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Industrial Maintenance Technician – 2nd Shift Date: Aug 2022
Department: Maintenance Position: Fulltime, non-exempt
Reporting To: Maintenance Manager Location: Dothan, AL

Rate of Pay: $21.00 – $32.00 per Hour (D.O.E).

Description
The Industrial Maintenance Technician – 2nd Shift, is accountable for keeping the production machinery functioning in a proper manner to ensure manufacturing schedules and targets are met. This role focuses on promoting equipment longevity and operational efficiency through preventative maintenance and downtime minimization. Proficiency with equipment maintenance, technical understanding, troubleshooting, dealing with uncertainty, and a safety-conscious mindset are required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures operation of machinery and equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, VFDs, soft starts and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates the source of problem by observing mechanical and electrical devices in operation, using precision measuring, and testing instruments.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, hand, and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts, using rules, squares, multimeters, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, straightedges, multimeters, and basic electrical component programing knowledge.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation, welders, torches, grinders, drills, hydraulic press, and all other tools/equipment associated with Industrial Maintenance.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supply inventories, by reporting stock needs to Purchasing; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing Purchase Request and verifying receipt.
  • Provides mechanical and electrical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
  • Prepares maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications and by establishing personal networks.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment, complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment, both mechanical and electrical required; with three (3) years of related working experience desired.
  • Basic computer skills desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Read and write in English.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver
  • Positive attitude with a track record of delivering results.
  • Self-motivated with strong ability to multitask and operate with minimal supervision.
  • Must be safety oriented and comply with all company, state, and OSHA regulations.
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required;
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician Degree or
  • Journeyman License desired.

Job Title: Machine Operator
Date:
March, 2022

Department:
Production
Position:
Hourly, non-exempt

Reporting To:
Production Supervisor
Location:
Dothan, AL

Rate of Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per Hour (D.O.E)

Description

The Machine Operator will be responsible for performing various tasks to set up, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on assigned machines. The Machine Operator will also be responsible for inspecting parts to specifications and make adjustments, or tool changes as necessary to maintain quality specifications. Machine Operator Experience Required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up and operates a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines
  • Perform necessary pre-operation activities to ensure proper equipment startup and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and in a timely fashion
  • Operate tools in order to aid in the manufacturing process
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery
  • Overseeing training of new or Junior Machine Operators
  • Operate/monitor multiple pieces of equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops
  • Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Troubleshoot issues and perform maintenance
  • Perform quality control, follow reporting and recordkeeping procedures, and report problems to supervisor
  • Comply with all safety and health regulations
  • Clean machinery and maintain cleanliness in work area
  • Cross train as directed in other production areas.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Previous machine operator experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment
  • Proficiency with hand tools
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of production and plant processes
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Read and write in English.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)
  • Well organized, creative problem solver
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating with minimal supervision
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record

High School Diploma or GED required

Job Title: Production Supervisor

Date: August 2022

Department: Operations

Job type: Fulltime, exempt

Reporting To: Plant Manager

Location: Dothan, AL

Travel: none

Summary

The Production Supervisor on 2nd Shift manages all operators and production activities on the plant floor during their designated shift. He/she is responsible for meeting shift targets for scheduled production and shipping of CLT, GLT and related components. This role will be the direct manager for each operator at each machine center, with >90% of his/her time spent on the factory floor overseeing operations and lending guidance and support where needed. The Production Supervisor contributes to the success of SmartLam North America by ensuring scheduled work is produced on-time, within budgetary constraints, with the highest quality and uncompromising safety.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, training and development of plant machine center operators and support staff to create effective teams and efficient shift production.
  • Motivates personnel to achieve rigorous production targets.
  • Communicates with Project Managers and Plant Manager for status updates and production reports.
  • Immediately raises awareness regarding quality and schedule risks which may impact customers.
  • Fosters strong working relationship with Maintenance Team to enable immediate support for equipment issues.
  • Ensures production is carried out in a safe and efficient manner with a high level of quality.
  • Identifies opportunities for cost control and ongoing process improvement.
  • Effectively implements cost reduction initiatives.
  • Maintains high standards for a safe working environment at all times, trains others and enforces policies.
  • Conducts annual reviews of all direct reports with support from Plant Manager and HR.
  • Ensures operators have the information, tools, and resources necessary to meet production requirements.
  • Operates with transparency and earns trust at all levels through communication and actions.
  • Maintains accurate time and attendance record, and holds direct reports to the same standard.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment, both mechanical and electrical.
  • 2+ years of experience supervising people in a manufacturing environment, preferably wood processing.
  • Capable of operating and training employee(s) on all tools and all aspects of machine centers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Creative problem solver
  • Positive attitude with a track record of delivering results
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite. ZOHO a plus, but willing to train.
  • Maintains strong understanding of product standards.
  • Maintains strong understanding of all manufacturing and related SOPs associated with supervisory duties.
  • Self-motivated and operates with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to motivate, manage, and develop people of all skill levels effectively.
  • Trained in health and safety areas such as first aid, CPR, AED
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Technical or College degree preferred.

