CNC Manager

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 6 months ago
$95,000.00 per year
Full Time

Job Description

Our company:

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process — from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

Role and objectives:

The CNC Manager is responsible for leading the CNC Programming and Operator Team. The CNC Manager will oversee all CNC machines and programming tasks to improve the efficiency of production as well as the quality of finished products. This individual will assist, train and mentor all operators and programmers, ensuring the team is up to date and self-sufficient. The CNC Manager will also oversee corrections of malfunctions or irregularities and adjust procedures as required to ensure quality of production is maintained.

Compensation Package:

  • Starting at $95,000.00 per year
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program.
  • Team building and social events.
  • Training, development, and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to advance in your career.
  • Work-life balance
  • A great culture where we truly value our employees.


  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures. Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations; in collaboration with the Safety Department
  • initiating corrective actions
  • Continuously develop and update written operating procedures for all critical tasks within the operation. Ensure the workforce is adequately trained, and aware of their level of responsibility.
  • Hold people accountable when required.
  • Maintain regular department meetings.
  • Lead the CNC Programming and Operator Team
  • Responsible for all CNC machines
  • Overseeing programming tasks
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose common CNC problems with team and consult with manufacturer as necessary.
  • Maintain CNC programming schedule.
  • Quality Control on CLT and glulam parts and adjust tooling parameters accordingly.
  • Selecting new equipment and tooling
  • Organizing repair and machine servicing together with Maintenance Team
  • Assisting operators with set up of jobs on machines, but ultimately training and mentoring operators to be self-sufficient.
  • Ensuring that the CNC team remains up to date with mandatory training.
  • Communicate with supervisors, engineers, production control, quality and other shop personnel for assignments and to resolve machining or quality issues.
  • Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams to identify areas of inefficiency.
  • Within the scope of the job requirements, will be required to adhere and comply with provincial and federal law, the Company ISO Quality Program and procedures, Company policies and
  • Safety and Environmental Regulations.
  • Other duties as required.


Post-secondary diploma or certification in a related field preferred.
Completion of an apprenticeship program or a combination of over four (4) years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in machining.
CNC Machinist certification required.
Five (5) or more years’ of CNC experience in timber manufacturing setting is considered a requirement.
Experience with Hundegger CNC-machines and Biesse CNC-machines is required.
Ability to use CAM software “Cambium” and “DDX” is preferred.
Good MS Excel and MS Word skills
Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics, and manuals.
Ability to operate Hundegger CNC machines.
Good technical understanding of Hundegger CNC-machines
Good communication skills
Excellent people skills and the ability to deliver hands-on training.
How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to “> Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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?

Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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