Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: November 28, 2013

Organization: West Fraser Inc.

City: Opelika, Alabama

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Wages/Salary: Pay: ? $14.00/hour with a minimum 40-hour work week and potentially additional hours ? Will accommodate students who can only work part-time while attending classes ? A living allowance may be available for those who temporarily relocate for the intern program Benefits: ? West Fraser, Inc. offers competitive benefits including, medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401-k savings plans. Apply: All persons meeting that criteria above are encouraged to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be accepted at the location. No phone inquiries, please. West Fraser, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D


Desired skills or are enrolled in classes working towards knowledge of:
?Hydraulics and hydraulic systems
?Welding and fabrication
?Pneumatics and pneumatic systems
?Precision alignments
?Pipe fitting
?Blueprint and schematic reading
?Basic computer and PLC skills
?Ability to use hand and power tools and to understand proper use, including multi-meters
?Knowledge of simple and complex heavy industrial machinery, i.e. fork lifts, man lifts, scissor lifts and bobcats
?Familiarity of work order and purchasing systems
?Enrollment in a 2-year technical program is required
?Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check

Job Description:

West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. is an integrated forest products company producing lumber, wood chips, fiberboard, plywood, pulp, and newsprint. Today, the company carries on its operations through subsidiary companies and joint ventures owned directly or indirectly by the company?s principal operating subsidiary West Fraser Mills. West Fraser, Inc. is the company?s wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States. The business has 14 lumber producing locations throughout the U.S. South.

The position is located at the Opelika, Alabama, sawmill operation. The Mechanical Intern will be responsible for assisting certified technicians in troubleshooting, correcting, and maintaining all mechanical equipment within the manufacturing facility, with an emphasis on learning the manufacturing process and proper safety and maintenance procedures, to include repairs to equipment and components such as; pumps and valves, conveying systems, piping, and power driven retaining equipment. The Intern will gather skills and training necessary to properly diagnose, assess, and correct problems in the manufacturing process. The Mechanical Intern will report to the Maintenance Superintendent.

? Term, semester, summer break, or up to 12 months: will work with students to accommodate their schedules
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