Production Team Member – 1st and 2nd Shifts

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with the desire to succeed. Willing to train the right candidate; the right candidate is fearless of hard work and has a willingness to learn a new trade or build on the experience they already possess!

Walk-ins are always welcome!

Salary: $16.00 – $18.00/hour D.O.E.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Dothan, Alabama

First Shift: M – F, 6:00am – 2:30pm
Second Shift: M – F, 2:00pm – 10:30pm

Benefits: Full Benefits Package: Medical / Dental / Vision / HSA, Life/AD&D/Short-Term/Long-Term Insurance, Employee Assistance, Personal Time Off, Matching 401K, and 9 Paid Holidays

Role Summary

The Production Team Member will receive on-the-job training. Working in a team environment within a wood manufacturing setting. Follows guidance, written and verbal instructions from experienced employees and team leader. Will clearly communicates with coworkers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working in a team environment in a wood manufacturing setting
  • Follows safe work practices. Employee safety is the up most important to us!
  • Follow all health & safety regulations including wearing appropriate protective equipment
  • May be required to use floor, palm, and belt sanders and other small hand-held tools as necessary to meet finishing standards
  • May sort lumber
  • May be required to use/apply epoxy fillers or glue product as needed
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Skills Required

  • Wood working experience preferred, but not required
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to use tape measures and other basic small tools.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication: read and write in English
  • Physical: occasionally lift 50 pounds, and 20 pounds frequently.
  • Able to follow written instructions
  • Able to clearly communicate with coworkers and Team Leader
  • Team Member oriented
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships and interact with co-workers

Benefits:

  • 401(k) with matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance program

Schedule:

  • 8 hour Shift
  • First & Second Shifts

COVID-19 considerations:

SmartLam North America is committed to providing employees with a safe and healthy workplace.

 

Job Title: Industrial Electrician
Date: November 2022
Department: Maintenance
Type: Fulltime, non-exempt
Reporting To: Maintenance Supervisor
Location: Dothan, AL

Wage: $25 – $35 per hour plus $1 Shift Differential for 2nd shift (D.O.E)

First Shift: M – F, 6:00am – 2:30pm
Second Shift: M – F, 2:00pm – 10:30pm

Benefits:
Full Benefits Package. Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, Personal Time Off (three weeks to start, earn up to five weeks), matching 401K, & 9 paid holidays.

Summary:
The Industrial Electrician installs new equipment, conduit, wiring and connection boxes per standards. Determines the parts required for proper installation and obtains them. Electrician will perform troubleshooting and repair of equipment with voltage ratings up to and including 600 volts. Performs general troubleshooting of lighting circuits. Replaces motion sensors, photo eyes and switches. Clearly communicates with coworkers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safe work practices. Employee safety is the utmost important to us!
  • Follow all health & safety regulations including wearing appropriate protective equipment.
  • Perform highly skilled electrical maintenance tasks including equipment installation.
  • Repair and PM electrical machinery; this may include, but not limited to, such equipment as AC/DC motors, drives, pneumatic, hydraulic, conveyors and instrumentation and PLC controls.
  • In downtime situations, must be able to analyze cause of breakdown with equipment.
  • Must also determine and complete maintenance repairs required to return the equipment to effective operating conditions.
  • Follow and adhere to safety lockout procedures and strictly adhere to plant safety rules.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as in a group.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Model company core values.

