Goby Walnut & Western Hardwoods is seeking one full-time kiln operator. We offer full benefits (health + dental), paid vacation, paid training workshops, and use of our wood shop.  We are a small Hardwood sawmill with dry kilns, and a shop. We sell lumber directly to the public out of our retail location, and ship across the globe to distributors, wood-workers etc.

Job description:

The kiln operator is in charge of running 7 kilns on-site to dry our lumber and slabs. He / she is also in charge of monitoring material in the air-drying yard. The operator must pull the material, load and unload the kilns, run kilns effectively, and help keep the yard in working order. Other tasks include:

  • Checking moisture of slabs and lumber before, during, and after kiln cycles
  • Documenting progress of kiln items electronically, and on paper
  • Working with sales team to ensure dry times are accurate
  • Keeping up-to-date and accurate kiln logs on Microsoft excel, Google sheets, and other hard-copies
  • Trouble shooting electrical and mechanical problems in kilns as they arise



  • Proficient driving forklift
  • Experience working with wood or in wood industry
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Attention to detail, and organized
  • Experience with Microsoft excel and email
  • Familiar with laptop, desktop, and tablet
  • Valid drivers license and vehicle
  • Comfortable working alone, and outside
  • Kiln experience a plus

Hours: M-F 7-4

Pay - competitive - please inquire

Email resume and short message to aaron@gobywalnut.com