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

Millwright Kalesnikoff Mass Timber

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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.

Millwright role and objective:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a Red Seal millwright with experience in mechanical operations to join our mass timber team at our facility between Nelson and Castlegar, BC.

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot industrial machinery and equipment
  • Suggest methods of improvement to equipment
  • Inspect and examine machinery to troubleshoot irregularities and malfunctions
  • Operate tools to fabricate parts
  • 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 hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years in mechanical role(s)
  • Red Seal certification
  • Experience with mobile equipment, aerial platforms and forklifts
  • Strong pneumatic and hydraulic aptitude
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by April 23, 2021.

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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Mass Timber Project Coordinator

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Mass Timber career opportunity:

Kalesnikoff Mass Timber’s new state-of-the-art mass timber production facility is the most-advanced, fully-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility in North America, producing exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams. Mass timber is poised to transform building design and wood innovation here in North America as it has in Europe, and we’re thrilled to play a role in this evolution. We are hiring experienced, skilled and passionate team members to support our growing operations.

Mass Timber Project Coordinator role and objective:

The Mass Timber Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting 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. This position will be based out of our Vancouver office.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the planning, implementation, and management of mass timber projects from beginning to end.
  • Work with Sales and the Project Management teams to develop strategies and processes to execute and deliver integrated mass timber solutions to projects across North America.
  • Maintain project schedules in conjunction with our clients and production team to achieve all project milestones.
  • Manage the submittals process, ensuring clear documentation, timely approvals and organized recordkeeping.
  • Manage the procurement process including relevant subcontractors (ie. steel/misc. metals, installation, etc.), and suppliers, 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.
  • Maintain and track all financial aspects of projects including budget to actual forecasts and construction cash flows.
  • 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 preferred
  • 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) considered an asset
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial attitude

Contact information/how to apply:

The Mass Timber Project Coordinator role is a salaried position and will be an integral part of our Kalesnikoff team. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by April 23, 2021.

About Kalesnikoff:

Since 1939 and over four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. From seedlings to solutions, we practice sustainable forest management and are dedicated to preserving the beautiful environment in which we live and work. With one of the cleanest and most well-managed, high-technology specialty mills in B.C. and our world-class mass timber facility, we are committed to supporting our customers, communities and environment while producing some of the finest products in the world.

As an independent, family owned and operated company we think in terms of generations, not quarters, and we recognize that people are our most valuable resource.

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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Planer Supervisor

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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.

Planer Supervisor role & objective:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a strong leader with experience in lumber manufacturing to lead the Planer Production Team at our facility near Castlegar, BC.  The successful applicant will provide results in safety, quality assurance, production efficiency, and team-building.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a safe culture by example. Uphold established safety programs, including all necessary documentation, in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety Regulations. Provide feedback to Leadership regularly on any unsafe conditions.
  • Observe production and highlight opportunities to gain efficiencies through cost reductions, recovery opportunities, and improving work environments.
  • Develop the Planer Team both together and individually through performance management and training.
  • Ensure production of quality products in alignment with Kalesnikoff’s high standards.
  • Deliver on finished Planer products as scheduled by Leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience in wood products manufacturing
  • 2 years of experience in a supervisory role in manufacturing, preferably industry relevant
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Acute knowledge of wood manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Excellent communications skills both verbally and written
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Outlook and Excel
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Results focused
  • Relevant post-secondary education would be an asset
  • OFA 3 would be an asset
  • Lumber Grading ticket would be an asset
  • BSA ticket would be an asset

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by April 16, 2021.

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. We see the product through the entire process, from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery. Our new facility uses 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?

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Finishing Team Members

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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?

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General Operations

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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?

 

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