CAREERS AT VAAGEN

At Vaagen Timbers, we believe in sustainability and innovation. Protecting the forest is just as important as finding new ways to create beautiful products and we're looking for people who truly believe that too.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to change the way people think about the places they live, work, and play. Our goal is to deliver the best product while connecting our forests and communities together.

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LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE FOREST

We are located in the beautiful forest town of Colville, Washington in America's forested Pacific Northwest. We have access to some of the best lakes in Washington State and a wealth of outdoor recreation including biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and much more. Weather is temperate with Colville experiencing all four seasons each year from the bright fall colors to the deep and beautiful winter snow. We have the best the outdoors has to offer with quaint, small town charm.

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WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST IN TIMBER...

...And for our team to be part of the infrastructure changes being made in America right now.

If you’re looking for a career change, as well as a great lifestyle in the timber industry, we'd love to hear from you, send us an email at employment@vaagentimbers.com.

Technician Careers

ENGINEERS

Ranging from Machine Technicians to CAD Engineers, we're looking for the brightest minds to help shape our manufacturing floor and produce the highest quality products in a fast paced environment. We're looking for those who can problem solve, aid in computer design, and efficiently manage multiple orders at once.

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PRODUCTION

Since we are a high volume CLT production facility to all corners of the world, we need to ensure our machines are working at their highest capacity and at their best. Our operators all work hard to meet demand while troubleshooting any issues that might arise. Problem solving and working on their feet is a must.

Clerical Careers

ADMINISTRATION

Our administration team is made up of many talented people collaborating on all things from Human Resources to Marketing and all the things in between. Team members help shape the face of Vaagen Timbers while providing access and communication to all internal employees. Our administration must multi-task in a fast moving office while providing top of the line customer service.

POSITIONS NEEDING TO BE FILLED

Millwright and/or Electrician

Millwright/Electrician

Reports to: Plant Manager

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

· Evaluate functionality and reliability of all plant equipment, systems/programs by implementing a preventive maintenance program to include operating and testing systems/equipment by restoring, repairing, rebuilding, and/or replacing faulty/inoperative components and parts

· Confer with all operating departments to identify problems and requirements on all plant equipment and systems/programs

· Improves function and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by studying performance results, identifying, recommending, and implementing changes, expansions, and additions

· Install, reinstall, and disassemble machinery, making necessary repairs, or adjustments

· Inspects, tests, repairs, replaces as necessary all types of motors, control valves, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal, and communications systems

· Accurately reading and interpreting technical manuals and blueprints for all equipment and fully understand them

· Ensure all health and safety regulations/standards are consistently met and adhered by with all employees, assisting the Plant Manager and Safety Officer with training and supporting disciplinary actions when necessary

· Meet maintenance operational standards by contributing information as needed for strategic planning and review by implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer service, while utilizing problem solving skills

· Ability to problem solve with a solution oriented focus while exhibiting a high degree of accountability, sticking to deadlines, and keeping a growth mindset and sense of urgency at all times

· Inspect facility periodically to determine and anticipate any potential problems and perform necessary maintenance to avoid major issues

· Prepare weekly maintenance schedules and allocate work in order of priority

· Work in a team environment with all plant personnel to perform maintenance activities. Will be able to maintain, calibrate and repair all plant electrical and instrumentation systems, perform routine troubleshooting activities.

· Inspect and maintain building systems: heating, ventilation, dust collection, etc. creating a weekly/monthly maintenance schedule

· Perform verbal/writing communication with plant management on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis

· Report all costs and budgets as needed, helps complete annual inventory reports when necessary to the Controller and Plant Manager

· Participates in weekly maintenance meetings when necessary

Job Qualifications:

· Minimum High School diploma and equivalent work experience, related college courses/trade school, or relevant B.S. Degree (preferred).

· Proficiency reading and interpreting logic diagrams, mechanical and electrical drawings, and technical manuals

· Must have a detailed understanding of the operation of plant equipment, including electrical, instrumentation, controls, and mechanical skills

· Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills

· Flexibility to work when needed or necessary to include on call, weekends, late night, and variable hours including: Emergencies and/or shutdowns based on plant operational needs

· Effective written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to read and write clearly

· Proven ability to collaborate and work well with others

· Must have the ability to follow and enforce safety, environmental and compliance policies

· Must have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision and direction

Job Type: Full-time


Various Production Positions

Various Positions

Vaagen Timbers, LLC is a state-of-the-art mass timber production plant seeking to fill various Machining, Quality Control, Production and Finishing Work positions on varying shifts. We are a positive, team-oriented culture, that believes in our Core Values, “Fairness, Integrity, and Transparency.” A culture where employees are not afraid to challenge us with new ideas and opportunities on a regular basis.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions regarding the production line
  • Basic understanding of lumber grade and species
  • Must be able to operate production equipment/machines
  • Safe operation of the entire line
  • Understand all Lock Out procedures and disconnect locations
  • Aware of emergency stop procedures
  • Mix glue and monitor glue spread
  • Operate handheld power tools (skill saw, hand strapper, sander, etc.)
  • Drive forklift
  • Using grinders to grind machine heads
  • Required to record data as necessary for Quality Control and production
  • Will be required to do any other duties as assigned

Preferred experience:

  • Forklift experience
  • Various production equipment experience (Finger Joint, Moulder/Planer, Press, etc.)
  • Production and/or manufacturing experience
  • Quality Control testing and processes
  • Additional training beyond high school (trades, professional, safety, on-the-job)

Basic qualifications include:

  • Steady work history in a production environment
  • Must be willing to work well in a team setting.
  • Must be available for shift work
  • Must be able to lift, squat, bend, twist, kneel, climb and reach above shoulders
  • Could lift in excess of 50 lbs. repetitively in a normal workday
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug test

If you are interested in working in a climate controlled environment and would like to be a part of an exciting opportunity in a new and growing industry with competitive wages, then we want to talk to you.

Vaagen Timbers, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time