Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 14 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.

Operations Role and Objectives:

We are seeking Operations 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:

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)


  • High school diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED).
  • One year’s experience working with machinery in a manufacturing setting is considered an asset.
  • A commitment to safety in the workplace.
  • Flexible approach to work tasks with a willingness to support other departments as required.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team.
  • Must have a reliable method of transportation.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and apply learning in day-to-day processes.
  • Experience in lumber manufacturing or heavy industrial environment would be an asset.

Physical demands and working conditions:

  • You can lift/carry 20-40 lbs. repetitively for up to 8 – 12 hours a day.
  • You can lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • You are comfortable working in a multi-temperature environment.
  • You can expect these great benefits:
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, 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 careers@kalesnikoff.com. 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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