Mechanical Technician


Bennettsville, SC

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!


Mechancial Technician - Bennettsville, SC




Safely and efficiently respond to all maintenance issues and upset conditions and strive to increase overall mill reliability.



  • Respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner, working closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues.
  • Maintain Maintenance Log book ensuring it is current at the end of each shift.
  • Take ownership of assigned Area and show support for the Area Management initiative within the mill. This includes knowing the downtime, quality and safety issues in your Area and work to resolve them.
  • Assist in developing PMs for your area.
  • Daily interaction with Area Operators and PIC’s to know and address their issues.
  • Communicate maintenance issues to Operators, PIC’s, Planners, and peers in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Interface with Area Planner to coordinate down day & daily work schedules.
  • Work with other crafts & operators to increase uptime reliability. Assist other crafts during breakdowns.
  • Check the ‘Action Log’ daily and work with the Area Planner to get items in your Area resolved.
  • Investigate the root cause of equipment failure and make recommendations for long term fix.
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PdM activities as assigned.
  • Seek to continually improve skill-set (with vendor training, web based training, seminars, etc).
  • Attend and participate in maintenance crew meetings and other group functional meetings and training.
  • Support the Asset Reliability Process (ARP) as it is rolled out. This includes Area Management, Planning & Scheduling, Daily Schedules, etc.
  • Support the crew to maintain activities for meeting, training, and on-shift vacation coverage. 
  • Wear radio and respond to issues in your area when needed. Let operations and peers know about changes made while on shift.




  • Two-year Degree in Mechanical studies.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 5 years industrial mechanical skills experience (bearings, hydraulics, pumps, gearboxes).
  • Industrial welding and fabrication experience
  • Industrial mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Working computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred.
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of SAP (not required)
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to work extended hours and rotating shift as required.
  • Ability to work at heights, in hot, noisy & dirty environments required.
  • Ability to lift 50 Ibs required.
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated is required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook preferred.

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina