Baillie Lumber Co.
  • 10-Sep-2020 to 09-Jan-2021 (MST)
  • Potter
  • Allegany, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Kiln Operator Summary

Potter Lumber in Allegany, NY is hiring for a Kiln Operator. This position is a full time opportunity working for a world class hardwood lumber manufacturer.  The main responsibility of this role is to oversee the drying of lumber in a kiln, measuring and tracking the moisture content and overseeing the operation and maintenance of various drying apparatus.

Kiln Operator Responsibilities:

  • Controls dry kilns to dry lumber to specified moisture content: Measures moisture content of lumber preparatory to drying, using moisture meter, or cuts, weighs, and places lumber samples in curing oven and reweighs samples periodically as they are drying to determine rate and percentage of moisture reduction
  • Determines drying cycle and schedule, considering factors such as species, thickness, and quantity of lumber to be dried, initial moisture content of lumber, or moisture reduction rate of lumber samples.
  • Reads recording gauges and weighs lumber samples periodically during drying process and readjusts temperature and humidity controls to regulate moisture reduction rate and avoid damage to lumber.
  • Measures moisture content of lumber at completion of drying cycle, using moisture meter, to ensure that specified amount of moisture has been removed.
  • Monitors quality of drying utilizing kiln samples and adjusts drying rates to ensure lumber meets quality standards
  • Operate forklift to load/unload dry kilns
  • Oversees operation and maintenance of natural gas boilers and coordinates night and weekend on-call schedule.

Kiln Operator Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a kiln operator
  • Excellent math and measuring
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
  • Leadership skills 
  • Communication skills

Kiln Operator Pay & Benefits:

  • Full Time Hours
  • Competitive Pay
  • Full Plan of Benefits

***Please refer to the "Full Job Description" button below to review our physical demands form prior to applying to this position.***

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