Maintenance Millwright - Bingen, WA

Employer: SDS Lumber Co.

Job Description:
SDS Lumber Company
Maintenance Millwright
Bingen, WA


Millwrights are responsible for assembling, repairing, and maintenance of mill equipment at mill site. With thorough knowledge of hoisting and moving equipment, they position the pieces that need to be assembled. Their job requires knowledge of the load bearing capabilities of the equipment, as well as an understanding of blueprints and technical instructions.

At times the millwright will have to have the machinist use lathes, milling machines and grinders to make customized parts for their repairs. Maintenance Millwrights are required to assemble and install shafting, precision bearings, gear boxes, motors, mechanical clutches, conveyors, and tram rails, using hoists, pulleys, dollies, rollers, and trucks. In addition, a millwright may also perform all duties of general laborer, pipefitter, carpenter, and electrician. A millwright may also perform some of the duties of a welder, such as arc welding, mig welding and oxyacetylene cutting.

Millwrights are also involved in routine tasks, such as lubrication of machinery, bearing replacement, seal replacement, cleaning of parts during an overhaul and preventative maintenance.

Millwrights also must have a good understanding of fluid mechanics (hydraulics and pneumatics), and all of the components involved in these processes, such as valves, cylinders, pumps and compressors.

Modern standards of practice for millwrights also require working within precise limits or standards of accuracy, at heights without fear; the use of logical step-by-step procedures in work; planning, solving problems and decision-making based on quantifiable information.
Millwrights are trained to work with a wide array of precision tools, such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, levels, gauge blocks, and optical and laser alignment tooling.

SDS Lumber Company is a fully integrated wood products company located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge with forestland, logging, trucking, milling, and marine divisions. SDS produces quality wood products including structural lumber and plywood. SDS is a family owned business in operation over 70 years.

SDS Lumber Company employees share the values of: hard work, innovation, safety and teamwork to create a continually improving positive work environment. We are constantly upgrading and evolving operations to keep our mills current and competitive.

We are looking for quality people who can embrace our values and help continue the vision of a competitive and sustainable forest products company our founders started over 70 years ago. We currently have openings for Maintenance Millwright Positions.

What we offer:
-Full-time, year-round employment
-Seasonal and part time positions
-Flexible Scheduling opportunities
-Advancement opportunities
-Profit sharing and 401(K)
-Benefits include: Health (medical & dental); Life & Disability insurance
-Vacation pay & 8-paid holidays
-Variety of positions available
-On the job training


Must be at least 18 year of age
Basic computer, math and tape measuring skills
Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills; and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment
Manufacturing experience preferred
Must be able to work overtime as required

Physical Ability:
-Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
-Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

Hourly Rate:
Maintenance: $18.22- $25.26 per hour, + Shift Differential D.O.E.

Advancement Opportunities available.

The current opening positions for Millwright involve year long extensive training on day shift before being moved to a swing or graveyard shift.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer!

Contact Person: Nick Reeves
Phone: (503) 720-7465
Location: Bingen, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $18.22 - $25.26/hr

Posted on May 27, 2021

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