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General Discussion / Re: sawdust fueled direct fired continuous dry kilns
« Last post by MichaelM on January 10, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Craig,
I can't comment on the emissions from a direct-fire kiln.  I will say that the MACT regulations are implemented at the state level.  Any direct-fired continuous kiln is likely to be in the Southern U.S.  Their regulators may have a different take on the subject than regulators in your state (I'm assuming you're in the West when I say that).  Please let us know what you find out.
Mike
Wood Moisture Solutions
OSU, retired
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Job Postings / Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee -- Priest River, ID
« Last post by admin on January 10, 2019, 09:53:07 AM »
Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee -- Priest River, ID


Description
We are seeking a Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee who has a commitment to safety and possess great problem solving skills. Trainees have a great opportunity to learn boiler processes and maintenance while working alongside our operators in an environment that values team-work and accountability.

Your accountabilities…
  • Develop a strong understanding of boiler operation, process and maintenance by assisting boiler operators in boiler and kiln operations
  • Under direction of supervisors and boiler operators, assist with equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing and other minor maintenance functions
  • Proactively communicate across departments to understanding implications associated with boiler operations
  • Able to fill in for other positions (where qualified) when needed

Your qualifications…
Proven experience or expertise in the following technical areas:
  • Operating 950 and 966 Cat loader
  • Operating all sizes of forklifts for snow removal
  • Mechanically inclined with an interest to further develop technical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and highly self-motivated individual
  • Desire to learn boiler processes and maintenance
  • Flexible as the schedule can vary from day-to-day, and maybe include overtime
  • Willing to work outside where you may be exposed to weather elements (rain, snow, wind) in the course of normal duties

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.
  • Safe work environment and safety training
  • Competitive Pay
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Health / Dental / Vision
  • Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical related leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement / Apprenticeships / Training
  • Paid Time off & Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Program
  • Access to company owned land for recreation

Click here to apply

For more details about employee benefits and Stimson values: www.mystimson.com

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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Job Postings / Recaust and Kiln Area Production Leader - Perdue Hill, AL
« Last post by admin on January 10, 2019, 09:24:52 AM »
Recaust and Kiln Area Production Leader

Georgia-Pacific is currently seeking a Production Leader for our Lime Kiln / Causticizing Operation at Alabama River Cellulose in Perdue Hill, AL.  This position reports directly to the Area Leader of the Fiberline department. The successful candidate will be a self-driven individual with a passion for excellence in Safety, Manufacturing, and Customer Focus and should exhibit strong communication and leadership skills.   Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market-Based Management® & Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • People: Effectively manage area personnel
  • Ability to set expectations, and hold employees accountable, provides effective coaching as needed
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and encourage high levels of teamwork and participation on a diverse team
  • Actively engaged with employees and focused on development of talent
  • Supports training and development initiatives for the crew and department

Operations Excellence: Manage daily operations to achieve production goals
  • Understands and communicates goals in the areas of quality and production
  • Collaborates and knowledge shares with other departments across mill to ensure success of operational goals

Safety & Compliance: Commitment to environmental, health, & safety excellence

  • Acquires and shares knowledge of applicable standards, policies, and procedures in areas of EH&S
  • Drives a safety-focused culture, regularly engages in and encourages safety participation amongst crew including facilitating safety meetings
  • Possesses a passion for identifying and mitigating critical hazards

Demonstrates a sense of urgency and accountability in:
  • Housekeeping
  • Prioritizing and processing work
  • Supporting routine and annual outages
  • Planning, assigning, and providing follow-up of work
  • Strives for continuous improvement, recognizes opportunities to minimize and eliminate waste - follows-through to ensure achievement of results

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years in a technical or supervisory role in a Fiberline or Utilities Area
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word (i.e. creating documents), Excel (i.e. creating spreadsheets, utilizing formulas, & analyzing data), and Outlook (i.e. scheduling meeting invites & emailing)

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or Paper Science
  • Experience with Kraft recovery liquor cycle
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Project
  • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

For more information or to apply click here

As one of six world-class mills in the GP Cellulose business, Alabama River Cellulose produces specialty fluff and market pulp delivered worldwide to customers for a variety of high-end used and converting technologies.  Our products are used in applications ranging from paper products to diapers and hygiene products as well as specialty applications including textiles, pharmaceuticals, food, paints and plastic molding components.

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Job Postings / Kiln Supervisor - Houston, BC
« Last post by admin on January 10, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
Kiln Supervisor - Houston, BC
Posting ID:  17830

Who We Are:
At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.

We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.

You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.

The Opportunity:
Canfor Houston is currently looking for a strong leader with proven experience in an industrial setting to join our team as a Kiln Supervisor.

