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Dry Kiln Control / Re: New float style wet bulbs
« Last post by Clarkstonkilnguy on June 26, 2019, 06:20:05 AM »
WE also just installed these new style WB stations.  I have noticed that without the covers they do collect alot of loose debris. 
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Dry Kiln Control / Adding moisture to Older logs
« Last post by Clarkstonkilnguy on June 26, 2019, 06:17:30 AM »
We have been having an issue with older logs pruducing lumber that peaks on the TCS system at 27% moisture.  Would there be a way to run a conditioning at the beginning of a run to relax the cells of the wood, and allow it to release some of the moisture at the core?
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General Discussion / Re: EMC Mistifyer
« Last post by Dean on May 14, 2019, 04:50:35 AM »
Yes, I dry a lot of hard maple and try to keep it as white as possible. I try to keep the temp low but during  conditioning the temp rises higher than I want. Maybe someone will chime in soon.
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General Discussion / Re: EMC Mistifyer
« Last post by MichaelM on May 14, 2019, 04:20:43 AM »
Dean,

I have no experience with the Mistifyer.  I built a spray system for the 2500 bf OSU dry kiln and it worked great for conditioning.  The kiln could reach narrow wet-bulb depressions, even with dry lumber in the kiln.

I have heard that water sprays work well, but need regular maintenance.  They are more common in the hardwood industry where conditioning is vital to the product.

Mike
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General Discussion / EMC Mistifyer
« Last post by Dean on May 13, 2019, 08:28:04 AM »
Anybody use  a EMC Mistifyer ( cold water spray ) instead of a steam line to regulate the EMC in your kilns?
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Job Postings / G2 Boiler Operator I
« Last post by admin on May 09, 2019, 09:20:18 AM »
Description

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 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
            Mechanical skills and some welding 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 adapt to, and work in, continuously changing environments and situations.
  • Ability to operate rolling stock, including:
            936 and 966 Cat loader
            All sizes of forklifts
            Bobcat
  • Mechanically inclined with an interest to further develop technical skills
  • Flexible as the schedule can vary from day-to-day, including weekends and off-shifts, and may include overtime
  • 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.

Who is Stimson Lumber:
    Stimson Lumber has been a recognized leader in the forest products and natural resources industry with our commitment to quality, customer service and continuous improvement mentality for decades. With over 600 employees and several locations across Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  We are progressive, forward thinking culture with a focus on developing our people.  Our employees are given the tools and opportunities to maximize their talent and achieve professional and personal goals.

Why work here:
    We are hiring people that are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment.  We reward our employees through outstanding compensation, benefits and a great place to work!

Benefits Summary:
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Options
  • 401(k) with a 6% company match- vested IMMEDIATELY!
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time off & 9 Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program with reward incentives
  • Employee Referral program; earn a $500-$1000 bonus for a successful referral
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Apprenticeships, Career Development
  • Access to company owned land for recreation, including special tag draws
  • And much more!

For more information or to apply click here

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 / G3 Planer Set-up Swing Shift - Plummer, ID
« Last post by admin on May 09, 2019, 09:10:17 AM »
This is a Swing Shift position - 2pm -12:30am Monday - Thursday


Description

Your Accountabilities:

  • Lead by example and hold employees accountable to follow safety policies and procedures. Identify hazards and communicate to employees and others. Work with supervisor to prioritize, plan and schedule completion of all items identified in quarterly safety audits in area.
  • Management of quality reports. Monitor manufacturing quality to ensure proper cutting practices. Monitor and understand the cause and effect of manufacturing defects from planer and sawmill. Monitor quality of product and make necessary adjustments immediately.
  • Possess thorough written and verbal communication skills, communicating effectively with feeder, graders, boiler/kilns and supervisors. Communicate clearly with maintenance concerning PM and project schedules, and with upstream and downstream customers on safety and quality concerns.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement by working through the process of benchmarking, goal setting, cause and effect/troubleshooting with employee involvement, including evaluation of the progress, process completion, and follow-up. Be involved in continuous improvement projects.

Your qualifications…
  • Possess mechanical aptitude, experience, and knowledge
  • Experience with Planer set up and alignment
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Possess experience and knowledge working with SapStain/Spraybox application.
  • Maintain an organized and clean working environment.

