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Job Postings / Kiln Operator - Camden, TX
« Last post by admin on July 13, 2016, 02:54:09 PM »
Kiln Operator- Camden, TX Lumber Mill

Part of our Building Products division, the Camden, TX facility manufactures Southern Yellow Pine Lumber used in both residential and commercial construction. The procurement of our lumber is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. These products have a long-standing reputation for being strong, reliable, and consistent, making them the preferred product on many construction sites. You can learn more about Camden's products at

Georgia-Pacific in Camden, TX is hiring a Kiln Operator.  In this position, you will work outside on a forklift loading and unloading large carts of lumber into our Kiln that dries out the lumber. You will also have the responsibility of keeping the area clean and free of debris. It is important that you feel comfortable on a computer as some of your time will be spent collecting, entering, and monitoring data about the kiln operations. This a great role for someone who wants to be a vital part of the production process!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • Loading and unloading lumber on a forklift
  • Performing daily quality control checks
  • Monitoring and maintaining kiln environmental and operational systems
  • Actively participating in all safety processes and programs
  • Cleaning and maintaining kiln area

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Willing and able to work any shift, on-call, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed
  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy industrial environment
  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing, and/or pulling for up to  twelve (12) hours
  • At least two (2) years of experience working within a manufacturing or industrial environment
  • Mechanical experience troubleshooting manufacturing equipment
  • Experience operating a forklift

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in lumber or wood industry
  • Experience working in the kiln

For more information or to apply Click Here

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Job Postings / Kiln Operator Trainee - Philomath, OR
« Last post by admin on July 13, 2016, 02:42:33 PM »

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.

Georgia-Pacific’s Philomath, Oregon facility is seeking a dedicated and reliable employee to fill our Forklift/Kiln Operator Trainee. Pay begins at $17.19 per hour.
Basic qualifications include:
  • Must be forklift certified to ensure kiln charges are loaded and broken down.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends and holidays when needed.
  • Must be able to adhere to plant and departmental safety and environmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to operate the Verticut and perform maintenance when kilns are not operating.
  • Work schedule is every other Thursday 6am-6pm and Fri-Sat-Sun 6am-6pm.

Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend basic English in order to cross train and fill in at a variety of job locations.
Prior experience working in a sawmill, with similar equipment or in similar industrial production jobs will be a benefit when competing for this position but is not necessary.
All candidates must be team oriented, motivated and actively participate in and promote a safe working environment. Must be capable of wearing all OSHA mandated safety equipment required for this job.

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Job Postings / Continuous Drying Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator - Millport, AL
« Last post by admin on July 13, 2016, 02:21:02 PM »
Continuous Drying Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator-01010391

The Millport, AL lumber manufacturing facility is looking for skilled Continuous Drying Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator with a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of large forklift operation and the ability to ensure quality lumber drying.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to safety, motivated to work, and works as a team member. The hourly rate of pay for this position is $18.36.
Millport is a quaint town located approximately 50 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa, AL. The Millport area is perfect for anyone who enjoys living in a personal, tight-knit community - with the advantages of close proximity to outdoor recreational activities, shopping, dining and collegiate activities.
Company paid relocation is not available for this position.   
Key Functions:
  • Operate large forklift to move pack of green lumber from the sawmill, correctly stack the lumber on kiln carts for drying, breakdown carts of dried lumber and place packs of dried lumber onto the track system to feed the lumber to the planermill.
  • Operate and maintain CDK kilns (troubleshooting, ID parts, instrument calibration, maintenance, and PMs) to ensure quality dried lumber, including cleaning of the kilns and maintaining housekeeping standards in the area.
  • Manage lumber rotation (green and dry) and follow QC guidelines (track/file control charts, audits, etc.) for drying lumber.

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience operating a large forklift.
  • Able to work safely and follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and team skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good computer skills. (Strong Excel skills)
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good decision making skills.
  • Able to conduct visual equipment inspections, perform basic preventive maintenance and assist maintenance in troubleshooting/improving equipment.
  • Must be able to do basic math, read dials, and insert data into spreadsheet.
  • Good hand/eye coordination.
  • Must be willing to work a 12-hour, rotating/variable shift.
  • Must be able and willing to work with little or no notice on any shift, including weekends, overtime, and holidays.
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, in dusty and noisy conditions, while wearing safety equipment.
  • Must be able to meet the essential job function of this position, including but not limited to: lift 2-20 pounds regularly, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, climb steps and ladders, work from height, and work in tight spaces.
  • Successful completion of assessment process, background check and post-offer pre-employment drug screen and physical
  • Resume detailing your education and work history required.

