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Stacking/Sorting Wood / Re: Tools for fixing stickers in loads
« Last post by RBeeson on August 16, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
Good question
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Job Postings / Kiln Tender Relief Operator -- Darrington, WA
« Last post by admin on August 11, 2017, 09:28:42 AM »
Kiln Tender Relief Operator

Job Description:
To work safely and maintain a safe work environment for yourself and others. Use PIT to build charges and remove kiln charges at proper times. Check lumber in kilns for moisture content and pull charges at appropriate times to maximize production and quality. Monitor computer driven controls of dry kilns and make appropriate changes as needed. Trouble shoots kiln/drying problems; perform light maintenance work and preventative maintenance work as needed. The person in this position must be able to plan ahead and schedule projects for efficient use of their time. This position requires someone who is flexible in their hours due to varying kiln schedules.

Experience/Skills Required:
Experienced PIT operator or be trained by an experienced operator and hold current Hampton PIT authorization. Experience with computer controls strongly recommended. Experience with kilns and drying wood strongly recommended.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Good manual dexterity
2. Good hand/eye coordination
3. Good communication skills through written, speech, & hearing
4. Capable of walking around catwalks, conveyors, and uneven surfaces
5. Capable of using power saw, peaveys, pickaroon, pike pole, and other hand tools in a safe manner

Hours:                      Relief - Swing
Compensation:      $21.82

For more information or to apply click here

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Job Postings / Boiler Operator I / Boiler Operator Trainee -- Gaston, OR
« Last post by admin on August 11, 2017, 09:19:32 AM »
Boiler Operator I / Boiler Operator Trainee

In this critical role, we are seeking a Boiler Operator I or Boiler Operator Trainee with a “hands-on” approach. This person needs to be team-oriented, results driven and must possess great problem solving skills. Operates boilers and / or kilns in an efficient and safe manner, responsibilities may include reading instruments and gauges to identify problems.  Maintains appropriate records and documentation (environmental, outputs, maintenance, and tolerances). Oversees and maintains boiler equipment – including monitoring operations and mixing needed chemicals to generate steam for dry kilns. Equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing and other maintenance functions.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS DEMONSTRATED: Possesses an understanding of boiler operation and maintenance and can communicate across departments about boiler operations and associated impacts of boiler and/or kiln operations. Basic understanding of environmental regulations associated with kilns (if applicable), boilers, steam and air/fuel mixtures for boilers. Basic understanding of production flow and role boiler/kilns plays in overall plant/complex operations.

JOB COMPLEXITY: Performs daily responsibilities, including maintenance and operations of boilers but follows directions of boiler lead or boiler supervisor. Rotate shifts with other operators. May be training to operate the Powerhouse .

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Boiler Operator I; Minimum of 1 year operating boilers and or Kilns. Experience operating rolling stock equipment (Forklifts/Front end loaders).

For more info or to apply click here


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Job Postings / Boiler / Kiln Supervisor -- Plummer, ID
« Last post by admin on August 11, 2017, 09:14:42 AM »
Boiler / Kiln Supervisor -- Plummer, ID

This position supports the swing shift and/ or weekends. The Supervisor is team-oriented and possesses strong communication skills.  Our supervisors provide leadership and tools that encourage their teams to grow into and beyond their positions. This supervisor is a leader in demonstrating safety in all areas. This position oversees the operations of the boilers and / or kilns while providing pro-active maintenance of the boiler equipment.

Your accountabilities…
  • Provide overall direction and maintenance planning of boiler and boiler-related equipment which includes:
    inspections, reports, materials, specification preparation, fabrications, drawings, procedures, cost control, availability improvements, operational improvements, audits and evaluations
  • Drive proactive safety behavior, leading by example and holding employees accountable for unsafe practices. Actively engage in safety meetings to continually communicate comprehensive safety practices that target and identify potential hazards.
  • Serve as a catalyst of continuous improvement by challenging quality, safety and production through project justification and goal setting.
  • Actively lead crew meetings to improve teamwork and group alignment and set quality and safety expectations. Effectively and efficiently manage teams through overtime and shift scheduling.
  • Innovatively approaching problems through team engagement to determine effective solutions.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and alignment of mill operations both vertically and horizontally to set job, safety, and quality expectations.
  • Effectively manage employee and team performance to create an environment in which employees are valued. Hold direct reports accountable to expectations and goals through coaching, and written feedback, including annual and midyear job evaluations. Provide a regular presence on the manufacturing floor, working with your teams.
  • Ensure continuity of production goals and execution between departments and shifts.   
  • Develop effective and positive working relationships within the plant, as well as other functional areas within the business.
  • Communicate consistently and effectively to ensure continuity of production goals and execution between departments and shifts.

Your qualifications…
  • Minimum of five years in a supervisory role of a 24/7 facility, with strong safety and CI experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with boiler equipment.
  • Quick thinker with the ability to adapt to new situations and proficient at absorbing and comprehending new information.
  • Demonstrated record of successful safety performance.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Electrical power generation experience desired
  • Wood drying experience desired
  • Background in maintenance planning desired.

