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Jobs in the Lumber Industry

Lots has changed in today's lumber manufacturing industry!  New careers in business management, operations, lumber grading, information technology, sales and marketing and more are waiting to be discovered!  You will not find an industry anywhere that is more sustainably responsible on the planet! Take a few moments to view our brief video selections on this page to learn more about career options at a lumber mill that you may have never thought existed.  Then browse the current job listings available today! Click Here for a downloadable PDF that will provide additional insight into this career-opportunity filled industry!

Careers

  • Introduction to working in a Lumber Mill
  • Log Scaler
  • Information Technology
  • Planer Mill Operator
  • Electrician
  • Kiln Operator

Current Job Listings

Lumber Yard Manager

Employer: Stonewood Products
Job location: 15 Great Western Rd, Harwich, MA, USA
Contact: Shannah Cullen - Scullen@StonewoodProducts.com
Job Title: Lumber Yard Manager
Job Description:

Our Lumber Yard Manager controls the flow of our lumber yard and products. You will be responsible for our lumber sales building, shipping/receiving of all product, inventory control and employee development. The right candidate will be customer and product driven with a passion for bringing new products to the market.

Salary Range: $50,000 - 75,000
Comments:

We provide a safe, clean work environment. All customers and employees are practicing social distancing and we have taken many additional safety precautions to keep all of our employees and customers happy and healthy.

 

Previous experience in a management role is required.

Licensed Boiler Operator

Employer: Robbins Lumber Inc. / Georges River Energy
Job location: 53 Ghent Road, Searsmont, ME, USA
Contact: Catherine Robbins-Halsted - crobbins@rlco.com
Job Title: Boiler/Kiln Operator
Job Description:

We have a full time opening for a Licensed Boiler Operator to run a new bio-mass fueled high pressure 8.5 MW steam turbine. Georges River Energy is a subsidiary of Robbins Lumber, Inc. It is co-located on a 40 acre site. Robbins Lumber is a high tech Eastern White Pine Lumber Mill.

Salary Range: hourly based on license skill.
Comments:

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits to the qualified applicant. Please look at our website www.RLCO.com for more information and for an application or call 207-342-5221.

Field Representative

Employer: American Lumber Standard Committee, Inc.
Job location:
Contact: David Kretschmann - alsc@alsc.org
Job Title: Field Representative
Job Description:

Primary responsibilities of a field inspector are to conduct spot audits of randomly selected mills and facilities who are subscribers of accredited agencies.  The audit is a check on the performance of the accredited agencies and their compliance with ALSC program enforcement regulations.  Every field representative is given a geographic region for which they are responsible.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education
Comments:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently. A minimum two-year forestry or wood technology degree or equivalent work experience is required.  Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with sawmill quality control and/or kiln drying is a plus. The field representative will be expected to be away from home 140-150 nights a year. We offer medical & dental insurance, life insurance, 401 (K) profit sharing, paid vacations, paid holidays.

Lumber Grader

Employer: DiPrizio Pine Sales
Job location: 5 Kings Highway, Middleton, NH, USA
Contact: Lisa Brown - lbrown@lavalleys.com
Job Title: Lumber Grader
Job Description:

Positions open for a Lumber Grader Certified by NELMA. 40 hours a week with an on time bonus.

Salary Range: TBD
Comments:

We offer matchign 401k, health insurance, vacation days & personal time, life insurance, on time weekly bonus and much more.

Planer & Molder Operators

Employer: Diprizio Pine Sales
Job location: 5 Kings Highway, Middleton, NH 03887, USA
Contact: Lisa Brown - lbrown@lavalleys.com
Job Title: Planer & Molder Operators
Job Description:

Experienced Planer and Molder Operator positions open. 40 hours a week with an on time bonus.

Salary Range: TBD
Comments:

We offer matching 401k, health insurance, vacation days & personal time, life insurance, on time weekly bonus and much more.

Tooling Technician

Employer: Limington Lumber Company
Job location: 411 Pequawket Trail, East Baldwin, ME, USA
Contact: Jim Henderson - jim@limingtonlumber.com
Job Title: Tooling Technician
Job Description:

The ideal candidate will have experience in precision grinding and sharpening using CNC machines. This position will be responsible for manufacturing all pattern and straight knives. Grinding, sharpening and maintaining the heads for our WACO MAXI planer. Must be detail oriented and mechanically inclined. Has the ability to work independently and a team player as well. Planer mill experience is a plus. Limington Lumber will train a strong candidate.

Salary Range: Depending on Experience
Comments:

We Offer: Competitive wages, production bonus, safety incentives, medical & dental insurance, life insurance, 401 (K) profit sharing, paid vacations, paid holidays, paid sick time, employee discounts.

