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Job Postings / Forklift/Kiln Operator -- Monroeville, AL
« Last post by admin on June 20, 2018, 03:14:44 PM »
Forklift/Kiln Operator -- Monroeville, AL

Georgia-Pacific – Rocky Creek is hiring Forklift/Kiln Operators for our Mexia, AL location.  This facility produces a variety of products from southern yellow pine, including dimension lumber, heavy studs, squares/timbers and barn timbers.  Georgia-Pacific’s building product business has consistently been among the nation’s top suppliers of building products to building materials dealers and large warehouse retailers.  Georgia-Pacific employees strive for safety and health excellence while achieving an injury free workplace. To learn more about Georgia-Pacific's Building Products Division please visit: http://www.gp.com/.
 
The Forklift/Kiln Operator role is an experienced position that supports the sustainability efforts of Georgia Pacific by facilitating the movement of green and dry lumber through the facility.  The successful candidate will create value by ensuring maximum facility uptime to meet production goals, demonstrate knowledge of forklift operations, teamwork, initiative and adhere to all safety standards and codes.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Safely operate a sit-down forklift to load and unload kilns;
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules, plant rules, policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Keep accurate count of loads going into and out of the kiln;
  • Work collaboratively with other team members ;
  • Ensure a safer work environment throughout the facility by removing debris from warehouse areas.

Basic Qualifications
  • At least one (1) year experience operating a forklift;
  • Current forklift license or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months;
  • Willing and able to work holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed;
  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to 12 hours a day;
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations including wearing safety equipment;
  • Willing to promote safe work practices and maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations;
  • Willing and able to lift at least 50 lbs.

 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a group to achieve production and quality goals;
  • Basic mechanical skills to recognize needed mobile equipment maintenance;
  • Basic computer skills for data entry.


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 click here


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Job Postings / Kiln Operator - Brunswick, GA
« Last post by admin on June 20, 2018, 03:03:34 PM »
Kiln Operator - Brunswick, GA

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Job Postings / Boiler/Kiln Operator -- Moyie Springs, ID
« Last post by admin on June 20, 2018, 02:40:32 PM »
    Boiler/Kiln Operator -- Moyie Springs, ID

    KILN/BOILER OPERATOR

     A Boiler/Kiln Operator operates/maintains a wood fueled boiler and to produce lumber with specified moisture content by kiln drying while meeting our high product quality standards. They also maintain lumber flow from the sawmill out feed through the kilns.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Operates boiler maintaining required pressure and steam flow.
    • Monitor fuel in silo and be able to keep it at certain levels
    • Dry lumber of all sorts using computer to control kiln
    • Operate forklift to load and unload kilns, change kilns, and dump hopper
    • Comprehend and perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
    • Comprehend and comply with Job Safety Analysis
    • Monitor kilns all throughout shift and make adjustments as needed
    • Cover sawmill/planer drivers when necessary
    • Clean work areas
    • Help with new hire training and cross training of existing team members
    • Other duties as directed by supervisor

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Valid driver's license
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must be safety conscious, self-directed and team oriented
    • Willing to work various shifts including nights and weekends.
    • Successfully pass post offer physical exam, drug screen, and background check
    • Ability to lift 100 lbs., climb stairs, repetitive bending, kneeling, stretching, pushing and pulling, continuous         walking and/or standing

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Previous Boiler/Kiln experience.
    • Boiler license

    Special Notes
    • These positions are full-time, year-round along with a comprehensive benefits package.
    • The safety of our team members is our #1 concern.
    • We have high expectations of all our employees.
    • We like to have fun as well and offer activities such as a Big Buck Contest hunting contest, Employee Appreciation Week events, Summer Picnic, Holiday Gift Cards and Luncheon, Wellness Rewards up to $100/month and a Fitbit, Lunch and Learn events, BBQ'sfor reaching departmental goals, and much more.

    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.

    Idaho Forest Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 208-255-3294 or tahner@idfg.com.[/list]

    For more information or to apply Click Here


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    Job Postings / Forklift Operator - Darlington, SC
    « Last post by admin on June 14, 2018, 03:52:32 PM »
    Forklift Operator - Darlington, SC

    Posting ID:           17158

    Who We Are:
    Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

    We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

    The Opportunity:
    We are seeking qualified and experienced Forklift drivers to safely operate our industrial forklifts in a fast paced, team environment. This position will also have some responsibilities as a Dry Kiln Technician.