Required Skills & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Stable employment history with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in Industrial Maintenance work AND/OR equivalent education to include vocational/technical school certificate/diploma.
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, on-call and rotating shifts and holidays.
  • Proficient in use of hand and power tools.
  • Experience with reading electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Troubleshooting experience, including the use of necessary test instruments such as digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, megger, etc.
  • Experience using a computer for record keeping and documentation.
  • Able to work in extreme heat/cold, navigate catwalks and ladders.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential physical functions of the position, which includes climbing stairs, lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping and bending.
  • Able to communicate effectively and constructively.
  • Comprehension of complex work instructions and documentation.
  • Able to work with mathematical concepts in an industrial environment.
  • Team oriented.
  • Willing and able to learn new jobs and skills.
  • A personal and total commitment to observe all safety rules and regulations including NEC and NFPA70E (including LOTO and Arc Flash).
  • Knowledge of DC motors and motor controls.
  • Knowledge of AC motors and motor controls.
  • Knowledge of DC, VFD, and servo drives.
  • Knowledge of single phase and 3-phase power distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of various process instrumentation, including pressure, flow, temperature, level, weight, etc.
  • Knowledge of PLC controls, HMI operator interfaces, and control systems networking.
  • Working knowledge of basic industrial maintenance issues.
  • Able to read and write in English.
  • Able to follow written instructions.
  • Able to clearly communicate with coworkers and Team Leader.
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships and interact with co-workers.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of fire alarm and protection systems.
  • Experienced in pneumatic, hydraulic, and conveyor systems.
  • Excellent skills in root cause analysis.
  • Previous experience in Rockwell Software RSLogix5000 and FactoryTalk View Studio (Editor, Me, and SE), AB PowerFlex VFD’s and Kinetics Servos, and Ethernet IP networks using AP Stratix switches, Yaskawa AC drives and servo drives, and Lense motion control drives.

Job Title: Quality Process Technician
Date: November 2022
Department: Quality Control
Type: Fulltime, non-exempt
Reporting To: Quality Control Manager
Location: Dothan, AL

Wage: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour plus $1 Shift Differential (D.O.E).

First Shift: M – F, 6:00am – 2:30pm

Second Shift: M – F, 2:00pm – 10:30pm

Benefits:
Full Benefits Package. Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, Personal Time Off (two weeks to start, earn up to five weeks), matching 401K, & 9 Paid Holidays.

Summary:
The Quality Process Technician is responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting the daily quality of the plant. The Quality Process Technician must always stay in communication with the Quality Control Manager and/or the Production & Plant Manager(s) in cases of failures. This is a physically demanding job and requires the ability to lift 50 pounds, kneel, squat, sit, and stand repetitiously for the entire shift.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow guidelines for preparing and testing samples.
  • Measure test pieces using a variety of measuring devices including calipers, tape measures, moisture meters, and scales.
  • Must be able to determine when retesting is necessary and maintain communication with management regarding all retests.
  • Must be able to always maintain legible paperwork to record test results.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment, complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Must work well with limited supervision.
  • Must be very safety oriented and comply with all company and OSHA regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  • Troubleshooting quality issues.
  • Daily monitoring of quality and process flow.
  • Data entry of quality results.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Read and write in English.
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record.
  • Proficient in basic math skills.
  • Proficient in the use of basic tools and measuring devices.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • High attention to detail and organization.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Positive attitude with a track record of delivering results.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to multitask and operate with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of lifting at least 50 pounds, kneeling, squatting, and standing repetitiously.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in quality control or quality assurance.
  • Previous experience in lumber manufacturing.

Job Title:  Designer-Detailer

Date: Nov 2022

Position:  Fulltime, exempt

Department: Engineering and Design

Reporting to: Design Manager

Location: Dothan, AL

Wage:  Salary

Travel: Minimal

Description

The Designer-Detailer role is accountable for supporting the Engineering and Design department to ensure that mass timber projects are completed accurately and are issued for review, fabrication, and construction in a timely manner. The primary objectives are to design for optimal manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) and ensure that SmartLam North America’s high level of service is provided on every project. Starting position level will be determined based on experience and abilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model and detail mass timber projects primarily in 2D/3D CadWork and Auto-CAD.
  • Develop mass timber submittal drawings, shop drawings, and production drawings using CadWork software and other tools.
  • Provide necessary files and details to the production team to manufacture mass timber projects.
  • Develop miscellaneous steel submittal and fabrication drawings.
  • Support the maintenance and implementation of drafting standards for ALL drafting software being utilized.
  • Support the development and maintenance of typical details and other assembly drawings.
  • Utilizing various drafting software, support Sales and Project Management teams with project estimating and take-offs.
  • Lead calls with the project teams to present 3D mass timber model and review coordination questions.
  • Support the Project Manager with the management and tracking of project RFI’s.
  • Support Quality Control review of all projects prior to delivery for submittal review or production.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2 year associate degree in Computer Aided Drafting or equivalent.
  • 2+ years’ experience in architectural, structural or construction drafting using Revit or other 3D modeling software.
  • Experience preparing and interpreting building construction documents and project manuals.
  • Experience with other drafting software such as AutoCAD (2D & 3D), Rhino and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Highly organized, accurate and detailed.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and a quick learner.
  • Able to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Understanding of building construction, detailing and structural systems.
  • Mass timber design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) experience.
  • Experience in CadWork or equivalent production software.
  • Understanding of import/export function of production software to large format CNC machines.
  • Understanding of import/export function of various file formats to CadWork software (e.g.: IFC, STEP, SAT, DXF, DWG, etc.).

