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Weyerhaeuser Log Yard Equipment Operator in Kalispell, Montana

Weyerhaeuser is currently offering a $1,500 hiring bonus (additional details provided at time of interview/offer)!

Weyerhaeuser is seeking individuals who are committed to safety, have a positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a desire to work in a manufacturing facility. Weyerhaeuser’s Montana Wood Products is currently looking to fill a Log Yard Equipment Operator position at our Kalispell complex.

At Weyerhaeuser, we offer positions with on-the-job training, continued growth potential and a career limited only by you. We continually strive to develop and promote talent from within while offering stable employment with excellent pay and benefits. Our manufacturing facilities are highly automated and utilize many leading-edge technologies in the wood products industry.

Key Functions

  • Support manufacturing by maximizing and maintaining production flow of raw logs entering the Kalispell Log Yard and being fed to the Kalispell Lumber and Plywood facilities in a safe manner, while contributing to corporate, plant, and departmental goals.
  • Work closely with other Log Yard Equipment Operators, Scalers, Inventory Lead, Barker Operator and Truck Drivers.
  • Operate log sorter (325 Cat, 322 Cat) (966 Cat, 980 Cat, 988 Cat) live bottom, dump truck, grader, and water truck.
  • Unload logging trucks, deck logs by widths (short & long), sort logs into bins by widths and size, doze chip pile, snow removal, and log yard clean up.
  • Perform daily inspection and preventative maintenance of machinery, including but not limited to visual inspections; fueling and greasing machines; and reporting equipment repair and maintenance needs to the mechanic shop.
  • Perform scale house tasks by assisting log haulers with problems at unmanned log scale.

  • Three or more years of experience operating heavy equipment required

  • Equipment maintenance experience is a plus

Specific Skills

  • Experience working with equipment such as log sorter (325 Cat, 322 Cat), dozer (966 Cat,980 Cat, 988 Cat,), live bottom & dump truck, road grader, and water truck.
  • Possess strong mechanical abilities to provide maintenance duties involving minor equipment repair. Working knowledge of basic equipment repair/maintenance, including but not limited to welding, and knowledge of hydraulic systems.
  • Familiarity with formal safety procedures and ability to follow these procedures in order to maintain the safety of the work environment.
  • Above average computer skills and computer systems knowledge, and the willingness to continually learn new applications.
  • Ability to work closely with supervisors and other departments; willingness to learn new things; be a team player/leader; good communications skills and demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Self-starter with the ability and willingness to complete leadership programs, as necessary.
  • Willingness to work any shift, work overtime and weekends.
  • Ability to use computerized Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Candidates must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions.

Additional Requirements

  • The job of Log Yard Equipment Operator is a Medium Duty job. Medium Duty involves exertion of up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10-25 pounds frequently to move objects, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects. Essential job duties include but are not limited to continuously sitting/driving, frequently pushing/pulling, frequently twisting, climbing on/off equipment, and the ability to work outside in extreme heat and cold as necessary.

About Wood Products
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
*We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team. /

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Log Yard Equipment Operator

Location: MT-Kalispell

Requisition ID: 01018170

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