Waferizer Operator

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products. At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we‚€™ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.
LP‚€™s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work. For more than 40 years, we‚€™ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.
Job Purpose: To oversee the production of wood wafers by processing logs through Waferizer and Debarker
Key Responsibilities:
Operates equipment controls to regulate speed of logs on conveyor, to cut logs and transfer wafers to set bins.
Coordinates process with Dryer Operator and Crane Operator
Assists in changing knives as necessary.
Identifies control panel problems and operational problems
Blows down waferizer, area to maintain clean equipment
Corrects log jams; unplugs bark from belts
Monitors wafers going to wet bins and removes oversized wafers
Expected to maintain 100% compliance with Environmental, Housekeeping standards, policies for area
Expected to safely, efficiently train other designated individuals in operation of Waferizers
Inspects and conducts routine preventative maintenance on Waferizers, Debarkers, Bark Systems
Carry out Strand Geometry analysis and prepare reports
Understand knife projections/knife angle and how to reduce variation to produce proper flake
Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
Perform other assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary
Complete control plans and operational check sheets to monitor production process
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Basic mechanical skills
Knowledge of CAE Waferizer components, maintenance, and inspection routine
Ability to operate pneumatic air tools and use measuring devices
Ability to operate waferizer, chain-saw and air hose
Forklift certified, ability to operate Front End Loader
Ability to read and follow complex directions
Ability to interpret data and prepare report
Ability to read and understand safety rules and regulations
Minimum Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent
Crane operating experience
Excellent manual dexterity, visual acuity and depth perception, eye/hand coordination
Ability to maintain required documentation
Ability to read and understand, follow safety rules and regulations
Essential Functions:
Required to climb, bend, stoop, squat, life over 50 pounds, enter confined spaces and work at substantial height
Must work with extremely sharp instruments
Ability to work under stress when equipment fails
Work Environment:
OSB manufacturing facility with exposure to heat/cold and rain with exposure to loud noises
Nestled in the north central region of North Carolina, in close proximity to the Virginia line, sits Person County, where residents are known for their person-ality. Person County has a population of 39,276. With world class universities and medical facilities in our backyard and close proximity to college and professional sporting events, our region has an abundance of shopping and cultural opportunities, easy access to the eastern seaboard and ports. Add to this two beautiful recreational lakes, Hyco and Mayo. Top employers in Person County are Duke Energy, GKN Driveline, Person Memorial Hospital, Eaton Corporation, U.S. Flue Cured Tobacco, Boise Casade and Certainteed Gypsum. Piedmont Community College provides access to educational opportunities and workforce development for adults in Person and Caswell counties. Roxboro offers small-town living with big-town pride.
LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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