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 Log Yard Operator, under the direction of the Log Yard Lead Hand and the General Manager, is responsible for ensuring the smooth processing and transportation of logs. Log Yard Operators are responsible for offloading, moving, and feeding logs to the sawmill for lumber manufacturing.


  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Inspecting equipment prior to use & providing basic routine maintenance (Topping off fluids, general lubrication, communicating with mechanics, & assisting in repairs if needed)
  • Operating all equipment such as hydraulic log loader, grapple wheel loader, and yard logging truck.
  • Unloading logging trucks and loading their trailers
  • Log sorting and log decking.
  • Feeding the appropriate log sorts into the sawmill in-feeds.
  • Assisting with the management of residuals (yard waste, hog fuel, firewood, wood chips)
  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as requested or required.


  • High School Diploma, or equivalent GED, etc.
  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in log yard or lumber manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of showcasing a high level of safety awareness.
  • Proven track record of showcasing strong team skills.
  • Knowledge or the desire to learn about log species and characteristics.
  • Strong mechanical understanding.
  • Mature and able to work unsupervised.
  • High personal standard for quality of work
  • Ability to maintain safe working behaviors and organization in a fast-paced and consistently evolving environment.
  • Commitment to getting the job done and working longer hours as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • Overtime as required.
  • Occasional exposure to dust and fumes
  • Exposure to industrial noise, moving equipment, and overlapping work-zones.
  • Occasional safety lockouts and access to equipment
  • Requires frequent stooping/bending/crouching, reaching, handling, finger dexterity, sitting, standing, walking, and lifting 30 or more lbs.
  • Constant finger dexterity and ability to hear, and talk, on/off radio in an industrial setting.
  • Occasional climbing and carrying

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32.50-$37.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Store discount
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • How many years of experience do you working in log yard or manufacturing environment?

Work Location: In person