For more information or to apply click Here

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Job Postings / Production Supervisor- Dry End -- Fayette, AL
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »
Production Supervisor- Dry End  -- Fayette, AL

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a (Dry End) Production Supervisor in our lumber mill in Fayette, AL. The Production Supervisor will be responsible for leading a wood products production team to work injury-free/incident free in a continuous manufacturing environment consistent with management philosophy and framework. The Production Supervisor is also responsible for supervising and coordinating production efforts that result in sustained improvement in all associated work processes including: Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance, reliability, quality, production, and costs.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • Lead an operational team in the production of solid wood lumber products in a safe and efficient manner and to take ownership of the existing safety and quality processes.
  • Facilitate team development and communication, employee skill development, problem-solving and resolution, building employee commitment and ownership and holding employees accountable.
  • Drive safety excellence through promoting employee involvement, ownership, and accountability to proactively eliminate hazards.
  • Monitor product quality and provide direction to crew members to maximize efficiency.
  • Promote employee involvement, providing coaching, feedback and direction as required.
  • Assist with troubleshooting production issues.
  • Provide safety training to crew members and deliver training materials in a meaningful approach.
  • Provide coaching and performance management.
  • Complete data entry responsibilities and generate reports in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Team size may range from 10-20 members. Must be flexible with shift.

Organizational Responsibility:
Position reports to the Department Superintendent

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing, industrial, or military environment
  • Must have working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other PC-based production reporting systems applications
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible work schedule
  • Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas
  • Must be able and willing to work safely, and adhere to all safety rules and regulations, including wearing and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience in an industrial, manufacturing or military environment
  • Experience working with Kilns, Boilers and Random Stacker

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.

For more information or to apply click here

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Job Postings / Continuous Drying Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator-01011383
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2017, 02:16:51 PM »
Continuous Drying Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator-01011383

Description
The Millport, AL umber 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.
 
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
  • 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
  • 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 trouleshooting/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.
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, in dusty and noisy conditions, while wearing safety equipment.
  • Must be able and willing to work with little or no notice on any shift, including weekends, overtime, and holidays.
  • Must be able to meet the essential job function of this position, incuding 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.
  • Previous experience drying lumber

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.
 
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.

For more information or to apply please click here and enter #01011383

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Dry Kiln Control / Re: Is my kiln schedule not long enough?
« Last post by MichaelM on July 28, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »
Kevin,

High MC in the center is not the root cause of the cupping. 

There is stress in kiln dried lumber.  The stress is relieved during a conditioning process during which the wood is exposed to an equilibrium moisture content about 4% greater than the target moisture content.  This is easily accomplished when the target MC is 10% or less.

It is difficult to get the EMC in the kiln high enough if the wood is greater than 10% moisture content.  So the cupping in the wet wood is likely due to stress.

I would also guess that the cupping has some time delay - it might take 6 to 12 hours for it to fully cup.  This is partly due to the MC change as you suggest, but it is also due to the viscoelastic nature of the wood.  There would be a time delay even if there was a uniform MC throughout the piece.

Hope this helps.
Mike M.
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Dry Kiln Control / Is my kiln schedule not long enough?
« Last post by admin on July 28, 2017, 09:54:16 AM »
When re-sawing 8Q cedar, high moisture is in the very center causing cupping of the boards. Is my kiln schedule not long enough? How can I correct this?

Question by Kevin S. from Carl Diebold Lumber in Troutdale, OR
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Dry Kiln Control / Re: New float style wet bulbs
« Last post by DrykilnsMan on July 27, 2017, 08:08:26 AM »
We started upgrading to these, and have found that if you don't have clean water (i.e.. softened ) crud builds up quite rapidly on the sock and it begins to read incorrectly, which greatly affects the wet bulb control.
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Training / Events / Oregon State University Lumber Drying Workshop
« Last post by MichaelM on July 17, 2017, 09:39:05 AM »
The 69th Annual Workshop on How to Dry Lumber for Quality & Profit will be held October 16-17-18  (instead of December).

It will occur in the Memorial Union Journey Room at Oregon State University.

More information at Owic.oregonstate.edu/2017-lumber-drying-workshop, or contact Mike.Milota@OregonState.edu.

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and how wood dries.  You’ll learn how both steam-heated and dehumidification kilns are made, operated and maintained, and how to create and modify kiln schedules for different species. Drying to meet the heat treating standards will also be discussed. This tutorial course is designed for personnel who operate, load, maintain, or manage lumber kilns. New personnel and experienced personnel will benefit. Mills will see payback through improved lumber quality, higher kiln throughput, and energy savings. A course workbook outlines presentations and a supplemental disk provides additional information. The disk includes the Dry Kiln Operator’s Manual, kiln schedules for hundreds of species, and other publications that mills will find useful.
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