Weyerhaeuser Reliability Specialist in Columbia Falls, Montana

Weyerhaeuser is seeking a Machine Monitoring Technician for our Montana operations. This is a full-time hourly position reporting to the MT Engineering Manager. This position will provide primary support to the three wood product facilities (MDF, Plywood and Lumber).

We are seeking an individual who is committed to safety, has a positive attitude, excellent work ethic, and a desire to work for the Montana wood product manufacturing facilities. The qualified candidate would have comprehensive knowledge of vibration analysis, alignment, balancing, non-destructive testing, data assessment, and bearings. This position will help to develop reliability and operational excellence to ensure continuous process improvement, including training individuals on the basics of their skills sets to further develop reliability centered maintenance at each facility.

At Weyerhaeuser, we offer positions with on-the-job training, continued growth potential and a career limited only by you. We continually strive to develop and promote talent from within while offering stable employment with excellent pay and benefits. Our manufacturing facilities are highly automated and utilize many leading-edge technologies in the wood products industry.

Key Functions:

  • Support MT Wood Products by consistently improving reliability to meet operational excellence and reliability goals through proven maintenance practices, new technology and innovative thinking.

  • Work with a team of electricians and millwrights to troubleshoot and repair complex problems, deliver preventative and routine maintenance on plant equipment, create innovative solutions to complex issues, and work on capital projects.

  • Use vibration analysis techniques (non-route analysis; building test points and routes; data collection/analysis) and maintain vibration databases.

  • Use alignment techniques (conventional and laser) during equipment setup and troubleshooting.

  • Test equipment through various testing protocol such as resonance testing, magnetic particle and dye penetrant NDT; ultrasonic testing; air flow and particle testing.

  • Provide each facility with field balancing including use of dynamic balancing techniques.

  • Use knowledge of bearings and gears to provide root cause analysis of failures, designation, application and proper installation.

  • Train and develop others in vibration analysis, alignment, balancing, non-destructive testing, data assessment, and bearings.

  • Participate in housekeeping safety initiatives, to include exhibiting safe work practices and helping others work safely.

  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


    Associate’s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Industrial Maintenance or High School Diploma/GED with a minimum 5 years of experience in machine monitoring is required.


    Minimum of 3 years of experience using DMS or similar vibration software.

    Minimum of 3 years of experience in vibration, bearings and gear analysis.

    Minimum of 3 years of experience in alignment and balancing.

    Experience with ultrasound and thermography preferred.

    Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical operations (pumps, fans, flows, etc.) and use of technical math skills preferred.

    Experience reading and interpreting blue prints and schematics preferred.

About Wood Products

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

  • We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *

/ Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. /

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Reliability Specialist

Location: MT-Columbia Falls

Requisition ID: 01012333