The following qualifications are preferred:
  • Previous experience drying lumber

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Job Postings / Boiler Operator - Priest River, ID
« Last post by admin on July 13, 2016, 02:07:25 PM »
Boiler Operator

Tracking Code  784

Job Description
We are seeking a Boiler Operator with a commitment to safety and who possess great problem solving skills. They will execute their role within a group that embrace innovation, continuous improvement and provides educational opportunities to continuously sharpen their professional skills.  Our boiler operators play a key role in operating and maintaining our high pressure wood fired boilers through excellent team work and focused execution.

Your accountabilities…
  • Utilize your knowledge of steam, instrumentation and controls to efficiently and safely operator our high pressure wood fired boilers
  • Change kiln charges and operate them with our controls
  • Understand environmental compliance related to operating and repair boilers
  • Perform repairs and maintenance to boilers and related equipment as needed
  • Proactively communicate with all departments to build and maintain working relationships to achieve department and plant goals.
  • Identify and suggest new approaches or best known methods to foster our continuous improvement mentality

Your qualifications…
A minimum of 1 year experience operating a high-pressure wood fired boiler

Proven experience or expertise in the following technical areas:
  • Boiler instrumentation and controls
  • Kiln operations
  • Welding and mechanical skills
  • Steam and opacity reading (preferred)
  • An understanding of environmental compliance related to boiler and kiln operation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and highly self-motivated individual
  • Ability to operate rolling stock, including forklift certification

Job Location     Priest River, Idaho, United States

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Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by Steve Morse on June 30, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
Bonedry I have and usally am running two differant products in my continuous kiln. In the past I have had 6x6 on one track and 5/4x6 on the other. What you will see is that a very slow rate on your timbers (say 1.5' per hour) but will make up time on you 5/4 From say 5' per hour to 6' or more). This is due to temp in the kiln rising. If your temp keeps getting hotter you need to adjust your speeds on your side that has demensional lumber. the temp you set your Kiln at is what you want to maintain. If it gets high or low its giving you a sign that the lumber is wet or dry. This is just a way I see whats going on with out a big surprise when the product starts exiting the Kiln. You want to make sure the fans in you main chamber are reversing every 2-4 hours. I prefer 2. This is just some things I have found with our Kiln going on 6 years old.
Training / Events / 5-day Kiln Drying Seminar - September 19-23, 2016
« Last post by UBCcawp on June 15, 2016, 09:31:24 AM »
UBC - Centre for Advanced Wood Processing will be hosting a comprehensive, hands-on workshop on drying technology.  This highly regarded workshop discusses the key processes and concepts involved in drying wood.  Beginning with wood properties and moisture movement, students will become familiar with kiln design considerations, drying schedules and kiln loading considerations.  Other topics include drying with air, drying degrade, lumber storage and handling, control systems and power plants. 
For more information, please visit our website at  or contact Jason Chiu @

UBC- Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
2900-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 822-0082

Training / Events / Kiln Drying Short Course August 8th
« Last post by admin on June 10, 2016, 11:01:06 AM »
A Kiln Drying Short Course is being offered by the Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association (GLKDA) the week of August 8th at the Wood Technology Center of Excellence at Northcentral Technical College's Antigo WI Campus.

The course is packed with valuable and practical information that will help your company increase drying quality while minimizing costs.

The flyer includes info on course topics, instructors, hotel accommodations, and registration. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact GLKDA at 715-803-1965.

Provided by
Lake States Lumber Association
P.O. Box 8724
Green Bay, WI 54302 |
General Discussion / "smoked" oak
« Last post by kilnguy on June 02, 2016, 06:28:52 AM »
Does anyone know the process or have any info on "smoked oak???  I believe it is done after it's been kiln dried in a steamer vs. fuming the oak with ammonium hydroxide.
Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by GeorgeCulp on May 24, 2016, 12:28:18 PM »
One more thing on push rates....if you are used to a batch kiln....(remember that a batch kiln is a "continuous kiln" you just have a push rate of the entire charge once every X amount of hours it takes for you to dry) 
This is for talking purposes only - if you normally dry 2" in a batch kiln in 20 hours then you would want your lumber to be in the continuous kiln for 20 hours. If your main chamber is 60' long then your push rate would be 3'/hour. You could use this as a starting point but I feel certain the amount of time your lumber would be in the continuous kiln will be less than that of a batch kiln, therefore your push rate would be higher.
Its just a place to start and no more.
Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by GeorgeCulp on May 24, 2016, 12:19:06 PM »
Henco is correct concerning the airflow. Just know that with one track of 4" and one track of 2" the 2" will get less flow than if both tracks were 2" and the 4" will get more airflow than if both tracks were 4".  How much? You would have to test all 3 sets of conditions to know that.
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