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Estimated Pay $20 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Jena, Louisiana

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$1,500 Employee Referral Program

This position offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become part of team. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for driving a diesel-powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials.

What you will do:

  • Separate and re-inject lumber that has fallen from packs of lumber being transported from Green Stackers to the Kilns and from Kilns to the dry lumber yard.
  • Grease kiln trucks.
  • Grease kilns and fan shaft bearings weekly.
  • Breakdown dry lumber on the kiln trucks and stack in the designated areas.
  • Place green lumber stacks on kiln carts with concrete weights and prepare it for entry into the dry kiln.
  • Remove dried lumber from the kiln and place in dry storage area according to length and dimension.
  • Reload kilns as needed with green lumber.
  • Keep Kiln area and Lumber yard in a clean and organized manner.
  • Report any drying defects noticed during day to day tasks, to Supervisor.
  • Report any steam leaks to Supervisor.
  • Assist Supervisor in daily tasks as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining and cleaning of the dry kilns during maintenance periods.
  • Strong commitment to working safely
  • Performing daily inspections of lift trucks and completing required forms
  • Ensuring lift truck maintenance and servicing requirements are met
  • Loading and unloading materials in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintaining contact with the supervisor(s) and working to resolve any issues as they may they arise
  • Following all regulations, company policies, and procedures

Required skills and experience you will need:

  • Preferred kiln forklift experience
  • Minimum two years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The desire to learn, grow and succeed
  • Industrial experience and post-secondary education would be considered an asset
  • Strong commitment to working safely
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a HS Diploma/GED

Our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits include:

  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • Competitive starting pay
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness Pay Program
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays


If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: /jobs

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process and be sure to attach a resume as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and energy with over 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). 

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug-Free Workplace