Dry Kiln Yard Manager

Other Job Openings

Dry Kiln Yard Manager

Church & Church Lumber Company, LLC
Select Hardwoods, NC
Position Description

I. Select Hardwoods – Yard Manager Overview

Select Hardwoods is a concentration yard with 6 kilns processing up to 12 million feet of hardwood lumber per year. Select Hardwoods is the dry kiln division of Church & Church Lumber Company. We are looking for a yard manager to join our growing team. We provide a very competitive salary and benefit package including paid vacation, SIMPLE IRA match and health insurance.

II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Oversee lumber inspectors grading & line management.
  2. Coordinate with inspectors to manage the lumber packers and machine operators.
  3. Use NHLA reports, customer feedback and management’s suggestions to target areas of improvement.
  4. Conduct after-hours quality control training with inspectors on a scheduled basis.
  5. Oversee line crew to ensure all lumber is graded, tallied, tagged and inventoried properly.
  6. Assist upper management with Quality Control protocols.
  7. Report on sawmill and kiln defects.
  8. Asses current QC procedures and coordinate with upper management to make revisions where needed.
  9. Implement and train appropriate personnel to follow QC protocol to assure the best quality product is shipped.
  10. Assist manager in maintaining a safe and productive work environment.
  11. Oversee all lock/tag out procedures are followed properly.
  12. Assist upper management with dry kiln operation duties, cutting kiln samples and wafers, weighing & calculating moisture content.
  13. Assist with machine and yard maintenance as needed.
  14. Report supply needs in advance to upper management in advance prior to running out.
  15. Coordinate with warehouse supervisor to ensure that outbound loads are built and labeled correctly and plan the processing of lumber in an efficient and organized fashion.
  16. Assist upper management with quarterly and yearly inventory.
Skills & Experience Required

III. Job qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual mustbe able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications required.


1. Manages time well

2. Drive results

3. Communicate effectively

4. Manages conflict

5. Optimize work processes


1. Have ability to inspect lumber when needed.

2. Operate forklift when needed.

3. Have ability to assist warehouse personnel with building loads when needed.

4. Maintain safe and clean work environment.

5. Organize crew rotations.

6. Ability to work effectively within a team and be assertive in driving production and successful results.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary & Benefits

Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan

How To Apply

Please send all applications and resumes to Wilma Shell at wilma@churchandchurchlumber.com.

Subscribe to the NHLA Newsletter

Discover the world of hardwood like never before with the National Hardwood Lumber Association’s newsletter! We invite you to join our community of hardwood enthusiasts, professionals, and hobbyists by signing up today.