MONTANA

Hourly Rate:     $19/Hr. – $ 25/Hr.  D.O.E. and Leadership Roles

Benefits:  Full Benefits Package – Med./Dental/Vision Insurance, Personal Time Off (8 hours at start. Earn up to 80 hrs. in the first year), Matching 401K, & 9 Paid Holidays.

Description:

The Machine Operator will be responsible for performing various tasks including set up, operating, monitoring, troubleshooting and performing preventive maintenance on assigned machines. The Machine Operator will work in a small group setting (2- 7 other employees). The Machine Operator will also be responsible for inspecting parts to ensure they meet specifications, making adjustments, or tool changes as necessary to maintain quality specifications.  Will train.  Day shift and Evening shift openings.             

Machine centers openings include:

  • Finger Jointer
  • CLT Press
  • Sander
  • CNC
  • Planer

Duties and Responsibilities: (Will Train)

  • Comply with all safety and health regulations
  • Set up, operate, and monitor a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines
  • Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and in a timely fashion
  • Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Troubleshoot issues and perform minor maintenance
  • Follow SOP’s to ensure quality products are produced
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Cross train in other machine centers
  • Cross train other operators

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred but not required)
  • Mechanical Skills (Preferred but not required)
  • Previous machine operator experience in a manufacturing facility. (Preferred but not required)
  • Basic computer skills (Preferred but not required)
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to work different shifts (Preferred not necessarily requires)
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating with minimal supervision
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record

Hourly Rate:     $18/Hr. – $ 20/Hr.  D.O.E.

Benefits:            Benefits Package.  Med/Dental/Vision Ins., Personal Time Off (8 hrs immediately – Earn up to 80 hrs. in the first yr.), Matching 401K, & 9 paid holidays.

Role Summary

The Production Team Member will receive on-the-job training. Working in a team environment within a wood manufacturing setting. Follows guidance, written and verbal instructions from experienced employees and team leader.  

Day shift            6am-4:30 pm M-Th (Normal shifts)

Swing shift        2:30pm to 12:30am, M-F (Day shift to start initially)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working in a team environment in a wood manufacturing setting
  • Follows safe work practices. Employee safety is the up most important to us!
  • Follow all health & safety regulations including wearing appropriate protective equipment
  • May be required to use floor, palm, and belt sanders and other hand and other small hand-held tools as necessary to meet finishing standards
  • May sort lumber
  • May be required to use/apply epoxy fillers or glue product as needed
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Team Member oriented 
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships and interact with co-workers
  • Able to clearly communicate with coworkers and Team Leader
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to use tape measures and other basic small tools.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication: read and write in English
  • Physical: occasionally lift 50 pounds, and 10-20 pounds frequently.
  • Able to follow written instructions

Job Title: CNC Operator – Level I, II, and III Swing Shift

Date: August 2022

Department: Production

Job type: Fulltime, non-exempt

Reporting To: Production Supervisor

Location: Columbia Falls, MT

Travel: None

SmartLam North America offers exceptional engineered wood products and for that, we are steadily growing. Creating phenomenal employment opportunities within the wood product industry. As the company grows, employee’s opportunities grow within the organization. Come join the team! We’re seeking candidates with the mechanically aptitude and drive to succeed.

*Sometimes, progress happens when you think nothing is happening, but sometimes you need to make a change to see progress. Let’s talk.

Swing Shift: M – F, 4:00 P.M. – 12:30 A.M. ($1.00 shift differential)

Starting Wage: $19.00 to $23.00 (depending on experience)

Lead Wage: $24.00 – 28.00 (depending on experience)

Exceptional Benefits Package: Health, dental, vision, life, short/long term, PTO, holiday pay with no waiting period and more.

Job Summary

The CNC Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient fabrication of cross laminated timber (CLT) parent panels into child panels and other mass timber component fabrication. Meeting production schedules and targets, while producing precise products according to design and shop drawing requirements.

Lever I: CNC Assistant Operator / Wage: $19.00 – $20.00 (D.O.E.)