The Role:
As a member of Canfor's Divisional Management Team, the Kiln Supervisor will be responsible for the coordination and timely and accurate shipment of all rail car and truck orders, kiln schedules and quality optimization. You will also be responsible for the supervision, safety, and coordination of all forklift operators.

An ongoing focus on quality control in and out of the kilns will be required in this role, to ensure a quality product into the Planer. The individual will work closely with the Sawmill and Planer to ensure that all production and forecasting targets are met.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with forecasting planer production in accordance with Supply Chain directives
  • Coordinate kiln-loading and planer-in requirements with sawmill production, in order to attain forecasted planer-out production
  • Setting up and monitoring kiln schedules to ensure a high value is maintained through the drying process
  • Supervision and coordination of all related production employees and equipment related to shipping and kilns
  • Determine & meet daily/weekly shipping requirements while achieving target inventories
  • Ensure that established safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee engagement KPI's are met or exceeded on a consistent basis
  • Work with all personnel to ensure compliance in safety, environment, company policies, and WorkSafe BC safety regulations
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing with other personnel
  • Coverage for Sales & Shipping Coordinator when absent

The Candidate:
  • Minimum Grade 12 education with preference given to candidates with relevant post-secondary education
  • Supervisory experience in the sawmill industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with the ability to learn new programs
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Ability to thrive as a management team member in a unionized work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities with the flexibility to effectively respond to continually changing internal and external business conditions
  • TDG and WHMIS training would be an asset
  • Demonstrated safe work behaviour
  • Analytical thinker
  • Leadership skills
  • Easily adapt to new situations
  • Can build cooperative and trusting working relationships
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Meets deadlines
  • Highly organized, self-motivated
  • Basic knowledge of mobile equipment would be an asset

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.
  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.


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Job Postings / Lift Truck Operator (Kilns) - Dodson, LA
« Last post by admin on January 10, 2019, 08:30:41 AM »
Lift Truck Operator (Kilns) - 01013227

Description
Weyerhaeuser's Dodson, Louisiana lumber mill has an immediate opening for a Lumber Lift Driver in our Kiln Department. This is a night shift position. The hourly rate is $17.29 with a night shift differential of $0.40. We are seeking individuals who are committed to safety, motivated to work, and works as a team member.
 
The Dodson Lumber is a stand-alone sawmill with a total of 260,000 square feet under roof situated on 120 acres of land. We produce lumber for residential construction and chips for local paper facilities. During a typical year, approximately 200 million board feet of Southern Pine lumber are produced at Dodson. Our Dodson site is a union-free facility that employs approximately 160 associates.
 
Some of the benefits we provide:
  • Family health (with vision included) and dental
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Life insurance, STD & optional LTD coverage
  • 1 week of vacation after 6 months, 2 weeks after 1 year

Key Functions:
  • Commitment to working safe and following all safety rules and regulations
  • Operate a forklift in a safe manner
  • Load and unload lumber and kiln cars 
  • Able to interpret work instructions and complete tasks as delegated
  • Must demonstrate willingness and ability to learn new jobs and skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 6 months experience driving a Forklift
  • Ability to be Forklift certified
  • Be able to pass assessment testing
  • Be able to pass background and drug testing requirements
  • Must be willing to work night shift
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays as required
  • Resume detailing work history and education required for consideration

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. Please Apply and enter Requisition ID 01013227...We want you to choose us.


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General Discussion / sawdust fueled direct fired continuous dry kilns
« Last post by Craig Jensen on January 09, 2019, 01:57:17 PM »
Anyone here have experience with sawdust fueled direct fired continuous dry kilns for softwoods?   I have been asked by my superiors about them, and all I have is a basic theoretical understanding.  No actual experience with the concept.   

Looking for pros, cons, advantages, disadvantages, and things a newbie might not expect.

Has anyone installed them in the current MACT environment and if so, any ideas on the emissions side?

Thanks in advance.

CJ
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Job Postings / Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania #180131PS
« Last post by admin on January 09, 2019, 11:53:33 AM »
Job#180131PS Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania

Description:
Manage the business and day to day operations of the Pensylvania hardwood sawmill operations at the sawmill while promoting safety, quality, productivity, recovery, employee development, manufacturing cost and value goals. Do not apply if no hardwood sawmill production supervision experience. Responsible for sawmill, dry kilns, grading lines, warehouse, shipping department, log yard, and buildings, excluding office and maintenance shop.

Apply:
If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word

Position Responsibilities
  • Lead the Sawmill with a business mindset to continually improve safety, quality, production, lumber and grade recovery, and costs.
  • Maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Optimum human capital and raw material utilization.
  • Communicate with and resolve team member concerns and issues.
  • Assign and coordinate appropriate tasks to team members.
  • Implement policy of the leadership team.
  • Take initiative to research and implement improved operational methods.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for employees including employee training in safe equipment operation and motivate all employees to lead the sawmill to superior safety performance; inspect equipment to ensure safety devices are in place and in working order; lead safety behavior by example.
  • Team leader strong in encouragement and motivation; cooperate with other departments and department personnel. Effectively motivate, guide, train and coach team members.
  • Promote team communication and involvement within sawmill and between other departments.
  • Manage and direct flow of logs and lumber through the sawmill.
  • Track and publish critical performance indicators.
  • Fully accept responsibility for department.

