CNC Operator

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 5 months ago
$29.50 per hour
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 Operator, under the direction of appropriate Manager/Team Lead/Coordinator is responsible for the precise operation and coordination of our state-of-the-art CNC Machines, which currently include the Biesse CLT 400 Dual Spindle Gantry CNC, and the Hundegger Robot Drive 1300 Max. Soon to include a Hundegger PBA – a Dual Spindle Gantry CNC. The CNC operator is responsible for, and must be proficient at maximizing uptime, interpreting CAD and other industrial drawings and blueprints, maintaining tools and preventative maintenance, and ensuring high quality control by making necessary adjustments to maintain consistency. The operator must also have excellent attention to detail and strong emphasis on computer operated equipment.

Compensation Package:

  • Wage: $29.50 per hour.
  • Shift premiums: Nightshift: $.50 per hour.
  • 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.
  • Respect and respond to direction given.
  • Load and unload machine safely, while maximizing offload and re-load efficiencies
  • Manage and coordinate production flow through both CNC machines to meet delivery schedules.
  • Ensure all timber panels and beams are milled with precision and to the highest quality to meet customer expectations.
  • Conduct QC on machine-cut parts to ensure the accuracy of the specified drawings.
  • Train new employees, and ensure performance is to standard.
  • Maintain tooling to ensure high uptime performance together with CNC Coordinator
  • Perform regular inspections of machine to ensure precision accuracy and maintain machine condition.
  • Recognizes and report machine issues/warnings immediately to CNC Coordinator or Supervisor
  • Ensures precise maintenance of programs and program files.
  • Report production progress daily
  • Performs routine cleaning, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and maintains orderly work, storage areas and department.
  • Be open for suggestions, change and adjustments for constant improvement.
  • Secondary duties required as per related SWP.


  • One (1) year(s) minimum experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to use and read all measuring equipment associated with this trade (e.g., calipers, tape measure, squares, etc.).
  • Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and software computer programs.
  • Experience as a CNC Operator an asset – preference given to those with woodworking CNC background.
  • Experience as a CNC Operator an asset – preference given to those with woodworking CNC background.
  • Knowledge and experience with Biesse Works and Cambium an asset
  • Knowledge of safe operation of CNC Machines, Cranes, Rigging and Material Handling an asset
  • Lumber grading, or wood product knowledge an asset.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, interact well with employees in all departments and have a high degree of attention to detail. ]
  • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Makes suggestions for improvement.
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.

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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