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MDF Technician


Malvern, AR

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!



MDF Technician – Malvern, AR



Safely respond to all production and quality issues while maintaining quality to ensure customer satisfaction.  Along with the Operators, owns the production area.



  • Responsible for properly completing paperwork and computer entries.
  • Responsible for properly completing product changes and productively operating the area.
  • Communicate with supervisors, operators, and lift drivers about product changes and area activities.
  • Responsible for remaining alert at all times and constantly monitoring their equipment and process.
  • Communicate with the quality lab technician and supervisor anytime a quality issue is suspected.
  • Respond to upset conditions in the area and work closely with operators and maintenance to resolve problems.
  • Support shift millwright and electrician if help is needed during downtime or any other upset condition.
  • Enter and complete work orders as needed.
  • Follow the guidelines in the daily worksheets.
  • Check and monitor lengths and widths of product every hour during shift.
  • Follow all size changes to stacker.
  • Clean area daily.
  • Actively participate in any problem-solving meeting and will positively contribute to improving the process on a daily basis.
  • Check email daily. You are required to wear a radio and respond to issues as needed.
  • Use pass down reporting to notify operations and peers about changes made while you are on shift.
  • Responsible for remaining alert at all times and constantly monitoring their equipment and process.
  • Identify quality and production issues and react accordingly to them. 
  • Assist in the development of SOP’s and JHA’s.
  • Assist other areas as needed during upset conditions.
  • Ownership of your area includes communicating issues and following up on the resolution. 
  • Work as directed by management.
  • Follow all General and Plant Safety Rules.
  • Know proper LOTO/Confined Space procedures for the area and follow them.
  • Know proper PPE requirements for all tasks in your area, and wear them when required.
  • Ability to perform Operator Check sheet rounds.
  • Ability to explain and understand all fire control systems within the area of responsibility.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds required.
  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook preferred.



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: Little Rock