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Treating Engineer




·         Correctly and completely process the paperwork associated with the treating plant, including but not limited to; treating reports, pesticide application reports, kiln reports, daily clean-up reports, drippage reports, charge tallies, oil ordering POs and timesheets.

·         Operate the transfer deck to move treating charges in and out of the cylinders, kilns, and loading bays.

·         Chain and Un-chain the treating charges properly.

·         Assist in the loading and unloading of treating charges and kiln charges.

·         Operate the Treatright treating system in both automatic and manual modes.

·         Operate the block dissolver and mix system.

·         Operate the boilers and kilns.

·         Keep the plant office and the plant area clean, neat and well organized.

·         Apply treating solution to treated poles that are reframed or repaired.

·         Transfer oil and treating solution between tanks properly.

·         Test the treating solution for specific gravity and pentachlorophenol content.


Hazardous Waste Management duties:


If you are assigned a job that requires you to be involved in hazardous waste relate duties, you must also read, understand, and sign the "Hazardous Waste Management" Team addendum.  The addendum describes specific duties, policies, and training requirements that are in addition to your regular job description.  If you have not signed off on this job description and received the hazardous waste training you are not authorized to perform any duties related to hazardous waste management.





Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent.



  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a MN Pesticide applicator’s license.





  • Must possess basic math skills.
  • Must be able to operate a PC.
  • Must successfully complete Bell Lumber & Poles hazardous waste management training.
  • Must have legible handwriting.
  • Must be able to use various office equipment.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely ascend and descend ladders.
  • Must be able to walk and or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to count precisely and accurately and to record tallies correctly.
  • Should have good communication skills.

·         Must be fluent in English.

  • Should be able to work supervised and unsupervised equally well.
  • Know and understand all MSDS sheets for chemicals involved in the treating process and/or used in the treating plant area.
  • Must be able to properly use and maintain all PPE required for the job.





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and is frequently required to sit, talk and hear, and to use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The work environment characteristics are best defined as a treating plant environment with exposure to elements such as heat, cold, precipitation or toxic fumes.  Employee will have moderate exposure to noise as heard in a pole yard and treating plant environment, at times noise levels will exceed safe working levels.  Employee will have light exposure to the chemicals and solutions used in treating wood and cleaning the plant. The job requires overtime, up to and including overnight stays.