Boiler Operator Trainee

Stimson Lumber Co.

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Plummer, ID

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


  • Develop a strong understanding of boiler operation, process and maintenance by assisting boiler operators. 
  • Assist with equipment maintenance, including washing, greasing, and other maintenance functions. 
  • Maintain records and documentation for boilers and kilns (environmental, output, maintenance, and tolerances.)
  • Operate a variety of forklifts for loading and unloading kilns. 
  • Read instruments and gauges to identify problems.
  • Fill in for other positions when needed 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Minimum of 1 year in a manufacturing environment 
  • Ability to learn, develop, and apply an understanding of environmental regulations associated with kilns, boilers, steam, and air/fuel mixtures. 
  • Successful experience in a previous role requiring strong math skills or gauge reading. 
  • Basic understanding of the role boiler/kilns play in overall plant operation.
  • 1-year experience operating rolling stock equipment 

Stimson Offers:

  • 401(k) with a 6% company match- vested IMMEDIATELY!
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Options
  • $350/mos. Fuel Allowance to assist with the current cost of commuting  (Allowance will continue until the price of oil as measured by the West Texas Crude price index drops below $90 per barrel)
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time off & 9 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Referral program; earn a $500-$1000 bonus for a successful referral
  • Wellness Program with reward incentives
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Apprenticeships, Career Development
  • Access to company-owned land for recreation

For details about employee benefits and Stimson values:

Who is Stimson Lumber?

Stimson Lumber is a leader in the forest products and natural resources industry, with over 650 employees and locations across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We have a progressive, forward-thinking culture focusing on the development of our people. Our employees are given the tools and opportunities to maximize their talent to achieve professional and personal goals. We have been a recognized leader in our industry for decades because of our commitment to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement mentality.

Why work at Stimson Lumber?

We hire people who are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment. We reward our employees through competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and advancement opportunities while being a great place to work. As an equal opportunity employment company, we value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and those influences upon the workplace. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment assessments.