    **Hiring for several positions on all shifts including days and nights**

    Responsibilities:
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of industrial forklift experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Forklift license considered an asset
    • The ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
    • Available to work day, night and weekend shifts in mobile equipment
    • Completion of grade 12, a GED or a minimum of 5 years related work experience, or equivalent training
    • Good interpersonal skills and communication
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
    • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
    • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset

    Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.  For more information or to apply click here

    As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

    Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for Canfor news, career opportunities, and upcoming events!

    Darlington, South Carolina
    At just 4.5 square miles and with a population of fewer than 7,000, Darlington’s laid-back and relaxed environment affords freedom from the urban grind. Situated only one hour from the beach and from the nearest city, the family-oriented community of Darlington also offers low-cost living and convenience. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/darlington-sc


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    Job Postings / Forklift Operator - Augusta GA
    « Last post by admin on June 14, 2018, 03:41:57 PM »
    Forklift Operator - Augusta GA

    Forklift Operator - Augusta GA

    West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada.  We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

    Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

    Forklift responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Unload and properly place packs in the appropriate storage location.
    • Load packs on to Tilt hoist
    • Assist in lift operating procedures at the green stacker when necessary.
    • Assist in finish forklift duties whenever needed.
    • Involved in the week-end loading and unloading of the dry kilns
    • Maintaining safe work areas, collecting debris and disposing of sawdust and dropped lumber in assigned areas
    • Showing a willingness and flexibility to perform various job assignments that may change daily
    • Supporting our culture of safety by adhering to mill safety policies and procedures at all times
    • Complete equipment checks and perform preventive maintenance on equipment
       
    Requirements include:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
    • Prior industrial forklift experience
    • Ability to drive a 35,000-pound Forklift
    • Must be able to distinguish size, widths, lengths, or types of lumber.
    • Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures in loud, high volume environments performing physical tasks throughout the shift
    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position which includes walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to perform all tasks in accordance with West Fraser safety policies and procedures
    • Recognize and support our team culture, communicating effectively with all team members
    • Ability to work day or night shifts, holidays and weekends
    • Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, drug screen test and physical
       
    Our highly competitive compensation package includes:
    • Competitive starting pay along with on-the-job training and a culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
    • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, life insurance, disability, paid vacations and holidays

    For more information or to apply click here

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    Job Postings / Forklift Operator - Maplesville, AL
    « Last post by admin on June 14, 2018, 03:32:09 PM »
    Forklift Operator - Maplesville, AL

    Description

    Demonstrate the ability to operate kilns in a safe manner, following all safety procedures and rules including general safety rules, SWP’s, ZES, Hazard Communication and all other rules. Demonstrate the ability to be a team player by:
    • Participating in team meetings, contributing by asking questions, and listening to what is being said, being constructive and tactful with all team members, treating everyone with respect, utilizing downtime or slow time to enhance the appearance and/or productivity of work area
    • Must maintain all kiln drying records
    • Demonstrate ability to load and unload kilns using forklift
    • Must assist and coordinate in the greasing of kiln motors and cars
    • Must check kiln fans for rotation
    • Learn and demonstrate ability to operate computer system at kilns
    • Must make adjustments on drying schedules as needed
    • Must perform daily moisture checks
    • Must demonstrate ability and willingness to assist electrical/mechanical personnel with any work in the kiln area
    • Must document problems and communicate with maintenance personnel daily
    • Demonstrate initiative and innovation be developing new ideas and initiating action and showing willingness to deviate from traditional approaches
    • Must be able to fire boiler in a safe manner
    • Must become knowledgeable of boiler controls and purpose of each
    • Learn and demonstrate emergency operating and shutdown procedures
    • Must be able to perform Basic Care
    • Must have ability to learn all equipment and be able to perform these duties
    • All other duties as assigned

    Must be able to perform the following key phases of Basic Care routes:
    • Basic Care is the inspection, cleaning and adjustment of process equipment by operating personnel on a frequent basis to ensure proper equipment operation and early detection before they become equipment failures. Basic Care is an essential component in our effort to improve overall process reliability by engaging operating production employees in a systematic approach to find equipment defects before the defects can cause a failure. Making repairs to equipment, prior to failure, results in improved process availability and reduced repair cost. Basic Care along with Reliability principles will be used to reduce process failure of the equipment.
    • Inspection of equipment
    • Servicing and minor adjustments to the equipment (when necessary)
    • Cleaning of the equipment
    • Documentation and reporting of results

    Required skills and experience include:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Ability to work in hot, cold, dusty, and noisy industrial environment
    • Ability to bend, twist, lift, climb, stand throughout the duration of the shift
    • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety
    • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
    • Must successfully complete a pre-employment background, drug screen, and physical
       
    Benefits:

    West Fraser offers competitive benefits including: medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401-k savings plans.West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

    All persons meeting that criteria above are encourage to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be accepted at the location. No phone inquiries, please.



