Bulldog Beacon | Living and Working in Jefferson

d0261fe0e83a624aa1beb3f3f6d176b9By Caleb Shepard
JHS Photo Editor

JEFFERSON – There are many Jefferson High School graduates who have started a successful career here in Jefferson. One of the many successful alumnis to do so is Fred Williams. Fred Williams has been a crane operator at Norbord plant for 21 years.

The Bulldog Beacon was given the opportunity to sit down and ask a couple questions of Mr. Williams. When asked, “What motivated you to consider working for Norbord?” Williams responded, “Starting my career at Norbord I thought it would be fun to operate the heavy equipment. As time went on it became more of a passion.”

Working at Norbord requires many skills and techniques. Wiliams was asked, “What skill set did your position require when you applied?” Williams responded, “It required a high school diploma, willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating schedule which included nights, weekends and holidays and willingness and ability to cross-train to learn new jobs and skills.”
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Williams also goes on to say that one of the many privileges he has is the ability to meet and greet almost every person that comes to the plant.

When asked, “What is one of the many valuable benefits Norbord has to offer?” Williams responded, “Our safety program. Safety is the key for all Norbord employees. Safety slogans which are created by the employees are posted on banners all throughout the plant showing how serious everyone takes being safe.”

Williams encourages everyone to consider Norbord as one of their occupation choices.

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