GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:  This person is responsible for safe operation of the belt dryer for green chip infeed and the safe operation of the torrefier kiln system.  This position acts as the lead operator during his/her assigned shift of duty.  He/she is the primary contact for the Restoration Fuels operation and is responsible to communicate with the appropriate supervisors and/or managers during all upset or emergency conditions.




▪ Operational experience with continuous feed operations

▪ SCADA or Distributive Control operating experience

▪ Sawmill, lumber production, or wood products experience






  1. Maintain desired throughput of wood chips through the dryer and torrefier
  2. Maintain torrefied product within quality specifications
  3. Coordinate steam consumption with Malheur boiler operators
  4. Watch SCADA system and data trends for anomalies or operational upsets
  5. Communicate with densification operator to ensure proper inventory levels of torrefied (unpelleted material) is on-hand
  6. Communicate with loader operator to ensure adequate feed is available and feedrate is maintained
  7. Assist QC Technician with proper collection of required samples of feedstock and intermediate product testing
  8. Lead efforts by all operators to ensure a safe and clean environment
  9. Report unsafe conditions to Supervisor



  1. Assist Chief Technical Officer with process modifications and changes to operating conditions to achieve desired product during product development activities
  2. Assist plant management and Malheur Lumber staff with collection of data required for production reporting and environmental compliance reports


This overview is non-exclusive and other duties may be required, added or removed as production requirements change.




  1. Must have SCADA system familiarity and computer operation experience
  2. Must have strong safety ethic to help drive the safety culture
  3. Must be physically able to accomplish physical requirements of the job
  4. Must be mobile
  5. Must have good vision
  6. Must be able to read and write in the English language
  7. Must be able to communicate with fellow employees to provide information regarding operational status and any safety concerns
  8. Must be capable of accomplishing needed work efficiently without constant supervision
  9. Must be capable of reporting to work on a regular basis in a timely manner
  10. Assist co-workers in keeping associated work areas clean