Lathe Technician

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. Georgia-Pacific is an independently managed and operated company of Koch Industries, Inc., a private company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

Georgia Pacific's Plywood plant located in Emporia, VA ia seeking qualified candidates for Lathe Technician. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of our lathe.

Job Description and Essential Functions of the Job include but not limited to:
  • Performing on site diagnosis, analysis and resolution of problems for various end users;
  • Install, configure, test, maintain monitor, troubleshoot end user system
  • Recommend and implement corrective software/hardware solutions;
  • Construct, test and install customized configurations on various operating systems and platforms;
  • Repair and/or replace defective equipment or parts using hand tools or equipment;
  • Complete and/or prepare documentation on instances of hardware repair, installation, failure and/or removal;
  • Evaluate and recommend hardware/software products for purchase and installation
  • Overall responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of the new lathe, stacker, and any other associated equipment
Basic Requirements:Successful candidates must:
  • Must be self-motivated, self-driven, action oriented and operates with a sense of urgency
  • Possess a willingness to learn, ability to adapt quickly to change, good multi-tasking skills
  • Possess basic electrical and mechanical skills
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Must be willing to embrace the 5S concepts (good housekeeping is a must)
  • Ability to embrace the team concept - must work well with others; share the same vision
  • Demonstrate operator ownership - hold yourself and others accountable
  • Willingness to share knowledge
  • Ability to diagnose problems, exercise critical thinking skills to trouble-shoot an issue
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work any shift and overtime
  • Will be required to rotate assignments from the lathe, stacker and other associated equipment
  • A two year commitment required agree that you will not bid out of the lathe team for two years. This agreement does not constitute an employment contract
  • Prior experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment required
  • High School diploma or GED Required
Preferred Skills:
  • MP2 experience
  • Advanced Maintenance experience
  • PLC experience
Application Process:
  • Complete on line application/resume
  • Must complete panel interviews
Rate of Pay and Work Schedule:
Entry level - $23. 35 per hour
Level II ( based on experience ) - $24. 94 per hour
Level III ( based on experience)- $26. 52 per hour
Note: Rotating 12 hour shift schedule(daily overtime after 12 hours or 40 hours weekly). Overtime will be required as necessary.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and background check.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www. kochcareers. com/doc/Everify. pdf

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