Quality Control Technician

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 13 days ago
$30.50 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

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.

Role and Objectives:

The Quality Control Technician, under the direction of Director, Business Intelligence, is responsible for ensuring superior product quality and value optimization across operations while remaining in compliance with applicable company standards and programs.


  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that Company quality standards are effectively implemented.
  • Provide leadership in safety by adhering to all safe work procedures (SWP) and practices. Ensure you are signed off annually.
  • Help identify areas where we may be exposed to safety hazards and assist in the development of new SWP’s.
  • Ensure operational excellence in quality control, data management, inventory control and manufacturing.
  • Conduct daily quality control audits across operations.
  • Ensure adequate corrective measures are implemented on a timely basis in cases of non-compliance.
  • Observe systems and processes and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Identify and communicate key indicators of performance.
  • Assess and ensure we are maximizing value back to the company by performing regular checks and provide recommendations on improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties as requested or required.



  • Post secondary studies in forestry, wood science, or manufacturing is an asset.
  • One (1) year of experience in quality control inspections, or equivalent.
  • Broad business acumen.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory agency quality assurance/control activities
  • Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written
  •  Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
  •  Proactive and focused on continuous improvement.


Working Conditions:

  • Overtime as required.
  • Occasional exposure to dust and fumes
  • Requires frequent stooping/bending/crouching, reaching, handling, finger dexterity, sitting, standing, walking, and lifting 20 or more lbs.
  • Constant finger dexterity and ability to hear, and talk, and possess depth perception.
  • Occasional climbing and carrying
  • Moderate noise intensity level


Compensation Package:

  • Wage: $30.50
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday Days: 6:30am – 3:00pm & Afternoons: 3:00pm – 11:30pm
  • 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.


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.


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


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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