Idaho Forest Group
  • 10-Jul-2018 to 08-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Laclede, ID, USA
  • Full Time

Built on Tradition

From its Coeur d'Alene, Idaho headquarters, the closely held, family-owned company continues to be "Idaho Grown" and the first recipient of the Idaho Pacesetter Award.  The company is now one of America's largest lumber producers, with capacity for nearly one billion board feet per year and markets around the globe.  The company founders hold high standards when it comes to product, process and company objectives.  This is a healthy, growing company big enough for its national and international markets, but with hometown ethics and pride in a job well done. Excellence is the goal in caring for our team members, customers, and natural resources.




 A Boiler/Kiln Operator operates/maintains a wood fueled boiler and to produce lumber with specified moisture content by kiln drying while meeting our high product quality standards. They also maintain lumber flow from the sawmill out feed through the kilns.




  • Operates boiler maintaining required pressure and steam flow.
  • Monitor fuel in silo and be able to keep it at certain levels
  • Dry lumber of all sorts using computer to control kiln
  • Operate forklift to load and unload kilns, change kilns, and dump hopper
  • Comprehend and perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Comprehend and comply with Job Safety Analysis
  • Monitor kilns all throughout shift and make adjustments as needed
  • Cover sawmill/planer drivers when necessary
  • Clean work areas
  • Help with new hire training and cross training of existing team members
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be safety conscious, self-directed and team oriented
  • Willing to work various shifts including nights and weekends.
  • Successfully pass post offer physical exam, drug screen, and background check
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs., climb stairs, repetitive bending, kneeling, stretching, pushing and pulling, continuous walking and/or standing




  • Previous Boiler/Kiln experience. 
  • Boiler license


Special Notes

  • These positions are full-time, year-round along with a comprehensive benefits package.
  • The safety of our team members is our #1 concern.
  • We have high expectations of all our employees.
  • We like to have fun as well and offer activities such as a Big Buck Contest hunting contest, Employee Appreciation Week events, Summer Picnic, Holiday Gift Cards and Luncheon, Wellness Rewards up to $100/month and a Fitbit, Lunch and Learn events, BBQ'sfor reaching departmental goals, and much more.

Total Rewards

We understand the value of our team members and how each and every one plays such a vital role in the day to day success of Idaho Forest Group.  Idaho Forest Group looks for driven people with strong work ethics, morals and values.  When we find them, we want to keep them.  Therefore, we offer competitive total rewards compensation.


Idaho Forest Group has a wide range of benefits including Health Care Coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, Annual Incentive Plan, Wellness Programs, Life and Disability Protection, 401(k) Benefits, PTO, Holiday Pay, Family and Self Care Leave, Scholarships, and more.  We value a good balance between career and personal life and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Idaho Forest Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 208-762-2912 or






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