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Weyerhaeuser Predictive Maintenance Technician in Columbia Falls, Montana

Weyerhaeuser is currently offering a $3,000 hiring bonus(additional details provided at time of interview/offer)!

Pay rate DOE $33.71 - $36.80

Weyerhaeuser is seeking individuals who are committed to safety, have a positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a desire to work in a manufacturing facility. Weyerhaeuser’s Montana Wood Products is currently looking for a Predictive Maintenance Technician to join our Columbia Falls Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) facility. A qualified candidate would have a thorough comprehensive knowledge of preventative maintenance, reliability and processes and techniques to safely maintain lubrication of the facilities high-tech manufacturing equipment.

At Weyerhaeuser, we offer positions with on-the-job training, continued growth potential and a career limited only by you. We continually strive to develop and promote talent from within while offering stable employment with excellent pay and benefits. Our manufacturing facilities are highly automated and utilize many leading-edge technologies in the wood products industry.

Position Details

As a Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Technician in training is responsible for learning and performing reliability-based techniques to help troubleshoot and maintain machine centers including vibration analysis and route-based data collection, thermography, ultrasound, motion amplification, oil analysis, alignment and balancing and others. A person in a PdM role is an asset to our mill site and will always be striving to improve themselves and our facilities. Utilizing state of the art testing equipment and technology, a PDM tech’s main role is to catch and prevent machine failures before a breakdown and to investigate failures with providing recommendations for improvements or failure mitigation.

  • A successful candidate will put safety before everything else.
  • Must demonstrate an elevated level of professionalism in the role.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills and able to learn work-related software.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Analytical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer proficiency is essential, SAP experience would be an asset.
  • Be willing to acquire all necessary certifications and training to ensure competency.
  • Ability and willingness to work at heights using aerial platforms as necessary.
  • Experience working in industrial/manufacturing/construction environments
  • Ability to lift, carry 50 lbs.
  • Working knowledge of preventive/predictive maintenance systems

*Education *

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Formalized/technical training is preferred


  • Experience with equipment maintenance preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience in the Wood Products industry preferred
  • Vibration Cat I Certification or better preferred

Specific Skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of basics of vibration knowledge
  • Ability to pass Vibration analyst Exam (ISO Cat I) within first year of employment.
  • Ability to recognize deficiencies in alignments, bearings, etc.
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic, piping, and material transfer systems.
  • Knowledge of bearings, lubrication, and power transmission
  • Ability to work with vendors for recommendations and vibration monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of LOTO procedures and ability to conduct adequate RADAR risk assessments
  • Knowledge and ability to use Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Ability to work closely with supervisors and other departments; be a team player/leader; good communication skills, and demonstrate positive attitude
  • Willingness to work any shift, work overtime and weekends
  • Maintain a clean workstation, and exhibit good performance, safety, and attendance records
  • Be meticulous, clean, neat, and orderly.

*Post Application Requirements *

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check and drug screen

About Wood Products: We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support. For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. *We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values, and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team./

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Predictive Maintenance Technician

Location: MT-Columbia Falls

Requisition ID: 01020893