Sawmill Machine Operator

Employer: Hancock Lumber
Job location: 1260 Poland Spring Road, Casco, ME, USA
Contact: Kevin Raven - kraven@hancocklumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Machine Operator
Job Description:

Requirements; Safety Conscious, Motivated, Reliable Team Player. experienced Sawmill Machine Operator, Knowledge and skilled in Log Debarking, Band sawing, Edging, Trimming, Sorting and Stacking. Knowledge of NELMA Eastern White Pine Grades is important.

Salary Range: Range TBD, based on experience. Hourly position.
Comments:

Reports to Sawmill Manager. Work hours; Monday-Thursday 6-430pm and a half day on friday. Excellent benefits, Wellness plan, Performance Bonuses and retail lumber yard discounts.

Maintenance MillWright

Employer: Hancock Lumber
Job location: 407 Stinson Street, Pittsfield, ME, USA
Contact: Kevin Raven - kraven@hancocklumber.com
Job Title: Maintenance/Millwright
Job Description:

Requirements; Safety Conscious, Self Motivated, Mechanically Skilled, Reliable Team Player. Responsible for Mill Preventative and Workorder Maintenance. Maintain equipment considering operator input. Able to interpret technical data and prints. Researches parts needed in advance and has a plan. Test to ensure machine operates after maintenance procedure. Accurately records PM and Workoder data proficient with technology-Computer/I-Pad.

Salary Range: Range TBD, Hourly Position
Comments:

Reports to Maintenance Supervisor. Work hours: Tuesday-Friday 2pm-12am, 40 hrs minimum. Excellent benefits, Wellness plan, Performance Bonuses and Retail Lumber Yard Discounts.

Sawmill Laborer

Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Road, Moose River, ME, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming - LRamming@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Laborer
Job Description:

Sawmill laborers are responsible for safely operating machines and cleaning. Multiple positions are available within the mill.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer full time day or night shift with weekends off and optional overtime. Full time benefits are available!

PLC Programmer/Automation Technician

Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Road, Moose River, ME, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming - LRamming@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: PLC Programmer/Automation Technician
Job Description:

The PLC Programmer/Automation Technician is responsible for maintaining programming, hardware networking, and communication. He/she will troubleshoot, determine causes of failure, and then correct the issues as well as be able to interface/troubleshoot motor starters, run relays, VFDs, servo motors and controls, and all other PLCs. He/she will also contribute to a learning environment and adhere to established company policies an procedures.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer a very flexible schedule for this position with full time benefits.

Maintenance/Millwright

Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Rd, Moose River, Maine 04945, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming - LRamming@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Maintenance/Millwright
Job Description:

Maintenance employees are responsible for the preventive/proactive maintenance of all equipment at the facility. Other components include repairing, installing, and fabricating machinery.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

Full time benefits available!

Boiler/Kiln Operator

Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Rd, Moose River, Maine 04945, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming - LRamming@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Boiler/Kiln Operator
Job Description:

Boiler/kiln operators ensure the safe operation of the boiler for heat/kiln production. Some duties include, but are not limited to operating a forklift, cleaning, shoveling, sanding, plowing, kiln changes, loading lumber into kilns for drying, checking moisture content percentage, and assisting/supporting all other departments where necessary. Employees are encouraged to obtain state boiler operator permit/licensing.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer full time day or night shift with weekends off and optional overtime. Full benefits are available.

Electrician

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber
Job location: 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
Contact: Janine Dever - jdever@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Electrician
Job Description:

Maintains the overall electrical distribution system to provide safe and efficient operation. Trouble shoots system and takes corrective action. Make repairs to ensure compliance with the national electrical code. Ensures that feeders and branch circuits have the correct over current protection and cable size/ check switch gears, disconnect contactors, starts and similar equipment to determine their reliability.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

Full time benefits available!

Maintenance/Millwright

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber Company
Job location: 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
Contact: Janine Dever - jdever@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Maintenance/Millwright
Job Description:

Maintenance employees are responsible for the preventive/proactive maintenance of all equipment at the facility. Other components include repairing, installing and fabricating machinery.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

Full time benefits available!

Loader Operator

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber
Job location: 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
Contact: Janine Dever - jdever@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Loader Operators
Job Description:

Operators Loader in a safe and efficient manner. Moves lumber, round wood, or residuals to facilitate the operation of the mills, kilns, and shipments. Responsible for fueling, lubricating, daily maintenance and safety checks as required by the operator maintenance checklist.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

Full time benefits available!

Planer Mill Laborer

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber Company
Job location: 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
Contact: Janine Dever - jdever@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Planer Mill Laborer
Job Description:

Planer Mill Laborers are responsible for safely operating machines and cleaning. Multiple positions are available within the mill.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer full time day or night shift positions and optional overtime. Full time benefits are available!

Sawmill Laborer

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber Company
Job location: 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
Contact: Janine Dever - jdever@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Laborer
Job Description:

Sawmill laborers are responsible for safely operating machines and cleaning.  Multiple positions are available within the mill.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer full time, day or night shift positions and optional overtime.  Full time benefits are available!