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Freres Engineered Wood
Job Description


Construct, install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial electrical systems. Coordinates work with plant mechanical maintenance crews. Troubleshoots, advises, and implements plant solutions in coordination with plant management.

Job Title
Electrician Journeyman
Plywood and Veneer Manufacturing
Report To
Electrical Supervisor
Eight to ten-hour shifts
Wage Range
$38.60 - $40.60


  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus or equipment, replaces or repairs parts, detects and replaces defective control modules, tests and makes adjustments.
  • Prepares wiring diagrams to record changes.
  • Experience with hardware and software programming a benefit.
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot various industrial electronic devices, but not limited to: variable Interface (HMI, VFD), software systems, robotics and instrumentation.
  • Develop and maintain programs for Modicon, Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC’s, HMI, and Motion Controllers.


Responsibilities are not limited to the above-mentioned and may include assisting other branches with reasonable and related tasks.


Work in extreme temperatures, dusty, and noisy conditions, work from heights, ability to work out of a man basket and in confined/restricted areas.
Shift work , five days per week, weekends, holidays and shut-downs.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Ability to frequently walk distances, climb ladders, climb up on equipment, or stand for prolonged periods of time
Exposed to airborne particles, dust, dirt and frequent high levels of noise
Ability to bend, stoop, and/or squat frequently
Exposed to outdoor weather conditions, and indoor conditions, including variations in temperature and conditions
Consistently works near, on or around mechanical parts
Frequent reaching, handling, carrying and balancing.


Educational Requirements ; High School Graduate or GED

Experience Requirements : Some Mill experience, particularly with laminated veneer lumber, plywood, etc.

License : Journeyman Manufacturing Plant (PJ) or General Journeyman
• Be able to read and understand electrical schematics
• Proven leadership skills
• Good analytical, problem-solving skills, computer and math skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiation skills
• Positive and Excellent Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
• Ability to make important decisions under pressure
• Time management skills
• Must be flexible and adaptable to changing roles and responsibilities.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage efficiently and effectively.
• Computer literacy in commonly used business software products such as spreadsheets, word processing and database management
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, plant management and customers.

Freres Engineered Wood is willing to provide training to the right candidate.


We offer a highly competitive wage, PTO, health, dental, and life insurance, Short-term Disability, Section 125, 401K, Profit-sharing and Holiday Pay.


Freres Engineered Wood Products, formerly Freres Lumber Co., Inc. was established in 1922 in the Santiam Canyon of Oregon. We are a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturing business headquartered in Lyons, Oregon. Now in its third generation, family management continues to build on the success of past generations.

We operate six processing plants, including a small log veneer plant, large log veneer plant, veneer drying facility, plywood plant, mass ply plant and stud mill in addition to having our own fleet of trucks and a cogeneration facility. We are dedicated to reinvesting in our modern manufacturing facilities, providing high-quality wood products, and providing family wage jobs within our communities. We specialize in creating the highest quality wood products, from raw log to finished products, including: hog fuel, bark fines, chips, shavings, specialty veneer, grade lumber, high-quality sheathing grade plywood, MPP and even electricity.

Our passion for continuous improvement aligned with our innovative approach to manufacturing has led us to develop and become the sole producer of a unique, patented wood product, the Mass Ply Panel. If you have growth mindset and a continuous-improvement attitude, you’re probably a great fit for our team!


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