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Freres Engineered Wood
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Job Title: Power Plant Operator Utility Trainee

Branch: Plant 5 – Power Plant

Report To: Plant Manager

Schedule: Varies (Wednesday – Sunday) – 8-hour shifts Typically 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Works most holidays

Status: Full-time

Power Plant Utility Trainee will be required operate a 936 front-end loader, skid steer and forklift according to company training standards. Once the Power Plant Utility Trainee is fully trained, he/she must be capable of operating the lift truck in all jobs functions: front end loader, skid steer, forklift, etc. (50% – 60% of time)

The Power Plant Utility Trainee also is responsible for clean up of conveyors, roofs, ground area and more (40% – 50% of time)


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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