Planer Optimizer Technician
Are you inspired?
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.
- 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
- 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?