Planer Setter/Operator

Planer Setter/Operator

Skilled Planer setter will handle the coordination of maintenance and correct operation of the planer to allow the planer to reliably produce quality lumber that will be packaged for finished goods and do so in a safe manner. A successful Planer setter will be customer focused, be mechanically inclined, and be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with all involved team members.


  • Coordinating and performing routine precision maintenance on the planer
  • Setting planer to correct target sizes and adjust as necessary
  • Ensuring planer quality
  • Leadership of planermill operations
  • Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, operational, and/or quality issues from the planer
  • Taking a lead role in safety
  • Documenting preventative maintenance processes about the planer
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Ability to travel when required

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to accurately follow instructions
  • Analytical thinking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer knowledge is preferred
  • Basic mathematic skills
  • Ability to use measurement and alignment tools
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude
  • Understanding of electronics is a plus
  • Ability to safely perform work tasks involving sharp equipment
  • Lumber Grading qualifications is preferred
  • Forklift driving abilities is preferred

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent, or 3 years of applicable technical experience
  • Technical certificate or Associates degree is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing and mechanical processes is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a fast pace industrial environmental
  • Must be able to work in both hot and cold temperatures
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Must be able to work safely at heights
  • Suitable agility and stamina to permit negotiation of stairs, elevated work platforms, ladders and walking on uneven terrain

Mission Forest Products strives to be a great business partner, employer and member of the Corinth, Mississippi community. Located in an area primed to meet increasing lumber demand from residential and commercial growth sectors in the U.S. South and Midwest, and in one of the most abundant timber markets in the nation. Mission Forest Products will leverage its access to major road, rail and river haul routes to become a strategic provider of high-performance, dimensional lumber to retailers, co-ops, treaters, contractor yards and other customers. We are a highly professional organization led and run by industry veterans who have ambitious expectations for the company’s performance. We believe this mindset will establish Mission Forest Products as a consistently reliable and responsible lumber supplier and corporate citizen.