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Experienced Kiln Operator - Gaston, OR
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:57:58 PM »
Experienced Kiln Operator - Gaston, OR

Stimson Lumber Company is seeking an experienced Kiln Operator with a commitment to safety and great problem solving skills. You will execute your role within a group that embrace innovation and continuous improvement.

This position works Monday through Friday, 9pm to 5:30am

Your accountabilities…
  • Utilize your knowledge of steam, instrumentation and controls to efficiently and safely operate our high pressure wood fired boilers.
  • Load and 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 understand implications associated with boiler operations and 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
  • Maintain adequate moisture content throughout each charge to maximize quality.
  • Check with Planer personnel daily to ensure moisture content is consistent.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing and other minor maintenance functions
  • Proactively communicate across departments
  • Able to fill in for other positions (where qualified) when needed

Your qualifications…
  • A minimum of 6-months experience operating a high-pressure wood fired boiler (preferred)
  • Boiler instrumentation and controls (preferred)
  • Kiln operations
  • Mechanical skills and some welding skills.
  • Steam and opacity reading (preferred)
  • An understanding of environmental compliance related to boiler and kiln operation. (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player and highly self-motivated individual.
  • Ability to adapt to, and work in, continuously changing environments and situations.
  • Ability to operate rolling stock, including:
            936 and 966 Cat loader (preferred)
            All sizes of forklifts
  • Mechanically inclined with an interest to further develop technical skills
  • Willing to work outside where you may be exposed to weather elements (rain, snow, wind) in the course of normal duties.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use or learn multiple different software applications.
  • Ability to understand and analyze operational data in order to improve our operation.

Benefits:  We are hiring people who are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment.
  • Competitive Pay
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Health / Dental / Vision
  • Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical related leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Safe work environment and safety training
  • Tuition Reimbursement / Apprenticeships / Training
  • Paid Time off & Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Program
  • Access to company owned land for recreation

For more details about employee benefits and Stimson values:

As an equal employment opportunity company, we value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

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