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Woodyard Operator

Franklin, VA

The Woodyard Operator is responsible for providing operational support in the woodyard to facilitate purchase and delivery of pulpwood and logs to company facilities, including the dealing with independent wood suppliers /loggers.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Weigh/scale trucks if required for rotation or substitution
  • Maintain reports / records on computer equipment as required
  • Operate self-propelled knuckleboom loader and other wood handling equipment
  • Operate yard tractor, man-lift, and any other equipment required
  • Operate utility vehicles to perform clean-up duties
  • Conduct routine and preventive maintenance procedures on all mill processing equipment
  • Perform downtime maintenance repairs
  • Sprinkler maintenance and inspection
  • Complete maintenance and inspection reports
  • Perform clean-up and housekeeping activities
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required



  • Work safely; follow safety rules, wear all safety PPE
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must be able to operate, maintain, equipment, which may include but is not limited to the knuckleboom loader, man lift, tractor, etc.
  • Maintenance and Repair Activities: Demonstrated ability to safely and professionally perform routine maintenance and assist in mechanical repairs to said equipment
  • Proficient use of hand and power tools
  • Ability to work within a team framework
  • Interpersonal skills that enhance the "team" approach to work and problem solving
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Must have a valid driver's license



  • Must have a safe attitude and follow OSHA, company safety regulations, and any other applicable regulations.
  • Must wear and become certified to use all required personal protective equipment.
  • Examples of PPE include: Hard hat, Hearing protection/Ear plugs, Eye wear protection, Foot protection/Steel-toed boots
  • Any other equipment required to do a job safely
  • Report all injuries immediately
  • Report company and producer equipment damages
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


OTHER: Must be able to work in extremely adverse conditions with high degree of irritation from moisture, heat, cold and dust. Must be able to work flexible hours including unscheduled overtime, weekends and holidays. Must be able to work overtime. Must be willing to perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires variable amounts of time sitting per shift, up to twelve hours. Climbing may be required for maintenance and repair of equipment. Work may occasionally require physical effort in lifting items weighing up to 101-pound range. Occasionally, considerable effort is required to move a heavy part in place or lift a heavy tool (up to a 51+ pound range). Required movement may include but is not limited to carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Pushing, pulling, twisting, kneeling and bending may be required for cleanup duties. In addition to lifting and carrying, maintenance and repair, activities may require twisting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching and balancing. Walking distances of several hundred yards while carrying maintenance or service tools (51+ pound range). Perform other duties and responsibilities as required 



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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