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

Mass Timber Production Team Leader

Are You Inspired? Mass Timber Career Opportunity:

West Kootenay-based Kalesnikoff has completed constructing a new $36 million Mass Timber facility between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. which will use state-of-the-art equipment from European and other exceptional manufacturers. This will be 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 project managers around the world are increasingly seeking high-quality, customized mass timber products to create stunning, sustainable, and energy-efficient buildings. We believe 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.

Role & Objective:

The Production Team Leader for the 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 the 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 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’ 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 communications skills verbally and written
  • 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 by December 4, 2020

 

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. We practice sustainable forest management and are dedicated to preserving the beautiful environment in which we live and work. As one of the cleanest and most well-managed, high-technology speciality mills in B.C., we are committed to supporting our customers, communities and environment while producing some of the finest grain and highest quality softwood lumber 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.

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General Operations + Finishing Team Member

Our Company: Kalesnikoff

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 an integrated Mass Timber company, we have been manufacturing specialty products for customers around the globe for over 81 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:

We are excited to be building our team here at Kalesnikoff Mass Timber and are currently seeking 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 to provide support where needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED)
  • A commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Flexible approach to work tasks with 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 wood working/ timber framing environment would be an asset.
  • Experience operating a forklift would be considered an asset
  • Carpentry experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience operating equipment or machine centers
  • Enjoy working with wood

 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by October 30, 2020 by emailing ">.

 

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. 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. Learn more at www.kalesnikoff.com

 

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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CNC Finishing Operator

Are you Inspired? Mass Timber Career Opportunity:

West Kootenay-based Kalesnikoff has completed constructing a new $36 million Mass Timber facility between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. which has state-of-the-art equipment from European and other exceptional manufacturers. This is a highly advanced, fully integrated mass timber facility, producing exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams. Leading architects, engineers, designers and project managers around the world are increasingly seeking high-quality, customized mass timber products to create stunning, sustainable, and energy-efficient buildings. We believe 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 hiring experienced, skilled and passionate team members.

 

Role & Objectives:

The CNC Operator position is responsible for precise programming, operation and coordination of our two state-of-the-art CNC machines:

1.    Uniteam CLT 400, dual spindle gantry CNC machine

2.    Uniteam CK 18 beam CNC machine

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all timber panels and beams are milled with precision and to the highest quality to meet our customers’ expectations.
  • Manage and coordinate production flow through both CNC machines to meet delivery schedules
  • Manage machine interface between CADworks and DDX software platforms
  • Conduct QC on machine-cut parts to ensure the accuracy of the specified drawings.
  • Maintain all equipment and tooling to ensuring high uptime performance.
  • Perform regular inspections and calibrations of the machine to ensure precision accuracy
  • Ensure safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience operating 5 axis CNC machines
  • A passion for timber, carpentry experience
    Experience reading and interpreting plans/designs.
  • Experience with computer modelling such as CADWorks, Autocad, Revit, Solidworks, DDX, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines and maintain strict control over customer data files and revisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

 

Contact information/how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to .

 

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. We practice sustainable forest management and are dedicated to preserving the beautiful environment in which we live and work. As one of the cleanest and most well-managed, high-technology speciality mills in B.C., we are committed to supporting our customers, communities and environment while producing some of the finest grain and highest quality softwood lumber 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?

APPLY NOW