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

Planer Optimizer 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.

Planer Optimizer Technician role & objective:

Reporting to the Product Supply Manager, the primary focus of the Planer Optimizer Technician will be to manage our automated lumber grading system at our sawmill. The Planer Optimizer Technician will work closely with the Planer Team Leader to ensure all planer products meet customer expectations while maximizing value back to the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in safety by adhering to all safe work procedures and practices
  • Assist in an operational capacity as necessary
  • Assist with MSR sample collection and testing as necessary
  • Responsible for the setup, and daily maintenance of the planer scanning and optimization equipment
  • Perform optimizer simulations with differing parameter setups to refine our manufacturing results
  • Continuously work with Microtec to create new features within the software
  • Utilize new and existing software to maximize value through tally management
  • Work in close liaison with the Sales Team to evaluate market opportunities and customer expectations
  • Manage Finishing End product quality to meet the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Monitor inbound fiber at the planer and provide constructive feedback on kiln and sawmill performance
  • Monitor planer mill finishing quality and provide suggestions on how to enhance product excellence
  • Perform various quality assurance checks to ensure we remain in compliance with company objectives

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates integrity, ethical business conduct, high personal standards and a keen understanding of safety
  • Comprehensive computer skills are required across various software platforms
  • Ability to sort through complex data and formulate conclusions
  • A thorough understanding of lumber grades and customer requirements
  • A valid lumber grading certification is required
  • High degree of initiative and demonstrated drive to achieve excellence
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Builds and maintains productive working relationships

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by February 12, 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. Here, we 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 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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Stores/ Inventory Coordinator

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About:

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 a fully-integrated Mass Timber company, we have been manufacturing specialty products for customers around the globe for over 82 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.

Job description:

We are currently recruiting for a STORES/INVENTORY COORDINATOR to join our team.  In this role, the successful candidate will be a self-starter and will perform a variety of duties in receiving, issuing, handling, and accounting for inventory stock throughout the facility.

Key accountabilities:

  • Receives delivered supplies, materials and equipment; confirms that delivered goods match purchase order specifications of quantity, condition, model number, etc. and completes all necessary documentation and computer entry for stock items received.
  • Issues supplies, materials and equipment to the Maintenance and mill employees; manually getting stock items from multiple stores locations which are specified in Work Order documents, in advance of issuance; completes all necessary work for stock items issued.
  • Ensures that all stores/inventory areas are clean, tidy and clear of clutter.
  • Organizes and maintains warehouse and inventory areas for efficient material storage and handling;
  • Maintains labeling system on each stock item, manually stocks inventory shelving with stock items received or returned.
  • Receives unused or returned material stock items; disassembles, inspects, determines suitability of material for restocking.
  • Utilizes inventory management software to properly account for issues, returns, receipts of new materials/stock items and associated back orders; inputs essential data on all materials; adheres to strict inventory management procedures in this regard.
  • Conducts cycle counting of inventory on hand based upon expectation that all items are counted on agreed upon frequency.
  • Completes the stores/inventory improvement plan.
  • Prepares and maintains records for stores/inventory department. Summarizes status and provides updates as required.
  • Assists the purchasing role and finance team in determining minimum stock levels and triggering re-orders.
  • Answers calls and correspondence relating to inventory and stock.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with others and contributes to a successful team.

Abilities

  • Physically and safely lift 75 lbs.
  • Operate and use various warehouse equipment including a forklift, electric lifts, hoists, etc.
  • Operate and use office equipment including a computer, copier, and printer and scanning devices.
  • Verbally communicate effectively with outside vendors as well as site workforce and immediate co-workers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and contribute to a successful team environment.
  • Show awareness and respect for the diversity of the workforce and the community.

Knowledge:

  • Purchasing principles and practices.
  • Warehouse operations and methods.
  • Shipping and receiving practices, procedures and terminology.
  • Safety principles and practices; provincial and federal health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Strong written skills and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office and Maximo.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, able to demonstrate initiative and drive for results.
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks timely and accurately.

Preference will be given to candidates with: industrial warehouse experience, a Purchasing Management certification (PMAC) and/or a background in wood products.

Apply:

Email resume to

Posting closes January 29, 2021

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General Operations + Finishing Team Member

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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:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by Feb. 12, 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. 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

Mass Timber Project Manager

Are you Inspired? Mass Timber Career Opportunity:

Kalesnikoff Mass Timber has recently launched a state of the art, $36 million Mass Timber production facility located between Castlegar and Nelson, B.C. Our plant is 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 builders around the world are increasingly seeking high-quality, customized mass timber products to create stunning, sustainable, and energy-efficient buildings. We are confident that 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 now hiring experienced, skilled and passionate team members to support our growing operations.

Role & Objective:

The Mass Timber Project Manager will be responsible for leading 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and management of mass timber projects from beginning to end
  • Work with Sales and the Project Teams to develop strategies and processes to execute and deliver integrated mass timber solutions to projects across North America
  • Develop and maintain project schedules in conjunction with our Clients to achieve all project milestones
  • Manage the submittals process ensuring clear documentation and timely approvals
  • Maintain and track all financial aspects of projects including budget to actual forecasts and construction cash flows
  • Manage the procurement process including relevant subcontractors (IE steel/misc metals, installation, etc), suppliers, consultants, 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
  • Collaborate with Sales Team to establish project budgets for Company offerings of products and services and final contract details, specifications and pricing
  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience in Project Management. 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, Adobe CS) considered an asset
  • Strong organizational & planning skill
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial attitude

Contact information/how to apply:

The Project Manager 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 January 29, 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. 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 specialty 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

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