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Edman Company Heavy Equipment Operator and Log Yard Clean Up in Tacoma, Washington

Edman Company is a 3rd generation, family-owned wood chipping facility in Tacoma, WA seeking an individual to operate large front-end loaders and perform yard clean-up tasks from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday at a rate of $18 - $23 per hour based on experience level. Training is available for applicants with limited/no experience. Primary duties include but are not limited to: *Operation of John Deere 844-sized wheel loader with forks to transport logs from log decks in yard to chipping mill. *Unloading log truck loads with Log Stacker (Wagner L-80 and L-90). *Maintaining organization of log yard – i.e. logs to proper decks, maintaining log deck integrity, rotating decks based on production needs. *Use of smaller wheel loader to clean woody debris from log yard. *Daily manual hand-raking and removal of debris from chipping mill area. *Operation of fuel truck to maintain appropriate fuel levels in rolling equipment. *Operation of Tymco sweeper around log yard and chipping mill to maintain yard cleanliness. Benefits include: *Fully paid medical insurance with vision. *401(k) program. *Production-based monthly bonus program. *Semi-Annual bonus opportunities averaging $5,000 annually over the past 3 years. *1 week of vacation upon hire, 2 weeks following first year of employment. *Paid sick leave consistent with City of Tacoma Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. *12 paid holidays per year. Applicant must be detail and safety-oriented, comfortable with at times challenging manual labor and working outdoors in all weather, and willing to perform multiple functions throughout the work day. Ideally applicant has knowledge of wood products industry, log species, and log yard organization, but is not a requirement as training will be offered. Opportunity for rate increases exist with proof of operator proficiency, demonstrated ability to learn and retain information, training in additional equipment, and continued exhibition of strong work ethic.