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Moncure, NC

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 Assistant Press Operator – Moncure, NC

12HR Rotating Shift

PAY RATE: $18.30



  • Quarterly Bonuses UP TO $625
  • Annual Bonus Potential
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (75% company / 25% employee) 
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability
  • Optional Employee paid Long Term Disability
  • 401K with Company Match up to 6% and Employee Contribution 
  • 2 weeks of vacation 
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Promote from Within Program - Room for Growth



Support the MDF plant by cleaning the press and forming line during operations and during down time to ensure that all production, operational goals and quality standards are achieved in a safe manner.  Report deviations / non- conformances to the press operator and insure we are in compliance with all company policies and local, state and federal regulations.


  • Assist and relieve Press Operator as instructed.
  • Clean and remove clutter on walkways.
  • Understand forming line speed controls and be able to make adjustments as needed.
  • Cleaning & vacuum equipment ex. motors, pumps, heaters, bins and pans.
  • Keep hoses rolled up and neat.
  • Check sprayers.
  • Perform visual inspection of belts (forming, press).
  • Sweep floor and other general housekeeping.
  • Empty pans and bins.
  • Check door security.
  • Take directions from press operator.
  • Other duties as needed.



  • Ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve higher engagement and empowerment, cross-training, and personal growth.
  • Uphold core team values, responsibilities and behaviors.
  • Attend and actively participate in team business meetings and Team Management System meetings.
  • Assist team in making good business decisions.
  • Able to lift 50lbs, work in hot/cold environment, walking, standing, bending for 12 hours per shift.
  • Ability to work extended hours and rotating shift as required.
  • Ability to work at heights, in hot, noisy & dirty environments as required.
  • High School diploma or GED; additional education a plus.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in an automated manufacturing environment, preferably in continuous manufacturing of composite panels.
  • Good knowledge of the manufacturing process of composite panels preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning and organizational skills to attain high levels of performance.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support others in the team.
  • Be able to complete assigned task in a timely manner.
  • Perform job functions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read measuring equipment with accuracy and repeatability.

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: Raleigh