Careers at Kalesnikoff

Are you inspired? We want to hear from you. Take a look at the career opportunities below and send your resume and cover letter along to us; we’re always seeking talented, hard-working members to add to our exceptional team.

Forestry Jobs for Tomorrow’s Future

As one of the most innovative and well-managed specialty mills in North America, Kalesnikoff is committed to supporting forestry jobs within our local community, and delivering to our customers, while caring for our environment. We sustainably produce some of the finest grain and highest quality mass timber and softwood lumber products in the world. As an independent, family-owned and operated company since 1939, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource.

Our Home in the West Kootenay Region of BC

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the Kootenay region of BC is a highly desired and special place to call “home.” With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the West Kootenays isn’t just a region: it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

Professional Opportunities

Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper

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Our company

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

 

Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper role and objective

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper to join the Maintenance Team. The successful applicant will assist maintenance primarily with hot work hazard mitigation, including cleaning areas where hot work will take place, helping set up hoses and welding equipment, spark watch during hot work and helping to clean up after work is complete. The successful candidate would aid maintenance personnel when not needed for spark watch. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the fire suppression system in the sawmill, planer and dry shed. This role is a full-time weekend shift running from Fridays to Mondays.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform hot work hazard mitigation
  • Hot work site prep
  • Post-work clean-up
  • Operation and maintenance of our fire suppression systems
  • Support for the Maintenance Team
  • Active Fire Brigade member

 

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education is preferred (minimum high school diploma)
  • Mechanical knowledge would be an asset
  • Experience in the lumber industry would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Mature and able to work unsupervised
  • Knowledge or the desire to learn about maintaining mechanical equipment
  • Proven track record of showcasing a high level of safety awareness
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced and continually changing environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities while maintaining objectives
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment

 

Contact information/how to apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

 

Yesterday and today

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

 

About our Kootenay home

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

 

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Quality Assurance Technician

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Our company

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity.

 

Quality Assurance Technician role and objective

The Quality Assurance Technician will guarantee we produce superior quality products across all operations. This is a full-time role with a day shift/afternoon shift rotation. This position will support our sawmill operations and our mass timber operations as needed.

 

Responsibilities

  • Carry out laboratory testing to ensure the structural integrity of our products
  • Conduct daily quality control audits across operations
  • Observe systems and processes and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Ensure operational excellence in quality control, data management, inventory control and manufacturing
  • Identify and communicate key indicators of performance

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate
  • Post-secondary studies in forestry, wood science, or manufacturing would be an asset
  • Broad business acumen
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities
  • Self starter
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving skills

 

How to apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

Yesterday and today

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

 

About our Kootenay home

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

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Shipping & Inventory Coordinator

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Our company:

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

 

Shipping & Inventory Coordinator role and objective:

The Shipping and Inventory Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Sales Manager in order management, inventory controls and the coordination of logistics, by truck, rail and overseas freight. You will play a key role in the organization and management of our export programs, ensuring accurate and timely deliveries to our customers. You will also have a good understanding of our inventory flow and be able to forecast volumes against outstanding order files.

This is a salaried position. The successful applicant will report to our KMT Logistics Coordinator.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Enter orders and sales confirmations
  • Coordination and prioritization of shipments against order files
  • Be the ‘Process Owner’ for our Inventory Management System
  • Complete monthly and annual inventory checks using proper inventory management controls
  • Assist the Sales Manager in communications with customers to ensure excellent customer service
  • Complete export documentation and work with our Vancouver sales office to coordinate shipments overseas
  • Organize and manage freight programs via rail and truck
  • Coordinate site-to-site transfers of inventory
  • Create customs documentation for shipments crossing between Canada/USA borders
  • Continuously improve on sales systems and processes, focusing on organization, accuracy and efficiency
  • Prepare and distribute various daily/weekly/monthly sales and inventory reports

 

Qualifications:

  • Background in shipping – including rail, containers and trucks
  • Experience working in inventory systems
  • Background in sawmill production and/or quality control would be considered an asset
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with integrity at all times
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience working independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong collaboration, relationship building and teamwork skills
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner
  • Strong lateral thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel and Word, and ability to learn new computer systems quickly

 

Contact information/how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

 

Yesterday and today:

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery. Check out this video to see our new facility in action.

 

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

APPLY NOW

Production Team Leader

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Our company:

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

 

Production Team Leader role and objective:

The Production Team Leader for our Glulam Beam and Cross Laminated Timber Panel Manufacturing Facility will be responsible for executing a highly effective plant safety program, maintaining a dynamic team building environment, and achieving production and quality targets.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold our safety program standards, including all necessary documentation, in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
  • Accountable for achieving production targets and quality expectations – from the point of raw materials to manufactured product
  • Maintain a detailed production schedule that aligns with project and customer expectations
  • Grow the operations team through coaching, training and performance feedback
  • Optimize plant equipment and operations flow to achieve quality standards and efficiencies
  • Ensure production of quality products in alignment with Kalesnikoff’s world-class standards
  • Observe production and highlight opportunities to gain efficiencies through cost reductions, recovery opportunities and improving work environments

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education at an academic or technical school
  • Proven history in safety excellence
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role in manufacturing, preferably industry related
  • Experience working with engineered wood products would be an asset
  • Knowledge of wood manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong leadership skills with a results-oriented focus

 

Contact information/ how to apply:

The Production Team Leader is a salaried position and will be an integral part of our Kalesnikoff Leadership Team. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

 

Yesterday and today:

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

 

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

 

APPLY NOW

General Operations

Are you inspired?

 

Our company:

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

 

General Operations role and objectives:

We are seeking General Operations employees to join our team at Kalesnikoff. We are looking for candidates who are interested in a growth opportunity in a production environment, acquiring training in various job centers throughout our two facilities between Castlegar and Nelson, BC to provide support where needed.

This position offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED)
  • A commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Flexible approach to work tasks with a willingness to support other departments as required
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team
  • Experience in lumber manufacturing or heavy industrial environment would be an asset

 

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

Yesterday and today:

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

 

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

APPLY NOW

Finishing Team Members

Are you inspired?

 

Our company:

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

 

Finishing Team role and objectives:

We are excited to expand our team at Kalesnikoff Mass Timber and are looking for a diverse range of employees to join our inclusive workplace on our Mass Timber Finishing Team. The role will include sanding, staining and finishing wooden beams and panels with light power tools. Training will be provided. Compensation starts at $25/ hour, and there are plenty of opportunities to advance.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A commitment to safety in the workplace
  • An appreciation for woodworking projects
  • Eager to learn and grow
  • Accommodating and willing to support others as required
  • Able to work a rotating schedule with morning shifts, afternoon shifts and weekends
  • Physically capable of performing repetitive movements and occasionally lifting up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team
  • Experience in a production environment would be an asset
  • Woodworking experience would be an asset
  • Familiarity with the use of small, handheld power tools would be an asset

 

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

Yesterday and today:

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

 

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

APPLY NOW