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Maintenance Electrician


Electrician ( wood products manufacturing )--Grayling, MI

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!


Arauco offers a competitive wage of up to $32 per hour for licensed Industrial Electricians. Relocation benefits and lump sum signing incenstives are available.


Primary Purpose:

Responsible for safely responding to all maintenance issues (ie: breakdowns, troubleshooting), maintenance follow-up from previous shift, shift rounds, completing operating work orders and supporting operations during upset conditions with a view to achieving a high degree of mill reliability.


Description of Essential Duties:

  • Responsible to respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner and working closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues
  • Investigate the root cause of equipment failure (ask why 5 times) and make recommendations for long term fix
  • Helps to develop PMs
  • Lead the troubleshooting and proper documentation (maintenance log book) of all maintenance related items
  • Lead the RIP process for downtime and send RIP communication prior the end of the shift
  • Communication of maintenance related issues at the maintenance meetings
  • Follow-up on outstanding maintenance shift issues from previous shift
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PD activities based on established priority and return completed paperwork
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement of troubleshooting resources (prints, manuals, job plans, tools, spare parts, etc.)
  • Responsible for being aware of maintenance issues throughout the mill or assigned area (log books, interaction with operators)
  • Works closely with Planners
  • Will possibly lead a project from start to finish (consulting with manufactures/distributors, getting quotes, making purchase requests, developing job plans/time lines, install, commission, update prints, develop pm’s, training manuals, etc.)
  • Supports the crew in operate/maintain activities to keep the mill operating during emergency or short staffing conditions
  • Supports and promoted the ARAUCO Asset Reliability Process (ARP)


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Holds a certified Industrial Electrician trade ticket for the State of Michigan or a 2 year degree in electrical studies combined with related experience
  • 3+ years of industrial electrician experience
  • Process Control experience in an industrial environment is an asset
  • Three years AC & DC motor control experience (including drives) required
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of a CMMS system preferred
  • Ability to use a variety of electrical troubleshooting equipment and techniques (i.e. meg a motor)
  • Experience installing capital equipment and working with major equipment shutdowns is an asset
  • Strong, demonstrated troubleshooting skills
  • Have a focus on continuous improvement and an understanding of what drives improved uptime metrics
  • Ability to look for improvement opportunities, optimize to increase efficiencies and overall equipment uptime
  • Self-motivated and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to understand, develop and implement work order PM’s
  • Ability to work extended hours and rotating shift as required
  • Ability to work at heights in a manufacturing environment required



Key Safety Responsibilities:

  • Maintains lockout certifications as assigned
  • Responsible for taking your safety and the safety of your co-workers as the primary consideration when performing work
  • Responsible for completing safety work orders in a timely fashion based on clear understanding of priority
  • Lead the process of shutting down a piece of equipment or area that you believe poses a potential safety concern to those working in the area or may result in serious equipment damage

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

Nearest Major Market: Northern Michigan

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