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Job Postings / Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee -- Priest River, ID
« Last post by admin on August 10, 2018, 12:58:30 PM »
Job 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.

The schedule for this job is Wednesday thru Saturday and supports the Swing shift team (1pm to 11:30pm) --  Note:  The schedule for this position can shift, candidate will need to be flexible to work both weekend days and overtime as needed

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…

    Basic boiler and dry kiln knowledge is preferred
    Proven experience or expertise in the following technical areas:

o   Operating 950 and 966 Cat loader

o   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

For more information or 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 / Boiler Operator - St. Maries, ID
« Last post by admin on August 10, 2018, 11:54:21 AM »
Job Description

We are seeking a Boiler Operator with a commitment to safety and great problem solving skills. Execute your role with a group that embraces innovation and continuous improvement.

Our Boiler Operators play a key role in loading kilns and operating and maintaining high-pressure wood fired boilers through excellent teamwork and focused execution.

To help balance work and personal life, Stimson offers a complete benefits package.  We take the extra step to reward and recognize the hard working people on our teams.

Benefits summary:

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

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

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 the control center         
    Understand environmental compliance related to operating and repairing boilers.
    Perform repairs and maintenance to boilers and related equipment as needed.
    Proactively communicate with all departments to understand implications associated with boiler operations; build and maintain working relationships to achieve department and plant goals.
    Identify and suggest new approaches or best known methods
    Maintain adequate moisture content throughout each charge to maximize quality.
    Check with Planer personnel daily to ensure moisture content is consistent.

Your qualifications…

    A minimum of 1 year experience operating a high-pressure wood fired boiler
    Proven experience or expertise in:
        Boiler instrumentation and controls
        Kiln operations
        Mechanical skills and 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

    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.

For more information or to APPLY

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 / INDUSTRIAL FORKLIFT OPERATOR -- ATHOL, ID
« Last post by admin on August 10, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
INDUSTRIAL FORKLIFT OPERATOR

 Idaho Forest Group is currently seeking Industrial Forklift Operators to join our team in Athol, Idaho. This is a swing shift position.

Qualifications

    Previous industrial forklift experience, capacity range of 10,000 lbs or more
    Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
    High School Diploma or GED
    Valid Driver's License
    18 years of age
    Successfully pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check

Essential Functions

    Follow key safety processes for the facility
    Take away units from the planer, kilns, shipping
    Place blocks on units where needed and stack units in the lumber yard
    Help load dry kilns and help kiln operators where needed
    Keep species and sorts separate in the lumber yard
    Report problems with the units coming from the stacker
    Record a daily checklist report for quality
    Perform daily PM and housekeeping checklist on the forklift
    Help with new hire training and cross training of existing employees
    Clean work areas

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.

For more information or to Apply

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 208-762-2912 or mwitherspoon@idfg.com


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Job Postings / Quality Control Supervisor -- High Prairie, AB, Canada
« Last post by admin on August 10, 2018, 09:48:39 AM »
Job Description

West Fraser is a growing, diversified wood products company with facilities across western Canada and the southern United States. North America’s largest lumber producer, West Fraser has been recognized one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for five years. Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future.

Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? High Prairie Forest Products, a division of West Fraser, located in High Prairie, Alberta is currently seeking a highly motivated individual for the full-time position of:
Quality Control Supervisor

The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible to serve as a resource for the High Prairie Forest Product's leadership group in the planer, kilns, and sawmill. As a member of our supervisory team this position will report to the General Manager.

This position requires the following skills and abilities:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good team building skills.
  • Goal oriented, detail oriented, and interested in advancement and professional growth.
  • Capability to work in an unsupervised position effectively & be highly motivated.
  • Maintaining & improving productivity and grade
  • Ability to push for continuous improvement in all areas of the mill
  • Trouble shoot and work with peers
  • Understand statistical process control & other process improvement tools.
  • Good understanding in regards to safety, quality, production, cost control, and continuous improvement
  • Qualified applicants will have excellent computer skills and possess a degree, diploma, or equivalent in wood processing, forestry, engineering, science or manufacturing or have optimization experience. A lumber grading ticket will be an asset as well.
  • Should be willing to work flexible hours and have a willingness to travel for training, information sharing and in development of the QC programs for the division
  • Must have demonstrated strong initiative and work habits

West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are interested in a full time long-term career. We offer an excellent compensation package including: a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension plan. Our employees can expect a challenging, stable, safe work environment with career development opportunities.

