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Log Yard Loader Operator

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Logyard Loader Operator

Buena Vista, VA

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc

 

Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, and molding and millwork segments worldwide.  We are a growing company with manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

 

Our Buena Vista, VA has an opening for a Loader/Operator. As part of the procurement team, the successful candidate will be responsible for supplying logs to 2 of our hardwood sawmill locations and merchandising yard.   This is an hourly position.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the receipt, purchase, storage, transfer and sale of logs
  • Safely and efficiently operate a rubber tired front-end loader with forks and log clamp
  • Preferred candidate will have ability to operate a knuckle boom loader
  • Properly handle, move, and store logs in inventory and in prepared loads
  • Follow established procedures to document and track the receipt, movement, and transfer of logs Take part in the receiving, purchasing, storing, loading, and shipping processes
  • Other duties as required, will include some chainsaw operation and administrative duties

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Proper use, care, and maintenance of heavy equipment
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment for at least 8 hours daily
  • Ability to occasionally lift and move 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to competently and safely operate a chainsaw
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying and recognizing tree species of the Eastern US
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round in all weather conditions
  • Ability and desire to wear personal protective equipment at all times and follow established safety procedures
  • Cognitive ability to interpret and follow establish administrative procedures
  • Experience in log scaling and grading preferred
  • Must pass drug screen and background check prior to employment

 

Northwest Hardwoods offers a highly competitive compensation program that includes a profit sharing plan and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage. Company paid life insurance, short term disability benefits, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation and paid holidays.

Candidates who meet these qualifications should submit resumes to humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities

Lumber Grader

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Lumber Grader

Marion, NC

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc

 

Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, and molding and millwork segments worldwide.  We are a growing company with manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

 

Our Marion, NC location has an opening for a Lumber Grader. The successful candidate will inspect and grade green lumber according to standards. Grading lumber may take place on table, moving belt, chain conveyor, or in racks inspecting for knots, stains, decay, splits, faulty edges, pitch pockets, wormholes, and defective milling.

This is a full-time hourly position.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work to meet quality lumber standards
  • Participate in quality control grade out reports on a bi-weekly rotation
  • Works towards solutions on any quality issues
  • Makes routine PM checks of equipment
  • Records any downtime and reoccurring machine issues
  • Assists in training new inspectors
  • Ability and willingness to work off shifts and overtime
  • Ability and desire to wear personal protective equipment at all times and follow established safety procedures
  • Cognitive ability to interpret and follow establish safety and administrative procedures
  • Participation in safety meetings

Northwest Hardwoods offers a highly competitive compensation program that includes a profit sharing plan and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage. Company paid life insurance, short term disability benefits, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation and paid holidays.

Candidates who meet these qualifications should submit resumes to humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities

 

Saw Filer – Centralia

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Saw Filer

Northwest Hardwoods Inc.

Centralia, WA

 

Number of Openings: 1

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork segments worldwide. We operate manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. We have an immediate opening, seeking a Saw Filer.

 

Job Description/Expectations/Key Functions:

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities for the following:

  • Grind, swage, and shape band saws, round saws, and chipper knives.
  • Clean, mill, and set saw guides.
  • Bench band and round saws.
  • Ability to tip round and band saws and pour babbit guides
  • Perform maintenance on grinders, side grinders, tipper, and milling equipment
  • Grind bandmills
  • Line up headrigs and rotary gangs
  • Troubleshoot saw issues such as lumber marking or off size lumber

 

Requirements:

  • An understanding of sawmill manufacturing operations with a priority on working safely.
  • Must be willing and have the aptitude to learn all filing room tasks and change all saws and canter knives.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Practice good house keeping.
  • Must supply some of your own tools.
  • Overtime may be required, as well as periodically working different shifts.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to be flexible, work in a changing environment, and work as part of a highly functional team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sawmill manufacturing processes, electricity, hydraulics, and mechanics.

 

Northwest Hardwoods provides a highly competitive compensation program with profit sharing plan. Comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage.   Company paid life insurance, short term disability, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation, 11 paid holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

 

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 

 

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Industrial Electrical Apprentice

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Industrial Electrical Apprentice

Dorchester Wisconsin – Northwest Hardwoods, Inc

 

Immediate full-time openings for an Industrial Electrical Apprentice with the following work habits: Safety-oriented, positive can-do-attitude, good work ethic, reliable, ability to follow instructions, and team player with demonstrated initiative.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. is looking for an Industrial Electrical Apprentice. The successful candidate will also have a good eye for detail and can handle stressful situations in a positive manner.  Must be able to troubleshoot, maintain and make repairs necessary for the safe, efficient operations of the mill during the assigned shift.

 

Requirements:

  • A high-school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Applicants must be safety conscious, self-motivated, and willing to work as a team player.
  • Willing to ask questions if lack of understanding. Willing to take and give feedback, criticism.
  • Must have flexible schedule – overtime, weekends.
  • Be adaptable, work where needed.
  • Willing to work in any conditions.
  • Completion of an accredited electrical program is preferred but not required in your consideration for this position.
  • Have a strong desire, dedication and determination to succeed, by continually improving skills through on the job training and various offered educational opportunities
    • Have some introductory experience with PLC’s and Ladder Logic knowledge
    • Elementary knowledge of programming and troubleshooting PLCs to include Allen Bradley (RSLogix500 and Control Logix)
    • Have some limited experience installing, configuring, repairing and maintaining various brands of AC and DC electronic drives and soft starts
    • Have some basic experience in configuration and calibration of a wide variety of sensors
    • Some experience in configuring ,set up and troubleshooting industrial network would be a plus

Northwest Hardwoods offers a competitive compensation program that includes a profit sharing plan and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage. Company paid life insurance, short term disability benefits, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

 

Candidates who meet these qualifications should submit resume to humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

 

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.