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    Job Postings / Plant Manager - Hardwood Dry Kiln - South America
    « Last post by admin on May 11, 2018, 02:14:00 PM »
    Plant Manager - Hardwood Dry Kiln - South America
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    Job#180301PM – Plant/Project Manager – South America
    Location: United States
    Wage: $100 - $120k+USD/year depending on experience
    Education Required: BS Degree in Engineering preferred
    Years Experience Required:  Green field sawmill experience in South America. 15 years of sawmill experience. College graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines preferred.

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

    Description:

    The Project Manager in South America will lead and coordinate the installation and operation of a hardwood Dry Kiln facility in South America. They will be responsible in managing the installation of a new hardwood lumber dry kiln facility and manage the operation after it has been built.

    The mill site will have a natural gas boiler, a generator, six package kilns, and a building with a tilt hoist and grade line. They will cut the lumber and edge in the woods, then put it on sticks and transport to the drying facility. This will be done on the owners 200,000 acers of timber land. The manager will be responsible for the drying operation and the woods operation’s production and quality. The woods and drying has 22 employees that the manager will be responsible for, along with the coordination of finished product shipment to the port for export. The manager will report to the COO in the States and work closely with the sales manager.     

    Responsibilities:

        Oversee the construction of the hardwood sawmill dry kiln facility construction and operation.
        To ensure quality standards, meeting production deadline and minimize overheads
        To work closely with Sales General Manager for fulfilling customer orders
        To hire staff, provide leadership and to assist them in functioning as a team
        To uphold corporate governance and a front line budget controller
        To report to the directors of company on a daily basis
        To provide timely problem solving decisions and manage the operation according to the group’s business strategy and corporate directives

    Requirements:

         4 year minimum college graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines.
        Green field sawmill experience in South America. 15 years of sawmill experience. College graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines preferred.
        South American hardwood lumber management experience
        Thorough knowledge of hardwood lumber grading, log yield, sawmill and dry kiln manufacturing.
        Knowledge of 3rd party resources such as CITES that are designed to serve rating systems and forest certification.
        Knowledge of domestic and global, legal and regulatory requirements for logging/forestry industry.
        Knowledge of the U.S. Lacey Act.
        Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
         Mature, self-motivated and able to work independently under great pressure
        Very strong technical and project management background in manufacturing industry
        Sound knowledge and hands on experience in ISO 9001, ERP system and operation management preferred.
        Excellent management and communication skill, problem solving, analytical and decision making
        Good command of written and spoken English
        Mobile and willing to station in South America for 3 years minimum
        South America sawmill and or plywood management experience required
        Spanish speaking experience (language skills South American, not Mexican language skills) required.

    Remuneration and Benefits:

        $100 - $120k+USD/year depending on experience
        Paid interview trip for candidate and spouse
        Attractive remuneration package, production incentives and medical provisions
        Provisions for working visas for candidate and visas for family
        Travel to home country for family once per year
        Housing and transportation allowance

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

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    Training / Events / Southeastern Dry Kiln Spring Meeting
    « Last post by admin on April 27, 2018, 08:06:32 AM »
    First Notice for Spring 2018 Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
    SPRING 2018 MEETING                                                                       
                 
     
    WHEN:           Thursday, May 24 - Friday, May 25, 2018
    WHERE:         Technical Session at La Quinta Inn & Suites-Hickory, located at
    1607 Fairgrove Church Road, Conover, NC  28613
    Tour #1 - Select Hardwoods, Millers Creek, NC
    Tour #2 - TBA
    Tour #3 - Boldesign, Hudson, NC
     
    Planning for the 2018 Spring Meeting is nearly complete. 

