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Position Responsibilities

  • Monitor data from kiln computers and from moisture probes to ensure even drying process
  • Uses computer to take temperature sets, based on monitoring of data throughout the shift
  • Performs moisture probes to meter moisture of lumber unit
  • Raises and lowers baffles and door baffles to direct flow of air in kilns
  • Works closely with Planing Mill to verify quality of wood resulting from the drying process: presence of stains, warps, lumber overdry or overwet, wood not allowed to sit too long before drying
  • Safely operates forklift to load and unload lumber from kilns
  • Decks lumber units as required for drying or transporting to the Planer or Shipping
  • Moves lumber units from Sawmill to Dry Kilns or to Drying Yards or to Planing Mill by forklift
  • Load and unload lumber units
  • Transports units of lumber around lumber yard
  • Greases kiln carts as needed
  • Follow all company safety procedures and use safe work practices at all times

 Position Requirements

  • Three (3) years experience as Kiln Operator
  • Ability to apply mechanical principles to practical situations using machines, hand tools, or techniques in a variety of jobs ranging from routine to complex
  • Ability to operate special equipment and machines, and perform routine physical work. Load, unload and operate assorted machines
  • Observe all safety rules
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High achiever who demands quality work, is efficient and constantly striving to improve processes
  • Must be team oriented

Salary / Wage

$ 21.85 per hour, plus full health benefits

Resume Closing Date

Open until filled

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 21.85
    Accessible by Public Transportation: No