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Training / Events / West Coast Dry Kiln Association Spring Meeting
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 01:58:55 PM »
The 2019 Spring Meeting is tentatively set for Saturday, May 4, in Eugene, Oregon.

The tech session will start at 9:00am at Hole-In-The-Wall BBQ, 3200 W. 11th Street.

Jeff Neil of Heather Oak Wood Products will make a presentation about kiln sticks, Steve Carroll of Watercare will discuss condensate drip legs, and the folks at American Wood Dryers will describe their recent construction of kilns at Seneca Sawmill.

Heather Oak Wood Products is going to host a delicious BBQ lunch, and we'll follow that with a tour of the Seneca kilns!  This tour has been highly anticipated and should not be missed.

Please check the website for updates as they become available.

Email Addresses Wanted!

We would like to transition to communicating by email for as much of the membership as possible. The 2019 dues notices have been emailed to those members for whom we have email addresses.  All other members were sent dues notices by regular mail.  Please include your email address with your response!

For more information click here









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Training / Events / New England Kilnd Drying Association - Spring Meeting
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 01:49:16 PM »
2019 Spring Meeting
WHEN: May 1-2, Keene, NH
WHERE: at the Best Western Plus Hotel (click for website) $99.99 per night

            Meeting Registration form (pdf)

            Meeting Program (pdf)

            Please click here for more information
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Job Postings / Boiler Operator / Boiler Operator Trainee -- St. Marie, ID
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 12:55:29 PM »
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.

This position supports the DAY shift team; Friday thru Monday, 7am-5:30pm

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.

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

For more information or to apply click here.

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Job Postings / Boiler Operator I -- Gaston, OR
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 12:14:45 PM »
Description
As a Boiler Operator I, you will operate boilers and / or kilns in an efficient and safe manner, responsibilities may include reading instruments and gauges to identify problems.  Maintain appropriate records and documentation (environmental, outputs, maintenance, and tolerances). Oversee and maintain boiler equipment – including monitoring operations and mixing needed chemicals to generate steam for dry kilns. Equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing and other maintenance functions.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS DEMONSTRATED:

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

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

STIMSON OFFERS:

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

For more information or to apply click here.

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.[/list]
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Job Postings / Boiler - Dry Kiln Technician -- Conway, SC
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 10:41:18 AM »
Boiler - Dry Kiln Technician
Posting ID:         18011

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:
Dry Kiln Technicians are responsible for measuring the moisture content of the lumber using various techniques and make the proper adjustments to the temperature, humidity and ventilation of the kilns to ensure the product reaches its specific moisture content requirements. Our technicians also maintain records and assist with preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment in addition to loading and unloading lumber.

Requirements:
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset
  • Knowledge of heating systems, kilns and other related power equipment 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.

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Job Postings / Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator-Grande Prairie
« Last post by admin on April 10, 2019, 10:04:17 AM »
Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator -- Grande Prairie (01013585)

Description
Weyerhaeuser's Grande Prairie lumber manufacturing facility is looking for skilled Kiln Operator/Forklift Operator with a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of large forklift operation and the ability to ensure quality lumber drying.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to safety, motivated to work, and works as a team member.

The expectations of this role include:
  • Clean up duties.
  • Machine center preventative maintenance.
  • Lockouts as required.
  • Work schedule consisting of a 12-hour CWW shift.
  • Flexibility to meet the changing needs within the business.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience operating a large forklift.
  • Able to work safely and follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and team skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good computer skills. (Excel skills)
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Able to conduct visual equipment inspections, perform basic preventive maintenance and assist maintenance in troubleshooting/improving equipment.
  • Must be able to do basic math, read dials, and insert data into spreadsheet.
  • Must be willing to work a 12-hour, rotating shift.
  • Must be able and willing to work with little or no notice on any shift, including weekends, overtime, and holidays.
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, in dusty and noisy conditions, while wearing safety equipment.
  • Must be able to meet the essential job function of this position, including but not limited to lift 2-20 pounds regularly, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, climb steps and ladders, work from height, and work in tight spaces.
  • Resume detailing your education and work history required.
  • Ability to meet all team norms and standards with a clear focus on active participation in the Safety Program.
  • Behavior consistent with the Safety Vision and Policy and the Site Principles.
  • Strong interpersonal, listening and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Aptitude for and experience in equipment operations.
  • Ability to prioritize and learn quickly.

About Wood Products:
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. and type  job number 01013585 to apply.

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 / Southeast Dry Kiln Club Spring Meeting
« Last post by admin on April 02, 2019, 11:09:06 AM »
Hold the Date !
Southeast Dry Kiln Club Spring Meeting
Dr. Gene Wengert will give the Technical Session

WHEN:  June 13 - 14, 2019
WHERE: Marion, NC area (specifics and tours TBD)
More meeting details will be forthcoming in SEDKC Newsletter.
Technical Session Topics given by Dr. Wengert:
Review of best techniques for
 * Drying white and red oak
 * Drying hard maple and other white woods
 * Getting more uniform final MC
 * Shortening kiln residence time
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Job Postings / Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee -- Tillamook, OR
« Last post by admin on March 14, 2019, 11:00:16 AM »
Boiler/Kiln Operator Trainee

Job Description
We are seeking a Boiler/Kilns 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.

This position supports the swing shift team.

Your qualifications:
  • Preferably possesses a basic understanding of boiler/kiln operation and maintenance, environmental regulations associated with boilers/kilns, and understanding of production flow and the role boiler/kilns play in the overall operations of the plant.
  • Flexible as the schedule can vary from day-to-day, and maybe include overtime.
  • Desire to expand learning in boiler processes and maintenance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate within and across departments.
  • Experience operating forklift, 950 and 966 Cat Loaders.
  • Mechanically inclined with an interest to further develop technical skills.
  • Minimum of 3 months experience at the plant or comparable environment.

Your responsibilities:
  • Performs daily responsibilities, including maintenance and operations of boilers but follows directions of boiler lead or boiler supervisor. Work in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Reading instruments and gauges to identify problems.
  • Maintain appropriate records and documentation (environmental, outputs, maintenance, and tolerances).
  • Oversee and maintain boiler equipment – including monitoring operations and mixing needed chemicals to generate steam for dry kilns.
  • Equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing and other maintenance functions.

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

For details about employee benefits and Stimson values: www.mystimson.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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Job Postings / KILN FORKLIFT - RUSSELLVILLE, AR
« Last post by admin on March 13, 2019, 03:15:16 PM »
KILN FORKLIFT - RUSSELLVILLE, AR


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
  • 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 encouraged 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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General Discussion / Re: Different Types of Kiln baffling.
« Last post by JedLagoy30 on March 08, 2019, 08:54:47 AM »
Yes this is in a Continuous Kiln. Thank you for the tip on the top and bottom baffles meeting the end baffles I will keep this in mind. I will post the results of this experiment to keep everyone informed. The whole CDK is 232 feet with a heating chamber of about 116 ft. With two conditioning chambers of around 58 ft. These particular samples will be installed on a door baffle first to see if it can withstand the heat with stacks of lumber rubbing across it for 3 to 4 months on next shut down after this one coming up in June it being in Texas its going to be pretty hot by then and I should be able to collect relevant data from that and go from there. We run our kilns around 256 Degrees, in June we should be seeing temps around 260 just from ambient temp bumping up the heat. So our exiting sides should be around 230 degrees or so TDAL around 28-32.
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