Working for Pioneer Millworks Reclaimed and Sustainable Wood Products

Pioneer Millworks operates on the triple bottom line—a simple belief that people, planet, and profit work together to ensure a better future. We give to our local and global communities.

Our coworkers are more than just employees, they’re part of what makes our company timeline long and successful. We are a work well, pay well company—we pay our employees at least $15 after 90 days. We care about our craftsmen, we all work hard, and that transfers into every one of our client projects. With of these investments in our people, we have begun the process to become an employee-owned company.

When you work with us, you are working in a mill a shop that runs on solar power and is heated from our own timber scrap. We've  processed over 1 million board feet of reclaimed wood for the past 25 years, saving this wood from landfills, incineration, and rot. Our Earth is a place we want to leave well for the next generation through buildings that are energy-efficient and enduring.

When we take care of our people and our planet, we are more profitable. This enables us to invest in efforts that make a difference to our workers’ families, our local and global communities, creates a healthier planet, and most importantly builds a thoughtful company that creates quality partnerships.

Pioneer Millworks doesn't discriminate for all the right reasons, but we are partial to smart people with lots of common sense. We prefer email responses to the posts below, but you can always come to our mills to fill out an application if you do not have access to email.

Sales Professional—Portland, OR

We are the industry leader in providing reclaimed and sustainably forested wood products including flooring, paneling and beams. Our materials are showcased in hundreds of restaurants, retail spaces, hotels, offices and high-end homes throughout the country. We service our clients from our two manufacturing locations in McMinnville, Oregon and Upstate New York. We also have a beautiful design studio in inner South East Portland where there’s a full line of samples to show potential clients.

We are seeking a talented salesperson who’s able to build relationships with architects, designers and builders. We offer hands on product training but expect you to have a general knowledge of sales tactics and approach. It’s also critical that you have experience using MS word, excel and outlook and a big plus if you know Salesforce CRM or have other CRM experience. Our expectation is that you’ll spend the first 90 days as a salaried inside salesperson learning the ropes, doing training and expanding your product knowledge. After 90 days, you’ll have the opportunity to hit the ground running as an outside salesperson.

Our sales team has dedicated territories and the opportunity to build national accounts. We’re currently looking for someone to cover Oregon and Northern California. This territory has already established accounts and tons of opportunity to build more!

Help grow our relationships within the architectural and design community while bringing in new relationships with builders, contractors and millwork shops; support the vision of commercial and residential design/build projects with our wood flooring, paneling, tabletops, siding, timbers, and fixtures; work on the inside and eventually grow to own your own territory and annualized sales volume of 1 million or more.

The Right Person:

  • Hungry to pick up the phone to forge new relationships, not afraid of "no".
  • Experience with architecture, design, construction, sales & customer service
  • Thrives using his/her 'hunter' skills to discover new leads
  • Motivated to meet our customers' needs
  • Driven to succeed
  • Networks with industry associations
  • Involved in the community
  • Comfortable with computers and technology, fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Cares deeply about our planet and the people who live on it

The Perks:

  • Join a company grounded in social and environmental responsibility
  • Become part of an ESOP, we are employee owned!
  • Competitive salary plus uncapped commission.
  • Engage in high-profile commercial and charming residential projects
  • Pair products you can believe in with design pros that love using them
  • Hone your skills as you train to own your own territory
  • Receive competitive compensation plus solid benefits
  • Work with people that care about your success
  • Company paid travel expenses
  • Provide you with a company owned computer, phone and IPad.

To Apply: 
If you see yourself as a fit, send us your resume AND cover letter explaining why you're a fit (otherwise your resume will not be read).

Customer Service Specialist—Farmington, NY

We are currently seeking a new team member to join our customer service team. This role works with our production, acquisitions and sales teams to create a seamless experience for our client in receiving their orders. Daily responsibilities include Interoffice communication, outbound phone calls, coordinating logistics, managing the flow of paperwork and doing data entry. Experience using MS word, excel and outlook is a must. Knowledge of Salesforce or another CRM is preferred. A background in shipping and logistics coordination would be a big plus.

If you’re interested in working in a fun, fast paced environment, learning about a unique and beautiful product and with a team that’s dedicated to putting people and planet first, you should apply.

The Right Person:

  • Is comfortable taking and making phone calls
  • Coordinating with clients
  • Looks for efficiencies and is proactive
  • Has an outgoing personality
  • Motivated to meet our customers' needs
  • Driven to succeed
  • Involved in the community
  • Comfortable with computers and technology, fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Cares deeply about our planet and the people who live on it
  • Comfortable handling basics of Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable
  • Has a sense of accountability
  • Is capable of critical thinking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Understands trucking and logistics

The Perks:

  • Join a company grounded in social and environmental responsibility
  • Become part of an ESOP, we are employee owned!
  • Receive competitive compensation plus solid benefits
  • Be part of a company that manufactures an amazing product locally.
  • Work with people that care about your success

To Apply: 
If you see yourself joining us, send us your resume and cover letter explaining why you're a fit.

Production Team Member—McMinnville, OR

Pioneer Millworks salvages and re-mills reclaimed wood from sources all around the country and beyond. We are a 20-year old company with shops in Farmington NY and McMinnville OR. Salvaged wood is made into flooring, posts and beams, furniture, and more. Please review our website at www.pioneermillworks.com and that of our sister company www.newenergyworks.com for more information.

We are currently seeking an entry level woodworker/shop helper at our Farmington location. This position's duties include but are not limited to sorting and stacking lumber, removing nails from reclaimed wood, general shop cleanup and preparing pallets for shipment (wrapping and labeling).

Here are a few musts:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather.
  • Decent to great math skills a plus.
  • Must be dependable, bring a positive attitude and respect for teamwork.
  • Forklift certification a plus.
  • MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.

This position is seasonal and full time, with the opportunity to continue. We offer a great benefits package. Benefits include 70% paid medical, paid holidays and vacation, a 401K plan, we are a 30% owned ESOP company and, when appropriate, profit-sharing. We offer $15 an hour after 90 days.

Please email your resume, or if you'd like to apply in person please stop in and fill out an application Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. (Please allow for 30-60 minutes to complete).

Production Team Member—Farmington, NY

Pioneer Millworks is seeking a hardworking person with a passion for wood, manufacturing wood flooring, paneling, siding, and other custom wood products using reclaimed and sustainable wood.  You'll work at various stations within our production line from the lumber yard to denailing to milling and finishing.

Working with recycled wood has a unique set of challenges, both thrilling and annoying, so the right person will preferably have some experience working with wood. It is NOT a deal breaker if you have no woodworking experience, as long as you have a killer work ethic and a willingness to learn. Tree huggers, nature lovers, Earth stewards also always welcome. 

Here are a few musts:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather.
  • Decent to great math skills a plus.
  • Must be dependable, bring a positive attitude and respect for teamwork.
  • Forklift certification a plus. 
  • MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.

People, planet, and profit have equal footing here. Our wages are competitive, our benefits package includes up to 50% medical, vacation and holidays, and a well-managed 401k. None of this was touched during the worst of the recession; and, in good years, we have profit sharing. As always, Pioneer Millworks does not discriminate for all the right reasons, but we're partial to smart people with common sense.

Please email your resume, or if you'd like to apply in person please stop in and fill out an application Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. (Please allow for 30-60 minutes to complete).