Student Position:


Job Category:

Trades & Maintenance

Job Location:







West Fraser operates several sawmills across the U.S. South and a Corporate office in Germantown, Tennessee. The business has approximately 3,200 employees and twenty-two  plants in the U.S..  West Fraser is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of West Fraser Timber Co. LTD., Canada.

Required skills:

  • Repair and maintain industrial equipment to include conveying systems, major machine centers such as debarkers, canters, gang saws, and edgers
  • Able to read and understand drawings and printed instructions

  • Must be a self-starter who can work safely under high pressure situations

  • Possess basic understanding in line ups of pumps, sheaves, sprockets, machine centers

  • Must be able to move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks

  • Adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts

  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs

  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools

  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill

  • Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts

  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit

  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools

  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools

Other Requirements:

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED

  • Requires own basic tools
  • Must be safety orientated and comply with ZES

  • Must have minimum two years verifiable work experience as a Millwright

  • Must have welding experience (GMAW and/or SMAW)

  • Must have cutting Torch experience (Oxygen/Acetylene)

  • Must be able to work night/day shift

  • Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, reference check and background check


  • West Fraser offers competitive benefits including, medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401-k savings plans.

  • WF also provides off site training to improve skills & pay.
  • West Fraser provides off-site training so that employees can progress through training levels to increase their pay up to $10 more/hr.
  • Minimum of  $21.50/hr. to $24.60/hr.

West Fraser Employees must apply by your UltiPro Account (

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. 

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D