Area Process Controls (PLC) Technician

Posting ID:
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Position Type:
Regular/Full-Time¬ ¬ ¬ 
Darlington,¬ SC, United States
Corporate Office_2010 (SC04)¬ 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world's largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.
We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

The Area Process Controls Technician is responsible for providing PLC-related support for the safe maintenance, repair, installation and modification of all sawmill-related equipment at four high-production modern sawmills in North and South Carolina. You will apply your skills to maximize safety, uptime, quality and production. Also responsible for training mill personnel on these items.


Competitive compensation and benefits are offered, together with a safe, high quality work environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical equipment to help meet production goals

  • Follow all safety guidelines, policies and procedures as required for this job

  • Troubleshoot and maintain three-phase electrical systems including PLC system

  • Diagnose cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and perform preventive and corrective maintenance

  • Set up and perform calibrations on equipment

  • Troubleshoot low voltage systems

  • Assemble and test motor control devices, switch panels, transformers, generator windings, solenoids and other electrical equipment and components

  • Plan, direct and record periodic electrical testing and recommend or initiate modification or replacement of equipment which fails to meet acceptable operating standards

  • Act as lead person on projects, installations or other assignments



  • 5-10 years of Industrial Electrician or Maintenance Technician experience with a strong background in PLCs

  • Industrial Electrical or Maintenance Technician diploma/degree considered an asset

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Solid background in heavy industry and construction

  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset

  • Preferred location in the Florence/Darlington, SC area

  • Extensive traveling between divisions in the Carolinas will be required

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.
As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.
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Darlington, South Carolina
At just 4.5 square miles and with a population of fewer than 7,000, Darlington's laid-back and relaxed environment affords freedom from the urban grind. Situated only one hour from the beach and from the nearest city, the family-oriented community of Darlington also offers low-cost living and convenience. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/darlington-sc

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