Position Requirements:
  • Proven success at prior hardwood sawmill supervisory experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in hardwood sawmill operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Team oriented leader, engage others in decision making process.
  • Strong technical knowledge of hardwood sawmill technology, equipment and machinery.
  • Strong grading knowledge of both hardwood dimension and industrial lumber products. Grading certification not required but NHLA certification preferred. Must be experienced and proficient in grading hardwood lumber.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and encourage advancement in sound business decisions and in risk taking.
  • A business manager mindset, constantly challenging the status quo.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills associated with appropriate computer applications.
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize workflow.
  • Ability to manage several assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • High achiever who demands quality work, is efficient and constantly striving to improve processes and people. High analytical ability.
  • Those candidates from large sawmill companies need not apply.
  • Must be willing to get their hands dirty.
  • Must have strong maintenance and production experience.
  • Work schedule M-F 5:30am-4pm (10 hr. work day) and 1 Saturday per month.

If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word to info@TopWoodJobs.com

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 / 2019 Dry Kiln Operator's Short Course
« Last post by admin on December 10, 2018, 08:19:47 AM »
2019 Dry Kiln Operator's Short Course

May 14 - 17, 2019
NC State University
Hodges Wood Products Lab
Raleigh, North Carolina  27695

Contact Phil Mitchell for more information at 919-515-5581 or phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu
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General Discussion / Timber exporter
« Last post by jacksoncroll on November 22, 2018, 03:55:12 AM »
Hello, guys, this is my first post in this group and I am not sure that is this the right place to share the news with you guys or not......I am Jackson Croll from Cameroon Recently I Launched my company called Cameroon Timber Export. Who is dealing in all kind of wood (African wood, African Sawn Timber) and export these woods in Asia, Gulf countries, and at the middle east

I am not sharing the website link because I wanna maintain the decorum of this group

If you guys and if your known one is in need of timbers, lumbers, logs then please let me know I need your appreciation.

Thanks!
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Job Postings / Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania #180806PS1
« Last post by admin on November 14, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
Job#180806PS1 Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania
Description:
Manage the business and day to day operations of the Pensylvania hardwood sawmill operations at the sawmill while promoting safety, quality, productivity, recovery, employee development, manufacturing cost and value goals. Do not apply if no hardwood sawmill production supervision experience. Responsible for sawmill, dry kilns, grading lines, warehouse, shipping department, log yard, and buildings, excluding office and maintenance shop.

Apply:
If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word

Position Responsibilities
  • Lead the Sawmill with a business mindset to continually improve safety, quality, production, lumber and grade recovery, and costs.
  • Maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Optimum human capital and raw material utilization.
  • Communicate with and resolve team member concerns and issues.
  • Assign and coordinate appropriate tasks to team members.
  • Implement policy of the leadership team.
  • Take initiative to research and implement improved operational methods.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for employees including employee training in safe equipment operation and motivate all employees to lead the sawmill to superior safety performance; inspect equipment to ensure safety devices are in place and in working order; lead safety behavior by example.
  • Team leader strong in encouragement and motivation; cooperate with other departments and department personnel. Effectively motivate, guide, train and coach team members.
  • Promote team communication and involvement within sawmill and between other departments.
  • Manage and direct flow of logs and lumber through the sawmill.
  • Track and publish critical performance indicators.
  • Fully accept responsibility for department.

Position Requirements:
  • Proven success at prior hardwood sawmill supervisory experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in hardwood sawmill operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Team oriented leader, engage others in decision making process.
  • Strong technical knowledge of hardwood sawmill technology, equipment and machinery.
  • Strong grading knowledge of both hardwood dimension and industrial lumber products. Grading certification not required but NHLA certification preferred. Must be experienced and proficient in grading hardwood lumber.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and encourage advancement in sound business decisions and in risk taking.
  • A business manager mindset, constantly challenging the status quo.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills associated with appropriate computer applications.
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize workflow.
  • Ability to manage several assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • High achiever who demands quality work, is efficient and constantly striving to improve processes and people. High analytical ability.
  • Those candidates from large sawmill companies need not apply.
  • Must be willing to get their hands dirty.
  • Must have strong maintenance and production experience.
  • Work schedule M-F 5:30am-4pm (10 hr. work day) and 1 Saturday per month.

If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word to info@TopWoodJobs.com

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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