CNC operators are responsible for stocking materials and running parts. They ensure specific directions are followed in order to create an end product that meets the required specifications. This is an entry-level position and can serve as a starting point for those who want to work their way up in the industry. Willing to train the right candidate.

To be successful in this role, operators must have the following traits:

  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • The ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Basic understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM software.
  • Ability to comply with safety guidelines.
  • Strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Highly proficient with use of tape measures and other basic tools.
  • Highly proficient with use of calipers and precision measuring equipment.
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication in the English language is required.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. Combination of other education, working knowledge in wood manufacturing environment and other skills set may be considered.

Level II: CNC Operator / Wage: $20.00 – $23.00 (D.O.E.)

The essential role of a CNC Operator is to set up and operate CNC machines and equipment. On any given day, an operator may unload raw materials, prepare a test run to ensure a machine is working properly and inspect and measure finished products to ensure they meet requirements.

To be successful in this role, operators must have the following skills and experience:

  • Must meet all the requirements of Level I CNC.
  • High School Diploma or GED; Technical degree in manufacturing, machining or related field preferred. Combination of other education, working knowledge in wood manufacturing environment and other skills set may be considered.
  • Experience in trouble shooting problems.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Capable of lifting at least 50 pounds & being on feet for most of the day.
  • Well organized, creative problem solver, and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Capable of operating effectively and meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable individual with an excellent time and attendance record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Lead.

Level III: CNC Lead / Wage: $24.00 – $28.00 (D.O.E.)

Work as part of a team of elite individuals building and improving the production systems. Be there on the ground floor, getting your hands dirty and contributing directly to the success of future projects.

Leads the transition/changeover between production runs on various CNC machines such as mills and lathes then operate select machines through the remainder of the production run while ensuring quality parts from the work machine centers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Allocate work based on operator competency and machine capability, engage in machine maintenance and repair efforts, provide feedback and interface with customers and Engineering to maximize efficiency, all while maintaining a positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Maintain product flow and meets production schedule.
  • Complete set-up of machining operations from blueprints, drawings, 3D models and/or verbal instructions.
  • Maintains operational readiness and monitors machine for maintenance requirements.
  • Identify defects in panel or product before milling.
  • Downloads and reviews toolpaths and run simulations prior to cutting as required.
  • Runs calibration checks as needed.
  • Maintain production information and Kanban status in Zoho.
  • Accurately labels child pieces from parent pieces.
  • Effectively communicates with supervisor, programmer and design team.
  • Measure dimensions of finished panels to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished panel dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Identify remove and replace dull cutting tools.
  • Removes trimmings and falloff during interruptions as needed to avoid machine damage.
  • Must meet all the requirements of Level I and II CNC.
  • Keeps inside of CNC machine, tools, and overall system (tables, cable trays, etc.) clean.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Skills and Experience:

  • Must meet all the requirements of Level I and 2 CNC.
  • Technical degree in manufacturing, machining or related field preferred.
  • Experience with CNC or conversational programming.
  • Experience operating a variety of machines.
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing techniques such as error proofing, standardized work, set up reduction, continuous flow, and pull.
  • Experience in trouble shooting problems.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Highly proficient with use of tape measures and other basic tools.
  • Highly proficient with use of calipers and precision measuring equipment.
  • Strong computer skills with CNC programs; MS 365 Outlook, Word, Excel, with the ability to learn new programs.
  • Effective written and verbal communicator.
  • Capable of lifting at least 50 pounds & being on feet for most of the day.
  • Well organized, creative problem solver, and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Capable of operating effectively and meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating with minimal supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

We welcome walk-ins.

Job Title:  Project Manager

Department: Sales & Marketing

Reporting to:  Manager – Technical Sales Services

Travel:  Occasional

Date:  September 2022

Position:  Fulltime, exempt

Location: Columbia Falls, MT with some opportunity to work remote

Description

The Project Manager owns projects at all points from project sale through production and onsite installation. He/she plays a critical role as project owner and primary point of contact for the customer and internal stakeholders. The PM contributes to the success of SmartLam by successfully delivering sold projects on time, on budget and in specification while ensuring an excellent customer experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary point of contact for customer and internal stakeholders throughout project.
  • Manages projects from point of sale through production.
  • Assists with production scheduling to ensure projects are completed according to customer needs.
  • Schedules and leads pre-production meetings and design reviews as needed.
  • Tracks projects status and costs, with detailed record keeping.
  • Produces RFIs, change orders and submittals as needed.
  • Effectively uses ERP software for project tracking.
  • Works with Project Engineering team to ensure design engineering, 3D modeling, shop drawing process, and production files stays on track to meet agreed to schedule.
  • Brings voice-of-the-customer to internal meetings to drive ongoing process and product improvement.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or equivalent.
  • 5+ years prior project management experience in construction, manufacturing, design, or related field.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents, architectural and structural plans.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with strong time management skills.
  • Self-motivated, capable of multi-tasking and operating with minimal supervision.
  • Effective verbal and written skills.
  • Advanced skills with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Projects. 

