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Job Postings / Kiln/Boiler Operator - Coeur d'Alene
« Last post by admin on December 12, 2018, 02:57:30 PM »
Kiln/Boiler Operator - Coeur d'Alene

Built on Tradition
From its Coeur d'Alene, Idaho headquarters, the closely held, family-owned company continues to be "Idaho Grown" and the first recipient of the Idaho Pacesetter Award.  The company is now one of America's largest lumber producers, with capacity for nearly one billion board feet per year and markets around the globe.  The company founders hold high standards when it comes to product, process and company objectives.  This is a healthy, growing company big enough for its national and international markets, but with hometown ethics and pride in a job well done. Excellence is the goal in caring for our team members, customers, and natural resources.

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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Click here for more information or to apply

    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 208-265-6529 or

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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 Philo Mitchell for more information at 919-515-5581 or
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.

Job Postings / Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania
« Last post by admin on November 14, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
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.

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

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Job Postings / Production Coordinator - Boiler - Kiln Supervisor -- Conway, SC
« Last post by admin on November 14, 2018, 11:12:48 AM »
Production Coordinator - Boiler - Kiln Supervisor
Posting ID:         17645
City:                      Conway, SC, United States

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:
The Boiler/Kiln Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coaching the team of Dry Kiln Technicians, Boiler Operators and Forklift Operators while maintaining optimal performance of the boiler and dry kilns on site. The Supervisor will work closely with the Production and Maintenance Leadership while maintaining records and assisting with preventative maintenance, troubleshooting of the equipment and loading and unloading lumber. This position will also assist with Production Planning and Coordination between the sawmill, kilns, and planer mill.

Required Skills:
  • 5-10 years of experience with industrial heating systems, boilers and other related power equipment in a Supervisory capacity
  • Several years of production planning and coordinator considered an asset
  • Extensive experience with batch and continuous dry kilns in the lumber manufacturing industry
  • Ability to direct and monitor employees to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Working knowledge of web-based computer applications and Microsoft Office
  • Maintenance experience considered an asset
  • Available to work all shifts including days, nights and weekends
  • Completion of grade 12, a GED or a minimum of 2 years related work experience, or equivalent training (eg. OSHA tickets, forklift certification, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude

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

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!

Conway, South Carolina
Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and has numerous buildings and structures that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Conway is a great place for people who love the outdoors. This city offers many bike trails, paddle trails, and parks that are suitable for everyone’s taste! For more information, visit

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General Discussion / Re: kiln emissions control
« Last post by MichaelM on October 06, 2018, 05:43:20 PM »
RTO - Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer.
I have not heard of any on kilns.  The capital cost for an RTO would be more than that of the kiln and consume lots of energy.  It heats the exhaust air to about 1600F to change all organics to CO2 and H2O.  Some of the energy is recovered (regenerative), but they are still large consumers of natural gas.  To use one you must capture all the exhaust gas meaning ductwork in kiln or to all vents. They are common on board presses and some veneer and particle dryers.
General Discussion / Re: kiln emissions control
« Last post by ingo wallocha on October 05, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »
What is that? Never heard of it.
General Discussion / kiln emissions control
« Last post by Craig Jensen on October 04, 2018, 04:07:02 PM »
Anyone aware of RTO being used on lumber dry kilns anywhere? (Regerative Thermal Oxidizer)

General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
« Last post by ingo wallocha on October 03, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
I will buy you as many beers as you like. You will need them after having seen our kiln ;-)
General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
« Last post by Keith Haigh on October 03, 2018, 05:03:23 PM »

Congratulations on the sale Ingo, I will come and visit the kiln, but you have to buy the beer !!!
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