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. High Prairie is located 90 km northeast of Valleyview and 120 km west of Slave Lake. A popular family holiday destination and one of Alberta's finest recreational playgrounds is Lesser Slave Lake which is situated a short 20 minute drive from High Prairie. An ideal family holiday destination and one of Alberta's best recreational playgrounds. The West Fraser mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the High Prairie area. For more on The Town of High Prairie, please visit: http://www.highprairie.ca/

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at www.westfraser.com/jobs click "apply now" in green at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs

 We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Job Postings / Kiln Supervisor -- Maxville FL
« Last post by admin on August 10, 2018, 09:10:26 AM »
    Kiln Supervisor

    Job Description
    Kiln Supervisor -- Maxville, Florida

    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.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for all function at the kiln department including safe work practices and procedures, stacking/loading/drying quality, drying practices and kiln schedules, operator scheduling and coverage.

    Responsibilities:

    • Daily quality audits
    • Feedback and communication with stacker department
    • Yard inspections
    • Work practice audits and standardization
    • Quality testing
    • Interface with leadership and kiln operators
    • Maintenance assignments and planning
    • Preventative maintenance checks and routines
    • Kiln and boiler recordkeeping
    [/list/

    Requirements include:
    • Excellent team-building and motivational skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Good computer skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check

    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

    Apply: Email your resume to opportunity@westfraser.com

    If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: www.westfraser.com

    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

    West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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    Training / Events / Timber Processing and Energy Expo
    « Last post by admin on August 01, 2018, 10:55:26 AM »
    Timber Processing and Energy Expo

    Registration Is Free

    Portland Expo Center, Portland OR

    See www.timberprocessingandenergyexpo.com for more information
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    General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
    « Last post by Keith Haigh on July 18, 2018, 07:19:13 PM »
    Hi Ingo,

    it sounds like you are starting to believe your own marketing around vent heat exchangers.

    they are and always have as much use as cat-flaps on elephant houses, just my opinion!
    Keith Haigh
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    Job Postings / Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania
    « Last post by admin on July 16, 2018, 08:02:40 AM »
    Sawmill Production Supervisor - Pennsylvania

    Wage: $75-$85k/year depending on experience.
    Education Required: Bachelor or Associate Degree in a related field is preferred.
    Years Experience Required:  The idea candidate must have a minimum of 5+ years hardwood sawmill production supervisor experience. Prefer northern experience.

    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

    You will not hold Top Wood Jobs responsible for our contacting and relaying reference checks to our clients. Supply a cover letter in reference to the job(s) you are applying for. Only candidates that meet the job qualifications will be contacted, but we will hold on to your resume if submitted for future possible jobs.

    We are committed to making employment decisions that are fair and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetics, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected under law. Top Wood Jobs refers candidates and it is up to the employer to make all employment decisions.

    Job through www.TopWoodJobs.com

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    Job Postings / General Manager -- Montezuma, IN
    « Last post by admin on July 11, 2018, 03:51:05 PM »
    General Manager -- Montezuma, IN

    General Manager Summary
    In operation since 1982, Superior Hardwoods is one of the one of the largest sawmills in Indiana. This facility utilizes some of the latest innovations in lumber sorting and grading technology to ensure that our clients receive consistent quality hardwood. In 2017, Superior Hardwoods became a location of Baillie Lumber Co. We are currently seeking a General Manager for our sawmill and kiln operations located in Montezuma, Indiana. This modern sawmill includes two headsaws and two resaws, operating over two shifts producing 25 million board feet annually. The drying yard handles 25 million board annually feet over 2 kiln dried lines.

    General Manager Key Purposes of this Position:
    • Direct and manage sawmill and kiln operations in the areas of safety, production, maintenance, profitability, and quality.
    • Strive to continuously improve all areas of mill performance

    General Manager Responsibilities:
    • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for safety, production, profitability, and quality standards for a workforce of 125 employees.
    • Oversee mill activities to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Ensure the safe operation of all mills. Be aware of OSHA regulations and maintain all mills in accordance withal local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
    • Manage capital asset maintenance for division.
    • Control and minimize labor overtime and repair expenses at each location.
    • Ensure that the plant facilities and equipment are maintained; replace, adjust to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
    • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
    • Provide direction, development and leadership to Managers.
    • Encourage and foster a sense of high, positive morale among the workforce.

    General Manager Desired Skills and Experience:
    • 4-year degree, in a related field is a plus, but not required
    • 10+ years of related management work experience desired
    • Ability to manage multiple sawmill and kiln operations
    • Proven ability to respectfully manage a diverse workforce
    • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook

    Click here for more information or to see the Full Job Descrption




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    Job Postings / Boiler/Kiln Operator -- Laclede, ID
    « Last post by admin on July 11, 2018, 03:22:40 PM »
      Boiler/Kiln Operator

      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.

      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.[/li][/list]

      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.

      For More Information or to apply click here

      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 208-762-2912 or mwitherspoon@idfg.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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