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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!



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. 

General Responsibilities for all employees

  • Employees are expected to put safety first.  This means watching out for your safety and those around you.  Wearing appropriate PPE and following all safety procedures and policies. 
  • Ensure Arauco exercises responsibility for environmental stewardship in all areas of our business.  
  • Follow-up on outstanding maintenance shift issues from previous shift
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Could 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)
  • 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




  • Holds the equivalent of a certified Mechanic trade ticket for the State of Michigan, or a 2 year degree in mechanical studies combined with related experience
  • 3+ years industrial mechanic experience required (including bearings, hydraulics, pumps, gearboxes)
  • Welding and Fabrication skilled
  • Ability to use a variety of mechanical troubleshooting equipment and techniques
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of a CMMS system preferred
  • Experience in reliability techniques & knowledge of lubrication principles is an asset
  • Strong, demonstrated troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to look for improvement opportunities, optimize to increase efficiencies and overall equipment uptime
  • 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
  • Proven ability to be a self-motivated and self-starter required
  • A high school diploma or GED is required 
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Strong computer skills are desired.  Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel are an asset.  
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Post offer you must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and physical capability assessment. 


Pay and Benefits
•    Competitive wages up to $32 per hour for qualified Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights/Machine Repair.  Relocation benefits are available. 
•    Benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance (two plans to choose from)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Gain sharing/profit sharing
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid vacation and holidays


•    Production schedule runs in 12-hour rotating shifts
•    Workdays vary each week, with a monthly schedule of 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off (rotate between days and nights every two weeks).

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Northern Michigan