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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!



Utility R&E Operator – Moncure, NC



Support the MDF plant; assist the refiner & energy plant operator in the daily operation of the refiner and energy plant during operations to ensure that all production and operational goals are achieved in a safe manner and we are in compliance with all company policies and local, state and federal regulations.


  • Train and cross train multiple roles to allow for coverage on shift when not in training.
  • Assist refiner & energy operator to maintain optimum production.
  • Ensure pumps, tanks, filters and valves in the resin system are in proper operating condition.
  • Ensure all components of the refiner and energy plant are in proper condition, paying attention to any unusual noises or abnormal vibration.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area.
  • In the absence of the refiner & energy operator, you are to assume these duties.
  • Monitor all necessary gauges and report data to operator.
  • Willingness to work weekends and nights a must.
  • Wear proper PPE at all times, as required.
  • LOTO procedures.
  • Able to read measuring equipment with accuracy and repeatability.
  • Work with all departments to help resolve quality related issues.
  • Other duties and responsibilities 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.
  • Must be able to work without constant supervision.
  • Excellent computer and software skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

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