Job Status: Filled

Planer Mill Laborer (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

  Russellville, Arkansas, United States

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 Reman/Roundtable position is an entry level role with the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled positions.

Entry level responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Sweep, pick up debris, dispose of all sawdust and dropped lumber in the work area
  • Stack and strap 2”, 4”, and 6” trim blocks
  • Cut reman boards to length
  • Cut battens (bunks) for surface lumber
  • Strap stick and bunk carts
  • Work under the direction of the supervisor
  • Train on various machinery
  • Adhere to all mill safety policies and procedures
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required skills and experience include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, dusty, and noisy industrial environment
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, climb, stand throughout the duration of the shift
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment background, drug screen, and physical

West Fraser operates several sawmills across the U.S. South and a Corporate office in Germantown, Tennessee. The business has approximately 2,400 employees and fifteen plants. West Fraser is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of West Fraser Timber Co. LTD., Canada.



West Fraser offers competitive benefits including: medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401-k savings plans.