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • PMP Certification.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and CRM software. 

Job Title:  Designer-Detailer

Date: Aug 2022

Position:  Fulltime, exempt

Department: Engineering and Design

Reporting to: Design Manager

Location:  Columbia Falls, MT 

Wage:  Salary

Travel: Minimal

Description

The Designer-Detailer role is accountable for supporting the Engineering and Design department to ensure that mass timber projects are completed accurately and are issued for review, fabrication, and construction in a timely manner. The primary objectives are to design for optimal manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) and ensure that SmartLam North America’s high level of service is provided on every project. Starting position level will be determined based on experience and abilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model and detail mass timber projects primarily in 2D/3D CadWork and Auto-CAD.
  • Develop mass timber submittal drawings, shop drawings, and production drawings using CadWork software and other tools.
  • Provide necessary files and details to the production team to manufacture mass timber projects.
  • Develop miscellaneous steel submittal and fabrication drawings.
  • Support the maintenance and implementation of drafting standards for ALL drafting software being utilized.
  • Support the development and maintenance of typical details and other assembly drawings.
  • Utilizing various drafting software, support Sales and Project Management teams with project estimating and take-offs.
  • Lead calls with the project teams to present 3D mass timber model and review coordination questions.
  • Support the Project Manager with the management and tracking of project RFI’s.
  • Support Quality Control review of all projects prior to delivery for submittal review or production.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2 year associate degree in Computer Aided Drafting or equivalent.
  • 2+ years’ experience in architectural, structural or construction drafting using Revit or other 3D modeling software.
  • Experience preparing and interpreting building construction documents and project manuals.
  • Experience with other drafting software such as AutoCAD (2D & 3D), Rhino and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Highly organized, accurate and detailed.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and a quick learner.
  • Able to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Understanding of building construction, detailing and structural systems.
  • Mass timber design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) experience.
  • Experience in CadWork or equivalent production software.
  • Understanding of import/export function of production software to large format CNC machines.
  • Understanding of import/export function of various file formats to CadWork software (e.g.: IFC, STEP, SAT, DXF, DWG, etc.).
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Job Title: Mass Timber Specialist – California

Department: Sales and Marketing

Reporting to: Technical Sales Manager

Travel Level: Medium

Date: Oct 2022

Position: Fulltime, exempt

Location: Remote

Description:

Mass Timber Specialists are responsible for being the key point of contact with our customers, developing relationships with customers and key influencers in the commercial construction industry to expand Smartlam’s presence in the market as a tier one mass timber supplier. This position requires as self-motivated personality that can work in a collaborative team environment and perform the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities

  • Develop sales plan for delivering sales quota in designated market with Smartlam estimating, engineering, and sales team to deliver.
  • Develop relationships with developers, architects, engineers, and contractors to position Smartlam as the preferred mass timber supplier for a project.
  • Work with installers and specialty engineers to provide a design-supply-install mass timber package for a project.
  • Medium travel for trade shows/conferences, meeting face-to-face with design team members, hosting plant tours and participating in project interviews.
  • Attend local events targeting potential mass timber designers (WoodWorks, AIA, SEA, ULI, etc.).
  • Provide lunch and learn and webinars to customers to educate them on mass timber as well as Smartlam’s differentiators.
  • Qualify project leads and determine if Smartlam should pursue.
  • Develop qualified project leads by consulting with design team.
  • Prepare budgets for projects in early stages of design.
  • Working with estimating to provide a formal quote based on project specifications.
  • Present quote to customer, determining action items needed from Smartlam to close order.
  • Proactively update ZOHO CRM.

Required Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering or Architecture preferred.
  • Commercial construction experience (3+ years preferred).
  • Strong communication skills – effective listening, written, verbal, presentation.
  • Ability to determine which of numerous requests are key and prioritize them.
  • Comfortable acting without being told and making “best guess” decisions when needed.
  • Competitive with a need to win that can work with a team built to support them.
  • Able to think outside the box to position Smartlam in the best position to win project.
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