Kiln Operator

Robinson Lumber Company

Kiln Operator

  • Responsibilities

    Are you most comfortable when following a routine? Do you consider yourself to be predictable, consistent, and patient? Are you generally risk averse, making decisions based on the data? Then we are looking for you!

    Robinson Lumber Company is looking to hire a Kiln Operator at our yard in Winchester, Virginia.This is an opportunity to be a part of an established family company in an entrepreneurial stage of its long history, and for a motivated individual to grow both personally and professionally. The new generation of family ownership places no limits on leaders, regardless of last name, and the company’s most successful people aim to spend the rest of their careers here, forming tight personal bonds with their colleagues.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Measures moisture content of lumber preparatory to drying, using moisture meter, or cuts
    • Weighs and places lumber samples in curing oven and reweighs samples periodically as they are drying to determine rate and percentage of moisture reduction
    • Determines drying cycle and schedule, considering factors such as species, dimensions, and quantity of lumber to be dried, initial moisture content of lumber, or moisture reduction rate of lumber samples
    • Chart kiln samples; select or use samples provided; cut, weigh and label kiln samples; change charting graphs
    • Direct workers engaged in loading lumber into kiln and removing dried lumber from kilns
    • Reporting
    • Other duties as assigned


    • 2 years associate degree or experience equivalent
    • Qualified Loader Operato