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General Labourer

  • Full Time
  • Nakina
  • 2024-04-28

Nakina Lumber Inc.

Nakina Lumber Inc.

Position Title: General Labourer
Posting ID: USW2024-04
Posting Date: Refreshed – February 28, 2024
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Salary: Competitive wages and benefit package
Supplemental Wages: Overtime opportunities
Work Site: Nakina, in-person
Hours/Shifts: 8-hour shifts

Company Overview:

Located in beautiful northern Ontario, Nakina Lumber Inc. (Nakina Lumber), a subsidiary of the Buchanan group of companies, is a fully functioning lumber mill, manufacturing finished lumber products from trees harvested from the Ogoki Forest. With up to 120 employees at any given time, Nakina Lumber provides a variety of employment opportunities for individuals, from general labourer positions, which require no prior experience, to skilled trade positions, such as industrial electrician, millright, saw filer and heavy equipment mechanic. Various supervisory opportunities also exist, across all aspects of the operation. Nakina Lumber is committed to ensuring at least 75% of its workforce is indigenous and is further committed to supporting the local economy through its targeted recruitment across Greenstone and the three First Nations of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls. Nakina Lumber is certified through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Certified).

Why Nakina Lumber?

Steady, year-round employment; on-the-job training; opportunities for advancement; healthcare benefits (drug, dental, vision, extended healthcare); life and disability insurance; pension; free, on-site parking with electrical hook-up; free bus or van transportation to and from the worksite, for Monday to Friday dayshift, for those without personal transportation; provision of personal protective equipment at no cost to employees; a subsidized lunch program; access to an on-site Counsellor & Case Manager; a friendly, supportive environment committed to employee success.

Position Overview:

The General Labourer has the ability to work in a variety of roles within the sawmill and planer, supporting the manufacturing process from point of intake of the raw log to the packaging of finished lumber and/or engaging in site clean-up. Reporting to the supervisor of the assigned work site, the General Labourer works eight-hour days and will be either sitting, standing, walking or a combination of the same. No prior experience is needed to become a General Labourer as on-the-job training is provided. A variety of advancement opportunities are available for those entering the company in a Labourer position.


• To reliably attend work for scheduled shifts.
• To work safely, in compliance with all company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
• To actively participate in orientation and training provided by the company and to seek out clarification and/or additional training as required.
• To perform required tasks associated with the position assigned.
• To address concerns directly with the site supervisor, or lead hand in the absence of the supervisor, in a timely manner, and to support problem solving around the concern(s) brought forward.
• To conduct oneself in a manner that contributes to a culturally safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
• Specific tasks vary, based on assigned position and corresponding Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• An ability to commit to reliable and consistent attendance, up to 40 hours/week.
• A strong work ethic.
• An ability and receptivity to taking direction.
• An ability to focus in a loud environment, surrounded by lots of activity.
• An ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time (sitting or standing and length of time required of each varies by role).
• Ability to climb stairs.
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
• An ability to focus in a loud environment, surrounded by lots of activity.

Interested candidates, please forward an up-to-date copy of your resume to the attention of Human Resources at

***This is an equal opportunity position***
In order to ensure equal opportunity during the recruitment and selection process, Nakina Lumber provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request.

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