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Mobile Equipment Operators

  • Full Time
  • Nakina
  • 2024-04-28

Nakina Lumber Inc.

Nakina Lumber Inc.

Position Title: Mobile Equipment Operators
Posting ID: USW2024-005
Posting Date: Refreshed – February 28, 2024
Job Type: Permanent full-time (currently seeking evenings/weekends)
Salary: Competitive wages and benefit package
Supplemental Wages: Overtime opportunities
Work Site: Nakina, in-person
Hours/Shifts: Shift work

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:

Reporting to the Yard Supervisor, mobile equipment operators may find themselves operating a fork lift, front-end loader, high lift and/or log loader. Mobile equipment operators are critical to the efficient operation of the Mill, throughout the milling process, from receipt of logs on-site to the point of departure of stacks of finished lumber.


• To reliably attend work for scheduled shifts, including afternoon shifts.
• To work safely, in compliance with all company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
• To conduct daily circle checks and report any deficiencies to a supervisor.
• To operate equipment according to safe operating standards.
• To operate equipment efficiently so as to meet operational needs.
• To ensure environmental compliance.
• To address concerns directly with the appropriate 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.
• Other duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.


• Heavy equipment training through a recognized/certified provider considered an asset.
• A minimum of two years experience preferred.
• Experience working in a lumber mill or manufacturing environment considered an asset.
• Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks, with minimal supervision.
• Receptive and responsive to receiving direction and supervision.
• An ability to focus in a loud environment, surrounded by lots of activity.
• Access to a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required.
• An ability to commit to reliable and consistent attendance.
• A strong work ethic.
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Interested candidates, please forward an up-to-date copy of your resume and cover letter 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 accommodation for applicants with disabilities on request.

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