Optimization Technologist- Industrial (Lumberton, MS)

<strong>From its Coeur d&rsquo;Alene, Idaho headquarters, the closely held, family-owned company is now one of America&rsquo;s largest lumber producers, with capacity for over one billion board feet per year and markets around the globe. The company holds high standards when it comes to product, process and company objectives. This is a healthy, growing company big enough for its national and international markets, but with hometown ethics and pride in a job well done.</strong>

Lumberton, MS

Idaho Forest Group

<p><strong>From its Coeur d&rsquo;Alene, Idaho headquarters, the closely held, family-owned company is now one of America&rsquo;s largest lumber producers, with capacity for over one billion board feet per year and markets around the globe. The company holds high standards when it comes to product, process and company objectives. This is a healthy, growing company big enough for its national and international markets, but with hometown ethics and pride in a job well done. Excellence is the goal in caring for our team members, customers, and natural resources.<br /><br />IFG is a growing company with 5 regional sawmills and a finger-joint facility located in North Idaho and an up-and-coming sawmill in Lumberton, Mississippi, that values employees and holds a reputation for high quality products.<br /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> https://ifg.com/

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Full-Time

Overview: <br /> <p><strong>A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGIST LOCATED IN LUMBERTON, MS:<br /><br /></strong><br />Maintain and monitor mill optimization process and equipment for highest production value and recovery. Monitor and maintain optimizer parameters and values.</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Set up and monitor systems PMs that include scanner calibration, sensor status, system tests, etc.</li> <li>Monitor KPIs for trends &amp; develop improvement initiatives</li> <li>Monitor and maintain mill optimizers</li> <li>Maintain and troubleshoot optimization computers and servers, networks and communications, and assist the electrical team with communications related to PLC programming interfaces.</li> <li>Compile data and other information to generate reports needed by management</li> <li>Report optimizer performance and status to mill supervisor</li> <li>Maintain parts inventory for all optimization equipment, operations computers, networks, servers, etc. and order parts as necessary</li> <li>Check grade &amp; quality at planer grade line regularly and work with QC, Mill and Planer Supervisors, Filer leads to make adjustments that achieve best quality, value and recovery</li> <li>Report maintenance problems</li> <li>Comprehend and perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations and policies</li> <li>Consistently work at acceptable production levels</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <p><strong>TECHNICAL EXPECTATIONS:<br /><br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Advanced computer skills</li> <li>Basic computer networking skills, TCP/IP, LAN, WLAN</li> <li>Basic knowledge of Electrical and PLC control systems</li> <li>Basic mechanical skills</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>EDUCATION &amp; OTHER REQUIREMENTS:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum High School Diploma or GED</li> <li>Strong communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to lead and teach others.</li> <li>Attention to detail.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:<br /><br /></strong></p> <p>Move safely, quickly, and perform duties with repetitious movement. Sit and/or stand for shift, reach with hands and arms, stoop, squat, twist, push and pull, maintain balance, bend at the waist, kneel, walk varying distances, and climb stairs.&nbsp; Must be able to tolerate all weather elements, loud conditions, vibrations, and airborne particles (sawdust).</p> <p><strong><br />PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:<br /><br /></strong></p> <p>As a condition of employment, Idaho Forest Group requires employees to complete a variety of pre-employment screening processes which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug and substance test, reference check, prior work verification, driving history (MVR), education verification, aptitude/skills testing, and credit checks. The depth of screening will vary based on the position.</p> <p><strong><br /><br />WHY JOIN IFG - IDAHO FOREST GROUP:<br /><br /></strong></p> <p><strong><em><a href="https://vizi.vizirecruiter.com/Idaho-Forest-Group-3199/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://vizi.vizirecruiter.com/Idaho-Forest-Group-3199/index.html</a><a href="https://vizi.vizirecruiter.com/Idaho-Forest-Group-3199/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><br /><br /></a></em></strong></p> <p>IFG employees are the engine that drives our company&rsquo;s culture and success. We value the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities that team members bring to the job and recognize that it is often these experiences that fuel innovation. We are committed to building a workplace where diversity of thought, life experience, and family history are welcomed.</p> <p>We recognize and highly value America&rsquo;s veterans and especially believe the talents and ingenuity acquired through military service can help our company grow and thrive.</p> <p>Idaho Forest Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, family medical history, or any other status protected by law.&nbsp;If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 208-762-6630 and/or hr@ifg.com</p>