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Rough-End Swing Sawmill Outfeed

Company: Hampton Lumber
Location: Darrington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Hampton Lumber is a family-owned wood products company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With over 1,700 employees, we operate ten sawmills in Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. We also manage timberland and operate a wholesale and export division. With nearly 80 years in the sawmill business, we are proud to have cultivated the knowledge and experience needed to grow and prosper, even in challenging times.  We always look to the future and invest in our people, new technologies, and continuous improvement processes and techniques.

This position will be responsible for the management of rough lumber, loading/unloading kilns, helping with rough outfeed, and dry infeed as needed.   This person will report to the Rough-End Supervisor.  The person in this position will work overtime and other shifts as necessary to meet the needs of the operation.  It is every person’s job to maintain the rough-end to a world class standard of cleanliness and organization. 


This is a fulltime position, Monday-Thursday, four ten hour shifts, 415pm – 245 am, followed by three days off each week (hours and days may vary to meet the needs of the facility).  Wage is $22.46 ($46,717 annually not including applicable shift differential, overtime, or production bonuses).  Ability to earn more money when you are proficient in specified tasks.

Generous company-paid assistance for Medical and Dental insurance premiums; cost-effective co-pays & deductibles. Vision, Short Term Disability, Roth and pre-tax 401k, with a 2% company match and an additional 5% annual employer contribution, fully vested after three years. 

  • Operate forklift to properly load and unload kilns and stack empty kiln carts
  • Ensure that kiln carts are lubed before loading
  • Complete Daily Inspection sheet prior to operating PIT
  • Stack empty kiln carts and put neatly in storage area as time allows
  • Sort out bad kiln carts and store in proper area and notify kiln personnel
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Help other lift trucks when needed
  • Assist the outfeed of the sawmill and the infeed of the planer as needed
  • Maintain designated zone in rough yard
  • Maintain a clean work station, all tools and supplies used in our jobs will be stored and orderly
  • Forklift housekeeping includes but not limited to, blowing out engine compartment, washing lift, disinfecting, and removal of garbage.
  • Attention to detail and good time management skills
  • Assist in taking inventory
  • Keep pace with the mill flow
  • Use down time efficiently – (yard must be cleaned, sticks, dunnage, broken boards etc.)
  • Operate equipment in a safe manner
  • Limited mechanical knowledge and experience

  • PIT certification and/or obtain certification
  • Have strong communication both verbal and written
  • Ability to work/communicate professionally with sawmill and planer teams
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good hand/eye coordination
  • Strong computer skills is preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of lumber species and product mix preferred but not required

Darrington is a small town nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains with easy access to national parks, hiking, skiing, fishing, and hunting. Hampton Lumber took over ownership of the Darrington mill in 2002 and today employs 175 people in good, family-wage jobs. We’re committed to creating a safe, competitive facility and opportunities for growth for our employees. Here, you have a career, not just a job. We take pride in this community and help where we can by supporting school events, athletic and family assistance programs, scholarships, and local clubs/businesses.


Learn more at hamptonlumber.com, or follow us on Facebook: @HamptonLumber.  You can also learn about our company and our priorities by visiting our blog. 

Hampton Lumber 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.


Disability accommodation available: If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office for the location you are applying. 


For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: EEO is the Law and its accompanying temporary supplement.


Keywords: Hampton Lumber, Everett , Rough-End Swing Sawmill Outfeed, Other , Darrington, Washington

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