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    Mercer Mass Timber, Spokane Valley, WA

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The CLT Factory has defined this job as a standard Millwright position.

Job Description

    • We are a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility. Equipped with extensive automation technologies, the Mercer Mass Timber factory has one of the largest CLT presses currently in operation globally and is the largest production facility in North America. You would play a crucial role in the flow of the factory and would become part of our Mercer family. 


Routine Duties (Include but are not limited to)

    • Support manufacturing by maximizing plant uptime and provide support for facility systems in a safe manner, while contributing to corporate, plant, and departmental goals.
    • Work with a team of millwrights and electricians to deliver preventative and routine maintenance on plant equipment, troubleshoot and repair complex mechanical problems, and work on capital projects including upgrading and installation of equipment. 
    • Read and interpret blueprints; construct and fabricate mill equipment including, but not limited to, welding and burning.
    • Deliver preventative maintenance on plant equipment.
    • Assist with or perform complex repairs.
    • Gain working knowledge of Mercer Mass Timber’s fire protection system


    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • 401k
    • PTO
    • Health Savings Account
    • Night Shift workers receive an extra dollar an hour 
    • Benefits begin your first day of employment
    • Potential for growth
    • Night shift works four days a week



    • Education:
      • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
      • Formalized/technical training is preferred



    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Millwright required
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Experience in the Wood Products industry preferred


Specific Skills

    • Qualified and proficient in cutting and welding. Certified welder preferred, but not required.
    • Knowledge/proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, and equipment manuals.
    • Knowledge and troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic, piping, and material transfer systems.
    • Experience working with equipment such as chains, belts, sprockets, and hand tools. Must own a complete set of hand tools up to an inch and a quarter
    • Knowledge and experience in basic computer skills including Outlook, Excel, Word, Google, web-based applications including the internet, and preventative maintenance applications.
    • Knowledge and ability to use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
    • Show proficiency in Job Safety Analysis (JSA) standards.
    • Ability to work closely with supervisors and other departments; be a team player/leader; good communication skills; and demonstrate a positive attitude. 
    • Self-starter with the ability and willingness to complete programs such as TPC classes.
    • Willingness to work any shift, work overtime, and weekends
    • Maintain a clean workstation and exhibit good performance, safety, and attendance records.



    • Typical shifts are 8 hours, and 10 hours if needed. Day shift runs Monday-Friday, 8-hour days. Night shift runs Monday through Thursday, 10-hour days
    • This position can see frequent overtime and/or weekend duty
    • Must be willing to work overtime as needed


Additional Requirements

    • The job of a Millwright is a very heavy-duty position. Heavy-dute involves exertion of more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 20 pounds continuously to move objects
    • Essential duties include, but are not limited to, stooping, climbing, and crawling in and over machines for repair purposes and the ability to lift heavy objects
    • Must be comfortable working above the ground at times and outside as necessary
    • Candidates must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions
    • A sense or urgency in terms of maximizing production and minimizing downtime is necessary in this type of manufacturing environment.
    • Tasks performed involve working with equipment and materials that require familiarity with formal safety procedures and the following of these procedures in order to maintain the safety of the work environment



    • All maintenance personnel will be required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hats, high visibility clothing, and safety toe shoes/boots. All personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided to the employee by Mercer. Additional tasks may require extra PPE.
    • This position reports directly to the Front Line Maintenance Manager/Supervisor
    • Working position is inside a temperature and humidity-controlled factory built in 2019.
    • This position is considered non-exempt (i.e. hourly) and is paid on a weekly basis
    • Up to 5-person panels will interview all applicants to ensure a successful team fit.
    • Position will be evaluated weekly for the first 90 days by supervisors to ensure adequate and effective growth is occurring. Evaluations will include attendance, safety, production, and attention to detail (quality). Advancement will be based on attitude, productivity, and attention to detail

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