Finishing Team Members

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 13 days ago
$28.50 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.

Finishing Role and Objectives:

We are seeking Finishing employees to join our team at Kalesnikoff. 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 between Castlegar and Nelson, BC to provide support where needed.

Compensation Package:

  • Wage: $28.50 per hour
  • Shift premiums: Nightshift: $.50 per hour, Weekend: $3:00 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

Hours of Work:

Weekend: 6 AM to 6 PM Friday-Sunday.

Weekday: Monday to Thursday rotating 10-hour shifts every 2 weeks: 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Dayshift) and 4:00 PM to 2:30 AM (Evening shift)


  • Completion of a post-secondary program is considered an asset.
  • Experience in Timber Framing, Fine Woodworking, Cabinet Making or other woodworking skills
  • Experience with species identification an asset
  • Ability to use measuring devices, such as (but not limited to) tape measure both imperial and metric, calipers.
  • Ability to read blueprints/shop drawings.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Physically capable of performing repetitive movements and occasionally lifting up to 55 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team.
  • Experience in a production environment would be an asset.
  • Woodworking experience would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with the use of small, handheld power tools would be an asset.

Job Duties

  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Respect and respond to direction given.
  • Working safely near crane, forklift and other equipment.
  • Wax panels and beams in accordance with instructions
  • Apply banding, dunnage and paper wrap, per packaging procedures (can differ between projects and products, be sure to understand requirements)
  • Read shop draws and interprets next tasks, based on customer specifications, and needs.
  • Use hand-tools for squaring, sanding, and other fine finishing requirements.
  • Apply stains or coating products, in accordance with shops customer specs.
  • Apply membranes, or other materials, in accordance with shops and customer specs.
  • Apply correct stamping to panels and beams, in accordance to shop drawings/production documentation.
  • Package per diagrams, shops and customer specs and/or Team Leader instructions.
  • Labeling panels/beams and packages per internal labeling process.
  • Tracking hours on jobs and tasks and assigning appropriately to correct customer group – per shift.
  • Basic QC checks, referring customer specs and shop drawings.
  • Cut dunnage for units on the chop saw.
  • Rip inlay and other material on the table saw.
  • Measure, install and place hardware to specifications.
  • Plane down material as needed in small workshop planer.
  • Install inlays in panels or beams, when needed, per quality program.
  • Keeps working area clean.
  • Able to learn mobile or lifting equipment: Crane, Forklift, Combi-Forklift, Electric Forklift
  • Removes full wood and garbage bins as needed, to keep area flowing, and tidy.
  • Assist in training other teammates.
  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and approving role specific operations manuals and safety documentation.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

You can expect these great benefits:

  • 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.

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

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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