Planer Operator

Planer Operator

Planer Operator

Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Category: Skilled Trades
Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire
Job ID: 38759
Date Added: 10/04/2022

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Planer Operator

If you have skills as a Planer Operator, let LC Staffing help you build a career with a local company that has a solid foundation here in the valley. We are looking for a safety conscience, reliable planer operator who thrives working around wood and understands the lumber industry. You would be working closely with the planer foreman, grade techs, shippers, and forklift operators. 


  • Serve as Planer backup for other employees
  • Trim end puller and pull chain operator
  • Monitor sticker stacker machine
  • Notify foreman of any quality problems and any mechanical or electrical problems
  • Stack lumber and tally lumber units
  • Fill out inventory tickets and edits computer generated inventory tickets
  • Sort off-grade and damaged lumber
  • Secure lumber units and paper wrap units
  • Assist bander
  • Clean and shovel snow under the planer infeed as needed
  • Serve as the primary operator for the small forklift
  • Maintain clean work area


  • High School Diploma or GED, preferred
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen, required
  • Knowledge of lumber quality and grades, preferred
  • Experience operating machinery, preferred

Wage:  Starting at $20.63 hour/DOE
Shift:  Monday – Thursday, 5:30am – 4:30pm

Get in touch! Call or text 406-752-0191 to reach Andrew in our Kalispell LC Staffing Office.


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