You have well-established organizational skills, a high level of motivation, and the ability to act in a timely fashion based on sound information. You have mechanical aptitude, collaborate well with others, and have clear communication skills. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, you have a strong work ethic, efficiently work unsupervised and are ready to go the extra mile.


As a Yard Operator, your primary accountabilities will be to maintain the hog fuel handling yard and mobile equipment.  Reporting to the Shift Engineer, you will conquer unique and varied challenges while working alongside Operating and Maintenance personnel. This is a great opportunity to obtain training at a modern plant while being associated with a low-impact, renewable company- total “power” move.


A day in the life of the Yard Operator includes:

  • Ensuring the safety of the plant and personnel
  • Maintaining consistent hog fuel delivery from the adjacent sawmill to the energy plant furnaces through the wood handling process
  • Operating front end loader
  • Operating skid steer
  • Maintaining proper inventory of hog fuel.
  • Assisting the plant operators and maintenance as needed


For this role come equipped with:

  • Fourth Class Steam Ticket or progress towards Fourth Class
  • Mechanical experience
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written


In a perfect world, you have previous experience in heavy equipment operations and maintenance. You also have working knowledge of MS Office, including MS Word and Excel.


If you are action orientated and looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced environment, click that “apply” button today!


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