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Electrician - Level 1

Company: West Fraser, Inc
Location: Live Oak
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Job Description:

West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

Our Electrician position is responsible for troubleshooting, correcting, and maintaining all electrical equipment within the manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Test electrical systems and circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment or components to identify hazards, defects or repair
  • Troubleshoot, program and upgrade Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Identify and troubleshoot objects using electrical control schematics
  • Work with vendors to identify needed parts and recommend to Supervisor
  • Understand and update instrumentation loop diagrams, E & I drawings, blueprints and schematics
  • Program AC & DC variable speed drivers
  • Update power distribution system, MCC and switch gears
  • Install electrical equipment consisting of variable frequency drives, diagnose hydraulic and   pneumatic systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot various optimizations systems

Required skills include:

  • Lock-out procedures
  • Field Level Hazard Risk Assessments (FLHRA)
  • Electrical circuitry and components, including circuit breakers, motors and controllers, control devices, motor theory, rigging, precision alignments
  • Reading and interpreting electrical schematics
  • Predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Computer and PLC skills
  • Able to use hand and power tools and to understand proper use, including multi-meters, knowledge of 480 volt 3 Phase AC
  • Allen Bradley PLC5
  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix 5000
  • Allen Bradley Panel views
  • Allen Bradley Communications – Devicenet & Ethernet
  • Scanning and Optimization systems within the Lumber Business (Porter, USNR)
  • Process Network Communication Systems and Components – Ethernet & Fiber Optic

Educational and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 4 years’ electrical work experience in industrial/manufacturing environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position which include walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, bending, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds, and working from elevation and in tight spaces
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Able to work outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions in a loud, high volume environment while performing physical tasks throughout the shift
  • Available to work rotating shifts, overtime and to be on-call to support 24/7 operations
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check


Our highly competitive compensation package includes competitive starting pay along with an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, life insurance, disability, paid vacations and holidays.

If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge and opportunity, apply online at

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a resume and apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW).



  • 4 year(s): Electrical


  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Keywords: West Fraser, Inc, Gainesville , Electrician - Level 1, Other , Live Oak, Florida

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