    Thursday - May 24, 2018
     
    1:00 PM Technical Session
    •   Regional Log and Lumber Exports, by Clay Altizer
    NC Forest Service, Raleigh, NC.
    •   Saving Steam Energy by Better Steam Utilization, by Thomas Monroe,
    Monroe Sales Company, Shelby, NC
    •   Using and Investing in an In-Line Moisture Meter is Like Having Fire Insurance - Would You Do Without?, by Claus Staalner, Brookhuis-America, Suwanee, GA
    4:00 Troubleshooting Q & A Roundtable
     - Bring your problem samples
    4:30 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Business Meeting
    5:30 Social - La Quinta Inn & Suites, Conover, NC
    6:00 Dinner - Both Social and Dinner sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
     
     
    Friday - May 25, 2018
     
    Plant Tours
    •   Tour #1 - Select Hardwoods, Millers Creek, NC
    •   Tour #2 - TBA
    •   Tour #3 - Boldesign, Hudson, NC.   Lunch will be served courtesy of Boldesign!
    Meeting will adjourn from Tour #3

    REGISTRATION:  To preregister download the registration form (click here).   Cutoff date to register is May 18th.  The registration fee is $40 per person.  This includes the meeting space and dinner.   There is no registration fee for spouses (or significant other) of members, or retired and lifetime members.  Please prepay by sending a check payable to the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club and mail it to Phil Mitchell, NC State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh, NC  27695-8003.  You can either FAX the completed form to (919-515-6302) or email the form to Phil Mitchell (phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu) to let us know you are coming so that we can plan the dinner. You can still pay (cash or check) at the door, but it makes our job easier if you pay-in-advance. 
     
    HOTEL: The meeting hotel will be the LA QUINTA INN & SUITES,1607 Fairgrove Church Road, Conover, North Carolina.  The hotel's phone number is (828) 465-1100.  You must make your own hotel reservations if you plan to attend.  Ask for the SE DRY KILN CLUB rate of $92.00 per room per night plus tax.  The hotel cutoff date to get this special rate is May 10th.   Please make your hotel reservations now so you are not left without a room. 
     
    This message will also be posted on the SEDKC website.

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    Job Postings / Kiln Forklist - Russellville AR
    « Last post by admin on April 25, 2018, 11:27:55 AM »

    Kiln Forklift - Operations


    Job Description

    West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada.  We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

    Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

    A Kiln Lift is a skilled level position that is responsible for operating the forklift in the kilns department that moves lumber and other materials.   

    Entry level responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    Demonstrate the ability to operate kilns in a safe manner, following all safety procedures and rules including general safety rules, SWP’s, ZES, Hazard Communication and all other rules.  Demonstrate the ability to be a team player by:
    • Participating in team meetings, contributing by asking questions, and listening to what is being said, being constructive and tactful with all team members, treating everyone with respect, utilizing downtime or slow time to enhance the appearance and/or productivity of work area
    • Must maintain all kiln drying records
    • Demonstrate ability to load and unload kilns using forklift
    • Must assist and coordinate in the greasing of kiln motors and cars
    • Must check kiln fans for rotation
    • Learn and demonstrate ability to operate computer system at kilns
    • Must make adjustments on drying schedules as needed
    • Must perform daily moisture checks
    • Must demonstrate ability and willingness to assist electrical/mechanical personnel with any work in the kiln area
    • Must document problems and communicate with maintenance personnel daily
    • Demonstrate initiative and innovation be developing new ideas and initiating action and showing willingness to deviate from traditional approaches
    • Must be able to fire boiler in a safe manner
    • Must become knowledgeable of boiler controls and purpose of each
    • Learn and demonstrate emergency operating and shutdown procedures
    • Must be able to perform Basic Care
    • Must have ability to learn all equipment and be able to perform these duties
    • All other duties as assigned

    Basic Care is the inspection, cleaning and adjustment of process equipment by operating personnel on a frequent basis to ensure proper equipment operation and early detection before they become equipment failures.  Basic Care is an essential component in our effort to improve overall process reliability by engaging operating production employees in a systematic approach to find equipment defects before the defects can cause a failure.  Making repairs to equipment, prior to failure, results in improved process availability and reduced repair cost.  Basic Care along with Reliability principles will be used to reduce process failure of the equipment.

    Must be able to perform the following key phases of Basic Care routes:
    • Inspection of equipment
    • Servicing and minor adjustments to the equipment (when necessary)
    • Cleaning of the equipment
    • Documentation and reporting of results

    Required skills and experience include:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Ability to work in hot, cold, dusty, and noisy industrial environment
    • Ability to bend, twist, lift, climb, stand throughout the duration of the shift
    • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety
    • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
    • Must successfully complete a pre-employment background, drug screen, and physical

    Benefits:

    West Fraser offers competitive benefits including: medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401-k savings plans.

    All persons meeting that criteria above are encourage to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Applications will not be accepted at the location.  No phone inquiries, please.

    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 / SLMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    « Last post by admin on April 03, 2018, 02:03:58 PM »
    SLMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    When:  July 18-21, 2018

    Where:  Park Hyatt hotel
                 Beaver Creek, CO

    More Info:  www.slma.org
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