Kiln Supervisor / Chief Power Engineer

We currently have an opening for a Kiln Supervisor / Chief Power Engineer. Foothills Forest Products operates a dual-cell 40 MMBTU wood-fired boiler to heat its dry kilns and operating facilities. In addition to directing the operation of this energy plant, the successful candidate will provide leadership in several services, including kiln management, emergency response, and mobile equipment operations, involving a team of 4 or more direct reports. We are looking for an extremely motivated, safety-conscious individual to join our team.

The successful candidate will possess the following technical skills and experience:

  • Must possess a valid ABSA 3rd Class Power Engineer Certificate.
  • Technical knowledge related to wood-fired thermal-oil energy plants.
  • Experience in drying processes, preferably kiln drying of softwood lumber.
  • Ability to operate mobile equipment (front-end loader, skid-steer, forklift).
  • Ability to effectively lead a team providing 24/7/365 operations, executing the same duties described above.
  • Substantial industrial experience, preferably from the wood products industry.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with a quality/precision mindset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical troubleshooting skills.
  • Must possess the ability to work on several priorities concurrently under time constraints.
  • Very strong commitment to safety.

This position offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package and rewarding opportunities to grow along with an industry-leading company.

If you possess the noted qualifications and are interested in joining our company, please submit your resume via email to:

Subject: Kiln Supervisor / Chief Power Engineer
Closing date: Until filled

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.