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.

To see our mass timber facility in action and learn about the Kalesnikoff family legacy, check out our video tour and our family video.

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

Mass Timber Project Manager

Are you Inspired? Mass Timber Career Opportunity:

Kalesnikoff Mass Timber has recently launched a state of the art, $36 million Mass Timber production facility located between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. Our plant is the most advanced, fully integrated mass timber facility in North America, producing exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams. Leading architects, engineers, designers and builders around the world are increasingly seeking high-quality, customized mass timber products to create stunning, sustainable, and energy-efficient buildings. We are confident that Mass Timber will positively transform building design and wood innovation here in North American as it has in Europe and we’re thrilled to play a role in this evolution.

If this excites you as much as us, we want to hear from you. We are now hiring experienced, skilled and passionate team members to support our growing operations.

Role & Objective:

The Mass Timber Project Manager will be responsible for leading the company’s participation in mass timber construction projects across North America, delivering advanced solutions and products for North American and International mass timber projects from initial schematic design through to installation.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and management of mass timber projects from beginning to end
    Work with Sales and the Project Teams to develop strategies and processes to execute and deliver integrated mass timber solutions to projects across North America
  • Develop and maintain project schedules in conjunction with our Clients to achieve all project milestones
  • Manage the submittals process ensuring clear documentation and timely approvals
  • Maintain and track all financial aspects of projects including budget to actual forecasts and construction cash flows
  • Manage the procurement process including relevant subcontractors (IE steel/misc metals, installation, etc), suppliers, consultants, etc
  • Provide alternate design, specification and construction solutions when problems are encountered, resolve issues and provide constructive cost competitive options and possible ways forward to secure contracts
  • Collaborate with Sales Team to establish project budgets for Company offerings of products and services and final contract details, specifications and pricing
  • Monitor internal project specific design, manufacturing, purchased materials and service costs throughout the process to ensure target cost allocations and project margins are achieved

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent work experience in Construction, Engineering, Wood Processing or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Project Management. Experience in mass timber or other prefabricated construction technologies considered an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a customer focus
  • Proficient in applicable software (i.e. CadWorks, Revit, MS Office, Adobe CS) considered an asset
  • Strong organizational & planning skill
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial attitude

Contact information/how to apply:

The Project Manager is a salaried position and will be an integral part of our Kalesnikoff team.

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

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Opportunities for experienced sawmill and mass timber workers

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Experienced sawmill and mass timber workers wanted

We are hiring experienced sawmill and mass timber workers. If you enjoy a sawmill or mass timber environment and have experience with various machine centers, operating equipment, providing leadership or other skills you developed while working in the industry, we’re interested in hearing from you.

We have several opportunities open for experienced team members and will create additional opportunities for the right candidates.

 

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to . Please tell us about your sawmill or mass timber experience and the type of role you are seeking. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

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.

 

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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Design Tech

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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.

Role & Objectives:

The Design Tech will be responsible for supporting the Sales Team and Project Manager in concept design, 3D modeling and critical project elements to ensure successful design of Mass Timber structures. You will interpret the project plans and ensure the structural design maximizes the best possible use of our Glulam & Cross Laminated Timber products, while meeting the customers’ vision and objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Company’s Project Manager and in cooperation with the Company’s Sales Lead and Production Manager, developing initial 2 and 3 D structural and architectural mass timber component and connection project plans
  • Align architectural designs with structural designs and identify and resolve any discrepancies that may arise in the process
  • Working and communicating with sales, production, fabrication, installation and client teams to effectively transfer design files into shop and production drawings and assembly documents
  •  Creating schedules and other files required to successfully complete internal and external project documentation (managing and modifying Company historic files)
  • Ability to read blueprints and architectural specifications

Qualifications:

  • Architectural and/or Building Technology Diploma
  • Experience drafting, shop drawing or 3-D modeling with CADWorks, Rhino, Revit, Solidworks, or other 3D design softwares.
  • Working knowledge of Engineered Wood Product (EWP) and EWP standards including CSA 086, ANSI/APA – PRG 320 Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber and ANSI Standard A190.1-2012, Standard for Wood Products—Structural Glued Laminated Timber
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

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?

APPLY NOW

Estimator

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. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity.

 

Role and objectives:

The Estimator will be responsible for supporting the Sales Team and Director of Manufacturing in reviewing construction documents to develop understanding of scope requirements and prepare compliant budget and tender proposals while performing detailed quantity takeoffs for mass timber, lumber, steel connectors and fasteners.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Solicit supply pricing and develop a solid understanding of products available in the market
  • Review contracts to ensure scopes of work match proposals
  • Develop budgets using preliminary design documents
  • Attend design assist meetings and provide feedback to improve design or constructability of Mass Timber projects
  • Follow-up and track quoted project work
  • Provide options to project team on how to modify designs to improve pricing
  • Use provided load calculations to determine material grades and connection types
  • Review addendums to see if scope of work has changed and determine its effect on project pricing
  • Review quote requests to determine if projects are worth pursuing
  • Put together quote documents laying out all pricing and relevant information
  • Put together tender packages

 

Qualifications:

  • Technical school education is an asset
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and structural drawings
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Excel, Project, and estimate takeoff software such as Onscreen Takeoff or Bluebeam
  • Experience with CADWorks, Rhino, Revit, or other 3D design softwares 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 until the position is filled.

The Estimator is a salaried position and will be an integral part of our Kalesnikoff team.

 

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 $27/ 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