• Full Time
  • Bemidji, MN
  • Salary: $35.25 per hour
  • Must be a US Citizen

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Job Description:

  • Operate and maintain high-pressure boilers.
  • Monitoring and communicating with forklift, planer, and coordinators on drying issues and results.
  • Utilize kiln control systems to consistently achieve drying goals and improve results.
  • Enter results in various spreadsheets and monitor drying results and trends against goals.
  • Troubleshoot kiln and boiler operating problems.
  • Comply with best practices as specified in the Improve ® system for achieving kiln excellence.
  • Enter all in-process lumber inventory daily and at month end into the kiln report.
  • Manually clean grates and cycle and dump ash as necessary.
  • Maintain auxiliary backup equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.
  • Utilize Maintenance Management System (AX) and write work orders as needed.
  • Monitor, record, and respond to boiler operations relative to MPCA operating permits, and operating and maintenance plans for pollution prevention.
  • Operate forklift and front-end loader to load kilns, clean ash, and load fuel.
  • Maintain good housekeeping habits.
  • Monitor fuel storage bin.
  • Inspect all fire protection systems; follow procedures as outlined on the Boiler Fire System Checklist.
  • Learn proper usage of all chemicals including appropriate PPE requirements and what to do in case of a spill or emergency.
  • Learn and have a basic understanding of the fire suppression system.
  • Maintain 5S/Total Productive Maintenance standards.
  • Assist in planning and executing semi-annual shutdowns.


  • Must possess a Minnesota Class 1B boiler operator license or above.
  • Ability to work independently and solely make important operating decisions directly affecting product quality and boiler operations.
  • Ability to learn and apply lumber drying concepts. Ability to operate equipment safely including various types of mobile equipment (i.e. forklift, front-end loader).
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems and components.
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and control multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule.
  • Capable of working in a boiler/sawmill environment with exposure to heat, noise, moving equipment, dust, and various weather conditions (heat, humidity, snow, and extreme cold).
  • Capable of climbing stairs and ladders, bending on a regular basis; lifting of up to 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and very safety conscious.
  • Position offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life and disability insurance, paid time off, and additional voluntary benefits.

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