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

Heavy Duty Mechanic

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.

 

Heavy Duty Mechanic role and objective:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic with experience in industrial operations to join the team at our sawmill facility between Nelson and Castlegar, BC.

This opening is for a production shift that runs day shifts and afternoon shifts between 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. five days a week.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose industrial mobile equipment, including wheel loaders, track machines, fork lifts, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose company fleet vehicles and perform small engine repair
  • Maintain heating and cooling systems on all equipment
  • Work closely with operators to troubleshoot various issues and achieve the best possible results
  • Participate in preventative maintenance program and help create programs for new equipment as built
  • Repair equipment in a timely manner
  • Interpret technical manuals and drawings
  • Complete detailed work orders/commissioning documentation
  • Maintain all mobile equipment on site

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years in heavy duty mechanical role(s)
  • Red Seal certification
  • Experience with mobile equipment, aerial platforms and forklifts
  • Strong troubleshooting background
  • Proficient working with computers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Welding and fabrication experience
  • Self-starter with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced 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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Financial Analyst

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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 a Financial Analyst to support our growing operations. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity.

 

Role and objective:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a focused and detail-oriented Financial Analyst with strong interpersonal skills to join our team at our sawmill office between Nelson and Castlegar, BC. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing analysis, reconciling costs and identifying areas for improvement.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with project accounting and margin analysis
  • Perform tasks to ensure accurate recognition of manufacturing costs
  • Prepare, set up and review work orders and other job costing system entries
  • Assist with capital budgeting and payback analysis
  • Provide analysis and support for the development of long-term capex plans
  • Review fixed asset purchases, reconcile and review assets under construction and the asset clearing GL accounts as part of month-end close
  • Prepare and post month-end journals
  • Reconcile various subledgers to GL
  • Cost analysis
  • Analyze various P&L line items to identify associated impact of short-term and long-term goals of the site and organization
  • Discover the root causes of internal and external facts that are influencing performance and outcomes
  • Identify opportunities to enhance margins and reduce working capital
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets and perform budget variance and analysis
  • Prepare quarterly budget reports
  • Support and guide budget users and managers
  • Utilize the understanding of ERP system and business processes to identify and solve issues by working in collaboration with cross-functional resources

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Commerce
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in finance/ accounting, ideally with a manufacturing background
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • A professional accounting designation (e.g. CPA) is preferred
  • Strong financial data analysis skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and relevant accounting software
  • Experience working within an ERP System considered an asset
  • Ability to provide financial advice and guidance to non-financial departments or teams
  • 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.

 

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 one of North America’s leading mass timber facilities 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

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.

 

Quality Assurance Technician role and objective:
• Guarantee we produce superior quality products across all operations

 

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

 

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

At Kalesnikoff, we think in terms of generations, not quarters, and we recognize that people are our most valuable resource.

Our independent, family-owned timber business has been passed down for four generations, and through it all we’ve followed our motto: “Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you.”

We run a sawmill and a new, industry-leading mass timber facility, where we produce sizeable environmentally-friendly wooden panels and beams that are used for walls, floors and ceilings in schools, community housing, university residences, commercial facilities and more.

Come build the future with us.

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 immediately 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:

Since 1939 and over four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. As one of the cleanest and most well-managed, high-technology specialty sawmills in B.C., we are committed to supporting our customers, our communities and our environment while producing some of the finest grain and highest quality softwood lumber products in the world.

Today, we are excited at the opportunity to create more jobs through our biggest investment yet – a $35 million mass timber facility. This new facility was recently constructed between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. and uses state-of-the-art equipment to produce exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber panels and glulam beams.

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

Get inspired.

 

Our company:

At Kalesnikoff, we think in terms of generations, not quarters and we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As an independent, family owned and operated sawmill and soon-to-be fully-integrated mass timber company, we have been manufacturing specialty products for customers around the globe for over 80 years. We don’t just work here – we live here, we play here, we invest here and we make forward thinking decisions that support our communities and our employees.

General Operations role and objectives:

With the expansion of our company, we are excited to be building our team here at Kalesnikoff and are currently seeing general operations employees to join our team immediately. 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 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:

How to apply:

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

Yesterday and today:

Since 1939 and over four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. As one of the cleanest and most well-managed, high-technology specialty mills in B.C., we are committed to supporting our customers, our communities and our environment while producing some of the finest grain and highest quality softwood lumber products in the world.

Today, we are excited at the opportunity to create more jobs through our biggest investment yet – a $35 million mass timber facility. We are now not only a sawmill, but also North America’s most advanced fully-integrated mass timber facility. Here, we will see the product through the entire process, from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing, mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery. This new facility was recently constructed between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. and will use state-of-the-art equipment, producing exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams.

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