Production Associate - Dodson, LA
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Weyerhaeuser Company in Dodson, LA is hiring for entry-level
Production Associates. The starting wage is $17.50 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.
Schedules vary by department. The typical Sawmill schedule is two,
10 to 12-hour shifts, four to five days a week. The typical planer
schedule is two, 10 to 12-hour shifts, five to six days a week. Day
shift starting at 6:00am and night shift at 6:00pm. Majority of our
open positions are night shift.
* Commitment to working safe and following all safety rules and
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Able to work overtime, holidays, as well as night shift and
* 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
*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**.*
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
/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of
our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all
our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared
purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and
supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires
people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.
**Job:** **Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction*
**Title:** *Production Associate - Dodson, LA*
**Requisition ID:** *01017010*
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