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

Production Team Leader

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.

 

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?

 

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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?

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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