Log Yard Utility


Grayling, MI

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!




  • Experience running equipment required (Example: truck unloaders, bucket loaders, skid steer, front end loaders, tractors, grapple skidders, etc.)
  • Prior experience using HMI technology is beneficial and a preferred skill.
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • A high school diploma or GED is required 
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Strong computer skills are desired.  Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel are an asset.  
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Post offer you must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and physical capability assessment. 

General Responsibilities for all employees

  • Employees are expected to put safety first.  This means watching out for your safety and those around you.  Wearing appropriate PPE and following all safety procedures and policies. 
  • Ensure Arauco exercises responsibility for environmental stewardship in all areas of our business.  
  • Work to become a capable team member.  Capable is defined as the ability to handle routine daily operational tasks. 
  • Communicate with team members about production line activities, any upset conditions experienced, and follow up on the resolution.
  • Respond to upset conditions and work closely with all team members to address problems. 
  • Actively participate in any problem-solving meetings and contribute to improving processes.  
  • Properly complete product changes and productively operate the equipment.
  • Complete paperwork and electronic entries, as necessary. 
  • Expected to work toward a competent operating level whereby the operator has a more intimate understanding of the equipment to troubleshoot and problem-solve more complex issues. 

Pay and Benefits
Competitive wages starting at $18.98
Benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance (two plans to choose from)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Gain sharing/profit sharing
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid vacation and holidays

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: Northern Michigan