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Weyerhaeuser Entry Level Production Associate in Dodson, Louisiana

Weyerhaeuser Company in Dodson, LA is hiring for entry-level Production Associates. The starting wage is $15.47 per hour. We are seeking individuals who are committed to safety, motivated to work, and works as a team member. This position is an entry level position that has the potential for the right individual to move to other positions within the mill.

The Production Associate position is to complete clean-up activities throughout the mill, both inside and out. It is essential to use a broom, shovel, rake, air hose, wheelbarrow; drive tractors, forklifts, and a bobcat; operate mobile equipment to empty trash barrels, pick up heavy debris, and scoop up debris in the log yard. There are a variety of walking surfaces including catwalks, concrete, gravel, dirt and mud surfaces. Majority of the sawmill is located on the second floor which requires working at heights and wearing a harness to clean up machinery.

Dodson Lumber is a stand-alone sawmill with a total of 260,000 square feet under roof situated on 120 acres of land. We produce lumber for residential construction and chips for local paper facilities. During a typical year, approximately 200 million board feet of Southern Pine lumber are produced at Dodson. Our Dodson site is a union-free facility that employs approximately 160 associates. We offer a competitive pay and benefit package, including comprehensive health & welfare (medical, dental, vision), 401(k), paid vacation and holidays. * * * * Key Functions: * Commitment to working safe and following all safety rules and regulations. * Clean-up activities throughout the mill, both inside and out. * Cross-train in production roles and be able to fill in when short-handed on days or nights. * Feed or place items onto equipment for processing and load/unload items from machines. * Able to interpret work instructions and complete tasks as delegated. * Willingness and ability to work all shifts and wear all required personal protective equipment. * Actively participate in the team-based work environment with a positive attitude, good communication skills, and respectable work ethic.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of 6 months employment experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment OR equivalent technical training.
  • Able to work safely around moving manufacturing equipment and machinery.
  • Able to work overtime, holidays, as well as night shift and some weekends.
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, dusty and noisy conditions, while wearing safety protective equipment.
  • Able to perform labor intensive work and essential job functions of the position, which may include climbing stairs, navigating catwalks, lifting up to 50 lbs. and bending, work from heights, and stand or walk for 2-3 hours at a time for 10 hours.
  • Able to complete forklift training.
  • Resume detailing education and work history is required for consideration.

Post Application Requirements: Successful completion of pre-employment computer based testing Successful completion of pre-employment background check, physical, and drug screen

About Wood Products: We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support. For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products. * *

About Weyerhaeuser We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. *We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans./

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Entry Level Production Associate

Location: LA-Dodson

Requisition ID: 01014851