Who are we…
Stimson Lumber is a leader in the forest products and natural resources industry with over 600 employees and several locations across Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  We are progressive, forward thinking culture with a focus on developing our people.  Our employees are given the tools and opportunities to maximize their talent and achieve professional and personal goals.

We have been a recognized leader in our industry with our commitment to quality, customer service and continuous improvement mentality for decades.

Why work here for Stimson Lumber:
We are hiring people that are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment.  We reward our employees through outstanding compensation, benefits and a great place to work!

Benefits Summary:
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Options
  • 401(k) with a 6% company match- vested IMMEDIATELY!
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time off & 9 Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program with reward incentives
  • Employee Referral program; earn a $500-$1000 bonus for a successful referral
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Apprenticeships, Career Development
  • Access to company owned land for recreation, including special tag draws
  • And much more!

For more information or to apply click here

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 Side Superintendent--Dodson, LA
« Last post by admin on May 08, 2019, 02:29:08 PM »
Dry Side Superintendent-01013759

Description
The Dry Side Superintendent is a full-time, salaried position reporting directly to the unit manager. This position is responsible for the safe coordination and oversight of the daily activities in the planer, kilns and shipping departments, which includes interfacing with the green-side department at the Dodson Lumber facility in Dodson, LA. The position is a key member of the Dodson leadership team. The successful candidate will be a safety role model with excellent team skills and a proven ability to lead and develop people.

Key Functions
The job includes, but not limited to the following duties:
  • Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, planning, scheduling and general supervision of work, evaluating job performance.
  • Provides regular feedback and coaching for development of shift supervisors, as well as hourly production associates.
  • Coordinates the departmental safety processes and education to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Improves and maintains department performance according to set objectives and established goals for safety, quality, waste reduction, housekeeping and process reliability.
  • Provides leadership for process improvement, regular team and safety meetings; facilitates proactive problem-solving.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely production reporting

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Five or more years of Lumber manufacturing experience in a leadership position.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise performance by building and maintaining positive relationships with all associates through coaching, development and instilling a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in a complex and fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading a team to achieve breakthrough results.
  • Ability to generate commitment and motivate employees toward a common goal.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong work ethic, good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Office, other windows based programs and internet skills
  • Must be able to accept and respond to after hour's calls, work weekends/holidays as needed.
  • Working knowledge of business and financial concepts.
  • Demonstrated results in achieving and sustaining business goals.
  • Good understanding of business, financial and labor relations concepts.
  • Able and willing to perform the essential job requirements such as working at heights, climbing stairs, working in extreme heat or cold, or working in confined/restricted spaces.
  • Resume detailing education and work history required for consideration.

Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Business or related field.

About Wood Products
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

For more information or to apply and type job number 01013759

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

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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Training / Events / Kiln Drying for the Flooring Professional
« Last post by admin on April 30, 2019, 11:00:01 AM »
This class is rare. It has formulated especially for the hardwood flooring professional.
Only the Guild has ever offered or arranged for Wood Flooring Professionals to attend kiln drying classes. Only the Guild has arranged for a Wood Grading Class, which is coming again, SOON. Soon to be announced!


When: August 5 & 6, 2019
Where: Roanoke, Va.
Instructors: Dr. Hindman and Dr. Bond, Va. Technical University
Tuition: $475.00
Class size: 25 students
For more information, Click Here
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Training / Events / West Coast Dry Kiln Association Spring Meeting
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 01:58:55 PM »
The 2019 Spring Meeting is tentatively set for Saturday, May 4, in Eugene, Oregon.

The tech session will start at 9:00am at Hole-In-The-Wall BBQ, 3200 W. 11th Street.

Jeff Neil of Heather Oak Wood Products will make a presentation about kiln sticks, Steve Carroll of Watercare will discuss condensate drip legs, and the folks at American Wood Dryers will describe their recent construction of kilns at Seneca Sawmill.

Heather Oak Wood Products is going to host a delicious BBQ lunch, and we'll follow that with a tour of the Seneca kilns!  This tour has been highly anticipated and should not be missed.

Please check the website for updates as they become available.

Email Addresses Wanted!

We would like to transition to communicating by email for as much of the membership as possible. The 2019 dues notices have been emailed to those members for whom we have email addresses.  All other members were sent dues notices by regular mail.  Please include your email address with your response!

For more information click here









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