Electrician (Industrial-Manufacturing)

Closing Date:

Mar 02, 2018

Student Position:


Job Category:

Trades & Maintenance

Job Location:







West Fraser, Inc. is an integrated forest products company producing lumber, wood chips, fiberboard, plywood, pulp, and newsprint. Today, the company carries on its operations through subsidiary companies and joint ventures owned directly or indirectly by the company’s principal operating subsidiary West Fraser Mills.  West Fraser, Inc. is the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States.  The business has 15 lumber producing locations throughout the U.S. South. Our Blackshear, Georgia location has an opportunity for an:

Electrician (Industrial Manufacturing)


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have 4-5 years of verifiable work experience as an Electrician in an Industrial/Manufacturing environment
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be willing to work rotating shift
  • Employer will perform background check, reference check, physical, and drug screen


  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
  • Can troubleshoot, program and upgrade Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Ability to read, understand, and update instrumentation loop diagrams, E & I drawings, blueprints and schematics
  • Able to troubleshoot and program AC and DC variable speed drives. Able to troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade power distribution system, MCC and switch gears
  • Work from sketches, manuals, verbal instructions, and drawings to design, assemble or install electrical equipment within the plant
  • Work with vendors to identify any parts needed and make recommendations to the supervisor
  • Operate power lift equipment when necessary

A qualified candidate will be experienced with:

  • Allen-Bradley PLC5
  • Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5000
  • Allen-Bradley Panelviews
  • Allen-Bradley Communications - Devicenet & Ethernet
  • Scanning and Optimization systems within the Lumber Manufacturing Business (Porter, USNR, etc.)
  • Process Network Communication Systems and Components - Ethernet & Fiber Optic

Selected candidates must also:

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain good housekeeping
  • Work safely
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required or requested

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 40lbs individually and up to 75lbs with assistance
  • Requires frequent walking, stretching, bending, climbing and stooping movements
  • Must be able to work in non-air-conditioned environment and around heated equipment
  • Must be available to work overtime and be willing to be on-call to support the 24/7 operations


Family medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, paid holidays and vacation time, retirement and 401K savings plan.

Apply: www.westfraser.com/jobs
Physical location: 4804 Gilman Rd. Blackshear, GA 31516

All persons meeting that criteria above are encouraged to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Applications will not be accepted at the location.  No phone inquiries, please.

An Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)