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, SWPs, 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
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.