Planer / Resaw Chain Puller (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Southcoast Reman

  Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Southcoast RemanPlaner/Resaw Chain Puller


  • Maximizing the planer chain operating uptime
  • Safety performance - "safety is a prerequisite to work"
  • Quality control checks and recording

Tasks by Responsibility

Maximize Planer/Resaw Pull Chain Operating Uptime

  • Be on the planer or resaw line at the start of the shift and after each break
  • Understand each work order run instruction
  • Be familiar with chain load locations, placements for each work order
  • Be familiar with work order load sizes, stripping & packaging instructions
  • Achieve performance objectives, both volume and quality, for each work order
  • Pulls, leverages and piles lumber that varies in length, width, thickness and weight from 6'-20', 4"-12", 1"- 4" respectively and up to 75 lbs. in weight
  • Identify and correct operating problems
  • Ensure the chain operates efficiently including area clean up if time permits
  • Anticipate and proactively respond to operational issues
  • Inform lead hand or operations supervisor of operational issues and needs

Safety Performance

  • Ensure work area is clear of any tripping hazards
  • Correct unsafe practices and report unsafe conditions to the operations supervisor
  • Immediate report of all accidents/incidents to the operations supervisor
  • Communicate any safety issues/concerns to the operations supervisor

Quality Control

  • Be clear on general grade distinctions for each work order
  • Seek advice from QC coordinator or lead hand with any questions
  • Fulfill all load instructions
  • Identify & recommend initiatives to increase planer chain efficiency



  • Process control knowledge in a continuous operations environment an asset
  • Wood products value added remanufacturing an asset
  • Knowledge of industrial safety standards and manufacturing processes an asset
  • Species knowledge, wood characteristics, grading knowledge an asset


  • Prefer given to those with wood products manufacturing experience


  • Self motivated
  • Operate with a sense of urgency through enthusiasm and a strong work ethic
  • Functions well independently or as part of a team
  • Understands what is required
  • Contributes to solving problems as they occur


  • Maintaining productivity expectations
  • Maintaining work order quality performance expectations
  • Operates safely and maintaining a clean work area
  • Always be engaged in performing some meaningful work


  • $19.23/hour upon successful demonstration of competence


  • Premiums 100% paid by the Company
    • Medical Services Plan
    • Dental Care
    • Extended Health
    • Life Insurance and AD&D
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Optical
    • Long Term Disability
    • Weekly Indemnity
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan - Company Match Program to Max. of 5%
  • Free training for a wide variety of courses provided by the Company/Union

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