Experienced Industrial Forklift Operator

Thompson River Lumber Co of MT, Inc.

Thompson River Lumber is looking for a forklift operator to join our team.  Our forklifts play an important role in our production process.  We are looking or an operator that has a commitment to safety, attendance with a focus on production. 

Forklift Operator

Duties and requirements

  • Unload lumber from sawmill.
  • Stage lumber in yard in order of size and species.
  • Load kilns as directed, checking that loads are centered and straight.
  • Unload kilns as directed and stage in yard.
  • Feed planer with dry lumber or reman products.
  • Keep yard areas clean and organized.
  • Empty trash bins as needed.
  • Be able to enter and exit the machine consistently to remove or add bunks every other unit.
  • Ability to lift 50#’s occasionally and 20 #’s consistently.
  • Be available to work overtime as lumber flow changes.
  • Prompt and dependable attendance
  • Be able to work in varying weather as temperature and inclement weather are part of working in an outdoor environment depending on the season.
  • Be able to check fluids and perform pretrip and post trip inspections.


Applicants should have 3-5 years of verifiable production experience on a large forklift, and must be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and proficiently operate a forklift.  The right candidate with equipment experience will be considered for training. 

40+ hours per week. Wage DOE

Benefits Available including:  Sick days, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending plan, 401k profit sharing.  Applicants must have a valid driver license.

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