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Production Supervisor – Wood Products Manufacturing

Full Time
11 days ago

International manufacturer and exporter of high value softwood products located in the Maple Ridge area is looking for a Production Supervisor. If you have a solid background in wood production, supervision, inventory/budget management and safety we would like to speak to you about this newly open high-quality employment opportunity.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for the overall operation, performance, quality control, cost management and safety of the production staff; provides leadership, training, and support including a collaborative and positive working rapport between the maintenance and the production team. 

Your day to day responsibilities will include:   

  • Plan, schedule, organize, and direct day-to-day production operations in co-ordination with production and maintenance staff
  • Monitor productivity rates and product standards and implement quality control programs as required
  • Provide feedback on production methods, equipment performance, and quality of products for continuous improvement, provide input on the efficiency of production and allocation of department staff, reduce cost, and maximize the quality, value, and recovery of lumber produced
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to production team; engage staff to achieve targets, meet expectations, and address deficiencies in a productive and professional manner
  • Ensure the highest safety standards by leading by example and ensuring that the team follows all policies, procedures, practices and regulations
  • Provide detailed and accurate reporting information for safety, production, and performance related matters 

To fully qualify for this position you must have: 

  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience supervising production in a sawmill, planer or related wood component manufacturing operation
  • High school graduation with post-secondary training/education in Supervisory/Leadership preferred
  • Knowledge and experience within lumber/wood component manufacturing and sawmill operations
  • Basic knowledge of softwood lumber grades and familiarity with local softwood species characteristics
  • A strong combination of technical knowledge, business acumen and leadership, and ability to work closely with operational management, maintenance and production staff to ensure a high level of safety, operational, financial, and quality performance
  • Basic office computer skills using MS Office/Outlook 

To be successful in this position your skills and abilities must include: 

  • Working knowledge of component wood products manufacturing production methods, machinery, tools and materials
  • A proven ability to prioritize, organize, and meet production deadlines within a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • A strong team player orientation to achieve production and business objectives by acting in a proactive and cooperative manner working with various levels of production staff
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An enthusiastic, positive attitude and ability to build rapport and motivate others to be their best
  • Commitment to safety and the safety of others including strong knowledge of safety standards and preventative maintenance programs 

This is a leadership position requiring a full breadth of both production and people skills and is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to advance their career into management.

We offer competitive wages, good benefits and an opportunity to grow in a supportive work environment.

If this job opportunity fits your qualifications and you are interested in making a move in the coming month or so please apply promptly with a current resume showing your relevant professional work history and qualifications. Phone, online/video and in person interviews (where appropriate, and in a spacious area, to maintain safety) are ongoing until the position is filled. 

Please ensure that your contact information is up to date and complete so that we can contact you directly to schedule an interview. Resumes, and all interviews, are held in confidence. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Initial interviews are conducted either in person or online by WoodTech - the number one supplier of qualified technical staff working in the secondary wood and lumber manufacturing industry of BC.

You MUST be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application to be considered for this position.

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