Waferizer Operator

Job Req ID:  10575

Roxboro, NC, US, 27574-6774

Date:  Jul 4, 2024

Job Purpose

To oversee the production of wood wafers by processing logs through Waferizer and Debarker.


In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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 needed
  • 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 train other designated individuals safely and efficiently 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
  • Complete control plans and operational check sheets to monitor production process
  • Perform other assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary


What do I need to be successful?

Knowledge, Skills and 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, chainsaw 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 Requirement

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Crane operating experience
  • In good standings with attendance/job performance
  • Excellent manual dexterity, visual acuity and depth perception, eye/hand coordination
  • Ability to maintain required documentation
  • Ability to read, understand and follow safety rules and regulations


Essential Functions:

  • Required to climb, bend, stoop, squat, life up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to enter confined spaces and work at substantial heights
  • Ability to work with extremely sharp instruments
  • Ability to work under stress when equipment fails

Work Environment

  • Mill environment subject to weather extremes


Pay Scale:                  Entry                         90 Days

                                    $23.28                        $24.77


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