Plywood Associate

Employees may be trained to work in one or all the following titles : Dryer Feeder, Dryer Grader, or LUL Patcher. Utility P3 is an entry level position and on-the-job training is provided

Job Title
Plywood Associate
Plywood Manufacturing
Report To
Shift Supervisor
24/7 operation must be available for all shifts
Wage Range
May 11, 2020

Essential Functions

Dryer Feeder : keeping dryers full of veneer at maximum capacity, positioning veneer into the feeding station using automatic and manual transfers, removing objects from veneer prior to feeding, preventing and removing plug-ups

Dryer Grader : grading and pulling veneer from drying table, stacking veneer in carts in an even manner concentrating on the quality of the stack. Stacks must be tight, neat and against the backboard to facilitate transport and later use on the plywood layup line

LUL Patcher : patching holes within specifications of the product being made, removing overlapped veneer, assuring the patches are the same thickness as the core, marking defects that cannot be fixed

Physical Demands

Must be able to stand continuously, twist and turn, withstand constant repetitive motion of the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers.

Working shift work and weekends, working six days per week


Educational Requirements : NA

Experience Requirements : NA


In addition to competitive pay for our jobs, we provide our full-time employees many other forms of compensation and benefits of employment such as: medical, dental, life and disability insurances, a Section 125 (flexible spending account) plan, periodic bonuses based on profits, vacations, holidays, profit sharing and 401(k) benefits

Our Company

Freres Lumber Co., Inc. was established in 1922 in Lyons, Oregon as a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturing business. Three generations of family management have led the Company’s veneer and plywood manufacturing facilities to excel in the Santiam Canyon and we are committed to operating for another 100+ years.

We operate six processing plants, including a small log veneer plant, large log veneer plant, veneer drying facility, plywood plant and 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 and even electricity.

Our passion for continuous improvement aligned with our innovative approach to manufacturing has led us to become the sole producer and developer of a unique, patent-pending wood product, the Mass Plywood Panel. If you have growth mindset and thrive under pressure, you’re probably a great fit for our team!

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