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Processing Superintendent

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Manufacturing and Production
Full Time
Duncan, BC     

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Western Forest Products is currently seeking a Processing Superintendent to join our Cowichan Bay Sawmill.

As part of the mill management team and reporting to the Operations Manager, you are a highly motivated individual who will be responsible for safety, employee relations, quality, production, costs, and grade recovery. A strong understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations for British Columbia and the Collective Agreement are required.

The ideal candidate will have a strong personal commitment to safe work practices, a sound work ethic, excellent communication skills (both written and oral), working knowledge of Microsoft Office, lumber grading certificate with strong knowledge of coastal grades/species, and supervisory experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will supervise the overall operation of the Planermill.   Key accountabilities, duties and responsibilities for this role include:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a sawmill environment and a minimum 5 years’ experience in the Planermill. 
  • A minimum of 5 years’ supervisory experience, preferably in a union environment.
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S Regulations, WFP Policies, Site Rules, the Collective Agreement (USW) and other best practices, with regard to employees and contractors working across the site.
  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies and processes to obtain ongoing and continuous improvement in operational safety.
  • A valid Coastal Grading Ticket (or willing to work towards a Coastal Grading Ticket).

To be successful in this position, you are a credible self-starter, possess a demonstrable record of continuous improvement and have the capacity to think and work outside of the ‘box’.

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter that outlines your sawmill and planermill experience as well as your experience with high grader technology.

This position will remain open until filled.

Posted: September 28, 2016
Closes:November 15, 2016
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Western Forest Products is a margin-focused timberlands manager and wood producer, committed to building a profitable and globally competitive forest products business.

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