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Production Operator - Lumber



Georgia-Pacific in Camden, Texas is now hiring Lumber Trainees. The Lumber Trainee role is an entry-level position with opportunities for advancement in the organization.

This role creates value by performing various housekeeping tasks, learning multiple lumber machine operator functions, and performing basic asset care duties on machinery and equipment to reduce downtime and maintain lumber production standards. Successful candidates will exhibit adaptability, initiative, a collaborative work approach, and zero-tolerance for safety risks. You should also have the ability to change shifts when given short notice (e.g. one day’s notice).

The Camden, TX facility manufactures Southern Yellow Pine Lumber used in both residential and commercial construction. The procurement of our lumber is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. These products have a long-standing reputation for being strong, reliable, and consistent, making them the preferred product on many construction sites. You can learn more about Camden's products at www.buildgp.com.

Starting Pay Rate: $19/hour

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Learn to operate machinery to expected performance levels

  • Assist crew members and work in a team environment
  • Maintain cleanliness in assigned areas
  • Maintain productivity performance standards
  • Walk daily on a catwalk at heights over 15 feet to perform duties 
  • Maintain a strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing safety equipment

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Six (6) months of previous work history

  • Meet the physical and safety requirements of the job

  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting (up to 50 lbs.), walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to twelve (12) hours a day in a noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated manufacturing plant environment

 What Will Put You Ahead

  • One (1) year experience or more in a manufacturing, industrial, farming, agriculture, landscaping, carpentry, mechanical, or construction environment
  • Experience working in the lumber or plywood industries

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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