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Production Technician

City:  Sault Ste. Marie
Country/Region:  CA

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

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!



Safely and efficiently producing MDF panels within parameters created for that specific product.  A Production Technician is a crucial part of the operation with a great deal of responsibility in making product within specification, assuring quality, focus on machine efficiency to meet and or exceed our customer’s expectations.  Here at Arauco SSM we respect people and value each and every team members’ contributions.  We empower and trust our team and expect them to run and improve the business.  By working as a team, we believe we have the ability to move forward faster and reach higher.


We believe in allowing employees the opportunity to learn different areas of the business.  As a production technician, you may work in any of the following areas;

  • Refining and Drying- where we refine our raw materials to meet certain grade expectations
  • Forming and Pressing- where we take our refined material mixed with different additives and put it through our continuous press to produce raw MDF panels
  • Finishing- where our product is sanded, cut and packaged
  • Lamination- where we apply a decorative laminate to the board
  • Shipping- where we warehouse and ship the board via rail and truck



  • Most technician positions run our process with human-machine interface (HMI) – control machinery through automated computer programs on a control panel
  • Complete daily rounds for all equipment in the area and complete preventative maintenance. 
  • Check the condition of all equipment in the area to ensure optimum performance.
  • Attend and actively participate in team business meetings and Team Management System meetings.
  • Assist team in making good business decisions.
  • Keep the work area and surrounding areas clean and free of debris and trip hazards.
  • Perform quality inspections and document results.



  • Post-Secondary Education or related years of work experience are preferred.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Must have a valid G license.
  • Excellent Safety work habits and knowledge, wearing proper PPE at all times.
  • Seeking people with a positive attitude and behaviour.
  • Willing to work “shift work” that supports a 24 hour a day, seven day a week operation.
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities with the ability to work in a self-directed facility.
  • Must be a motivated individual who holds themselves accountable and willing to make good, sound business decisions each day.
  • The ability to work effectively in a high performing team environment to achieve all departmental and organizational goals. 
  • Ability to Lift up to 50 lb.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is a plus


This position offers an attractive compensation package with a gain and profit-sharing plan, as well as an excellent Health/Dental and Pension Plan and very supportive team-based work environment.

Arauco is committed to creating an inclusive culture across the organization by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities.  Where it is not possible to remove barriers, Arauco will make efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities in a timely, effective and suitable manner.  If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.