grade yields and take appropriate action or trouble shooting to correct. As examples :
  • Investigate potential reasons for below grade yield such as a dirty scanner, top and bottom color mis-match
  • Stop process and have scanner cleaned, follow up to make sure that yield improve
  • Grade yield can also be low due to the eased edge not being set correctly and Grade scan recognizing this as wane
  • Intervene with Team Leader and Planer Mechanic to correct problem on planer set up
  • Monitor changes to ensure yield improves. NMI moisture meter communication error with Grade scan resulting in no MSR produced
  • Consult with Team Leader and Electrician to understand and correct problem, confirm that MSR produced is on grade
  • Prepare MSR and Grade Check reports for shift, share results with support teams, leadership and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot and monitor the following equipment :
  • Weight & Thumper MSR
  • Proof Loader and Tension Tester (MSR)
  • Competent on one other major machine center
  • Work with AFPA and Quality Control Group as needed
  • Complete training to qualify as an MSR operator
  • Keep reliable and accurate records
  • Work with Process Control group as needed
  • Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following :

  • Minimum education required is a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Behavior consistent with the Safety Vision and Policy and the Site Principles
  • Ability to meet all Team Norms and Standards with a focus on active participation in safety programs
  • Willingness to develop new skills and change and adjust to an ever changing work environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive approach to conducting assigned tasks and interactions with others
  • The ability to work closely with others in a team environment
  • Ability to work a rotating shift of two weeks of days, then two weeks of night a shift consisting of 10 hour regular shifts.
  • Some overtime will be expected

  • Strong self-motivation
  • Ability to prioritize and learn quickly
  • Consistent grading results and excellent knowledge of grading rules
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Actively grading in 2017 and in possession of a current 3 year grading ticket with 2 to 5 years of past grading experience preferred
  • Be willing to move to the Grande Prairie area if selected as the successful candidate.
  • Successful completion of assessment process, background check and post-offer pre-employment drug screen and physical
  • Resume detailing your education and work history required
  • 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. *M

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