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!

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Careers

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

Current Job Listings

Sawmill and Planing Mill Positions

Employer: Hedstrom Lumber Company
Job location: 1504 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN, USA
Contact: Tina Hegg Roway - tina@hedstromlumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill/Planer Mill positions open
Job Description:

Entry-Level positions handling lumber, operating machinery, gaining knowledge to get promoted fast. Full time, year-round, full benefits. Review and a raise after 90 days. Day shift, Monday – Friday, 2.5 day weekends.

Salary Range: $14.25
Comments:

$13.25/hour starting wage plus $1.00/hr safety and attendance bonus paid monthly

Sawmill Machine Operators/Pine Log Scaler

Employer: Pleasant River Lumber - Sanford
Job location: 563 New Dam Rd, Sanford, ME, USA
Contact: Jamie Fall - jfall@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Machine Operator
Job Description:

Sawmill Machine Operators will learn multiple jobs throughout the Mill. We are in need of 2 Pine Log Scalers to scale our Pine Logs.

Salary Range: $14-$18/hr. depending on the experience level + Safety Bonus and incentives
Comments:

Pleasant River Lumber has been going strong during this Pandemic. We are looking for some experienced help to join our team to ensure we can keep things running smooth. If you are the right person for the job or if you want to schedule a tour of our facility please contact Jamie Fall.

Accountant

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

An exciting full time position is available for an Accountant to join a progressive, fast paced company.  The ideal candidate has a strong background in accounting (Bachelor’s degree or combination of lower degree and experience), with experience in general and manufacturing cost accounting preferred.  This role provides assistance to the Financial Officer in providing quality financial statements, and provides support to Sales, Logistics, and Operation’s Team ensuring the effective & smooth running of the day to day operations. Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Ability to perform all accounting functions: Invoicing,  receivables, payables, and Payroll utilizing accounting software
  • Learn quickly how to use our manufacturing software to integrate inventory, sales and payables in accounting software
  • Assists with month-end account analysis, closing and reporting of financial results
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequently changing tasks and duties
  • Maintain and improve accounting & finance policies and procedures, looking for efficiencies and best practices
  • Update, maintain and improve internal controls
  • Ability to apply accounting principles in locating and correcting accounting errors
  • Provide excellent interpersonal and customer service skills used in interacting with all levels of the company
  • Requires proficiency in Excel skills in developing spreadsheets, graphs and other data analysis applications.

 

 

This challenging position will suit a candidate with a can do attitude, self-motivated with great communications skills (both verbal and written), an eye for detail, well organized, and a willingness to learn.  The company’s culture is one that is welcoming, supportive, and focused, and we are looking for a like-minded individual to join our small, efficient team.    Send resume by September 11th to:

 

Pleasant River Lumber Company

Attention:  Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 68

Dover-Foxcroft, ME  04426

Salary Range: Depends on degree and experience

License Boiler Operator

Employer: Robbins Lumber, Inc.
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.

 

Electrician

Employer: Robbins Lumber, Inc.
Job location: 53 Ghent Road, Searsmont, ME, USA
Contact: Catherine Robbins-Halsted - crobbins@rlco.com
Job Title: Electrician
Job Description:

Looking for a full-time Maintenance Electrician. experience needed in high voltage distribution systems, AC and DC motors and drives, instrumentation, PLC controls and communication systems. Must posses a State of Maine Electrician License, Master Electrician is a plus. We offer competitive salary and benefits to the qualified applicant.

Salary Range: Dependent upon experience.

Sawmill Manager

Employer: Hancock Lumber
Job location:
Contact: Kevin Raven - kraven@hancocklumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Manager
Job Description:

Manage Sawmill, Log Yard, and Sawmill Maintenance Personnel and Operations. Make Safety, Quality and Employee Engagement top priorities. Manage an effective TPM program utilizing Mill and Maintenance Personnel. Have input on Budgeting and Capital Expenditures.

Salary Range: TBD, Based on Knowledge and Experience
Comments:

Reports to Sawmill GMGR. Excellent Benefits, Wellness Plan, Performance Gold Bonus Plan, Retail Materials discounts and more.

Electrician

Employer: Irving Forest Products, Inc.
Job location: 24 Hall Hill Road, Dixfield, ME, USA
Contact: Mike Skehan - skehan.michael@jdirving.com
Job Title: Electrician
Job Description:

Ensure that all site electrical systems are maintained in good working order in an effort to maximize the efficiency of mill equipment. Installing, repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electric motors, scanners, drives, and PLC’s on equipment used in the sawmill process.

Salary Range: Depends on Experience.

Sawmill Production Worker

Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location:
Contact: Kylen Mays - kmays@pleasantriverlumber.com
Job Title: Sawmill Production Worker
Job Description:

Production workers run the trimmer machine, board edgers, and sling sorter. They assist in cleaning the mill during down time. Strong emphasis on Safety & Quality work.

Salary Range: $14-16 an hour
Comments:

Shifts are Monday-Friday 5:30am-3:00pm & Monday-Thursday Nights 4:00pm-3:30am. Prior experience desired but can train anyone willing to learn. Ability to work nights strongly desired.

Kiln Operator

Employer: Mill River Lumber Ltd.
Job location: 2639 Middle Road, North Clarendon, Vermont 05759, USA
Contact: Peter Buckley - pbuckley@millriverlumber.com
Job Title: Boiler/Kiln Operator
Job Description:

Operate 9 DH kilns to efficiently dry Eastern White Pine lumber while paying attention to quality. Duties include operating a forklift, loading and unloading kilns, checking moisture, maintaining compressors and mechanical systems of kilns and obtaining a Vermont license for Refrigeration Technician.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:

We offer a competitive salary, paid vacation, paid holidays, and a yearly profit sharing.

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.

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!

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!