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Reliability Engineer

West Fraser
Huttig, AR

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The Reliability Engineer is an integral part of our maintenance team focused on predictive and preventive measures for the mill.

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

What you will do:

  • Consult managers, area coordinators, engineers, and other stakeholders to define the scope and objective of data projects
  • Translate concepts and ideas into clearly defined quantitative models and process optimization objectives that capture both business and user requirements
  • Work with IT, engineers, and applications developers to explore, clean, and manipulate data to prepare data sets for machine learning / statistical modeling
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of data models, including the use of multivariate techniques
  • Communicate results of data-driven modeling projects both in terms of development status and ongoing operational findings and actions
  • Provide input on user interfaces for models that are easily accessible to users from varying backgrounds (plant operators, engineers, IT professionals, etc.)
  • Establish processes that allow others to successfully adopt and maintain model applications with minimal oversight, and act as a liaison between data applications development and operational departments as well as the executive
  • Diagnose existing models in MPC controllers in the plant and provide decision support for MPC implementation and instrumentation
  • Act as an in-house strategic translator by providing independent verification and thoughtful critique of third party data analysis and data products

Qualifications you should have:

  • 1-5 years minimum experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be self-driven and motivated to learn new data science skills with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to adapt in order to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in working with applications developers, IT, and other technical domains
  • Experience in communicating and presenting data and technical concepts to audiences with varying backgrounds
  • Degree in math/statistics or engineering

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Our highly competitive compensation package includes:

  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • On-the-job training
  • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k with company match plus an additional retirement contribution
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays


If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser:

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and energy with over 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB).
We are a growing company, believe strongly in promoting from within, and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug-Free Workplace

Travel Required

Yes. <10% expected travel. Must be able to travel via car and air when required.

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