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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 www.cawp.ubc.ca/events  or contact Jason Chiu @ jason.chiu@ubc.ca

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

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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
lsla@lsla.com | www.lsla.com
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Job Postings / Kiln/Boiler Operator, Moyie Springs, ID
« Last post by admin on June 08, 2016, 10:06:56 AM »
KILN/BOILER OPERATOR

To operate/maintain a wood fueled boiler and to produce lumber with specified moisture content by kiln drying while meeting our high product quality standards.  To maintain lumber flow from the sawmill out feed through the kilns.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Operates boiler maintaining required pressure and steam flow.
    Removes ash from boiler and cleans equipment.
    Maintains daily log of maintenance and occurrences.
    Determines drying cycle and schedule, considering factors such as species, dimensions and quantity of lumber to be dried
    Pushes lumber to be dried into kilns
    To activate, control and record temperature, humidity and ventilation of dry kilns
    Operates steam control for drying process, pulls lumber out of kiln when dried to specific moisture standard
    To measure moisture content of lumber at end of drying cycle
    Performs all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

•             High school diploma or equivalent
•             Valid Driver's License
•             Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb stairs, repetitive bending, kneeling, stretching, pushing and pulling, continuous walking and/or standing
•             Ability to adjust work schedule (actual hours to be discussed), perform shift work, work overtime and holidays as needed.
•             Boiler or Kiln Experience and/or a boiler license is a plus

For more information or to apply click here

Total Rewards

We understand the value of our team members and how each and every one plays such a vital role in the day to day success of Idaho Forest Group.  Idaho Forest Group looks for driven people with strong work ethics, morals and values.  When we find them, we want to keep them.  Therefore, we offer competitive total rewards compensation.

Idaho Forest Group has a wide range of benefits including Health Care coverage, Flexible Spending accounts, Annual Incentive Plan, Wellness programs, Life and Disability protection, 401(k) benefits, PTO, Holiday pay, Family and Self Care Leave, Scholarships, and more.  We value a good balance between career and personal life and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, family medical history, protected veterans status, or any other status protected by law.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in our hiring process, please contact the respective HR personnel.

NOTE: Job postings on Kilndrying.org are provided as a free service. We do our best to keep all postings current. However, if you discover a job listed on our forum is no longer available, please send us a message to that effect and we will remove from the board. Thank you.
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Job Postings / Dry End Supervisor - Lewiston, ID
« Last post by admin on June 08, 2016, 10:03:28 AM »
DRY END SUPERVISOR

Manage Planer, Dry Kilns, Boiler, and Shipping
• Supervise daily safety, quality, production
• Proactive leadership that fosters teamwork and enhances IFG culture and standards
• Train, coach, evaluate performance and counsel team members
• Ability to evaluate and calculate ROI opportunities for departmental improvement
• Work closely with other supervisors to identify repair needs, improvement opportunities, and viable solutions to operational challenges
• Work closely with sales to track production tallies and sales needs
• Conduct uptime analysis for continuous improvement
• Maintain clean department and plant site

Minimum Qualifications
• Proven leadership and ability to coach a diverse workforce
• Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required for production analysis and projections.
• Strong communication skills
• Strong planning, organizational, problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications
• 2 years supervisory experience in manufacturing
• Proven leadership skills and ability to coach, train and evaluate personnel.
• Previous experience in a planer mill preferred
• Working knowledge of lumber grading rules and standards
• Experience with Lean manufacturing principals
• Experience developing and implementation of key process indicators

For more information or to apply click here

Total Rewards

We understand the value of our team members and how each and every one plays such a vital role in the day to day success of Idaho Forest Group.  Idaho Forest Group looks for driven people with strong work ethics, morals and values.  When we find them, we want to keep them.  Therefore, we offer competitive total rewards compensation.

Idaho Forest Group has a wide range of benefits including Health Care coverage, Flexible Spending accounts, Annual Incentive Plan, Wellness programs, Life and Disability protection, 401(k) benefits, Vacation pay, Holiday pay, Family and Self Care Leave, Scholarships, and more.  We value a good balance between career and personal life and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in our hiring process, please contact the respective HR personnel.

NOTE: Job postings on Kilndrying.org are provided as a free service. We do our best to keep all postings current. However, if you discover a job listed on our forum is no longer available, please send us a message to that effect and we will remove from the board. Thank you.
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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.
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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.
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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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Training / Events / NHLA HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADING WORKSHOP
« Last post by admin on May 13, 2016, 02:02:30 PM »
Sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
June 14 – 16, 2016
NC State University
Raleigh, NC

The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This three-day workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the NHLA Rules Book, emphasizing the basics of hardwood lumber inspection.  This popular workshop gives yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, as well as management level personnel an introduction to lumber inspection. This course is designed as an introduction and a refresher course of the NHLA Rules. The course will cover the fundamental of hardwood lumber inspection and will give the attendees the opportunity for hands-on application of the rules.

For more information:   go.ncsu.edu/hardwood-lumber-grading
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Job Postings / Boiler Utility - Pineland, TX
« Last post by admin on May 12, 2016, 02:42:54 PM »
Boiler Utility- Pineland, TX
 
Georgia-Pacific in Pineland, TX is hiring a Boiler Utility employee in the Lumber Mill. If you are interested in learning to operate machinery and enjoy working in a team setting, we want to hear from you!
 
To learn more about this and our Building Products division, visit this link and enter Job Number 041726

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • Sweeping and cleaning up saw dust to ensure a clean and safe work environment
  • Learning multiple operator functions within the boiler/kiln department to provide relief for breaks and vacation
  • Performing basic asset care duties on all mechanical equipment to assist in making Southern Yellow Pine Lumber

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing safety equipment
  • Willing and able to work twelve (12) hour rotating shifts that include weekends and holidays
  • 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 at least eight 8 hours a day


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in a military, manufacturing, industrial, construction, or warehouse environment
  • Experience using a computer for record-keeping and documentation functions

Why Work For GP?
  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

NOTE: Job postings on Kilndrying.org are provided as a free service. We do our best to keep all postings current. However, if you discover a job listed on our forum is no longer available, please send us a message to that effect and we will remove from the board. Thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: Lumber twists in the kiln
« Last post by Joe on May 07, 2016, 04:36:52 AM »
Good suggestions. I tried banding the stacks, but they just got loose after about 15 days. I'll try some of the other thing with the next batch.
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