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Tolko Industries Ltd.

Safety & Asset Protection Advisor

Kamloops, BC
Full Time

Safety Asset Protection Advisor

Heffley Creek Division - Kamloops, BC

We’re looking for a Safety Asset Protection Advisor (SAPA) to join our Heffley Creek division located in Kamloops, BC. Our Heffley Creek Division produces plywood products for customers around the world so they can build homes, businesses and communities.

It's more than just safety. It’s about making sure everyone gets home safe to their families. If you’re a safety professional and want to make a difference, read on to learn more about our exciting opportunity!

In this role you will leverage your effective communication and technical skills to coach and lead across all roles within the mill. You will apply your OH&S knowledge to support safety initiatives, investigations, joint health and safety committees, safety programs, emergency response and fire safety plans, and onboarding orientations. You will identify opportunities to engage our workforce and help drive the business forward by encouraging team members to live and breathe our safety programs and work procedures.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Supporting and Advising Supervisors/Superintendents in managing day-to-day Equipment Specific/Process Specific Safety Risks
  • Onboarding new hire and conducting New Hire Orientations
  • Training/Supporting/Coaching Supervisors, Superintendents and Mill Managers on Safety Leadership Responsibilities-Observations, Investigations, JOHSCs, Safety Program Elements
  • Advising on the development, management, and administration of Divisional Safety Program Elements, Emergency Response Plan, Fire Safety Plan
  • Supporting the monthly JOHSC co-chairs in administration of duties
  • Liaise with WorksafeBC, Technical Safety BC, Canadian RTC (Railway), and AON on Site Regulatory Compliance issues
  • Participate/Lead promotional Health and Safety campaigns at division
  • Weekly Safety Metrics Reporting to MM, and to Sector Safety Specialists
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Performing interdivisional Safety audits within Sector
  • Representing Division at Sector Wide Safety Team in developing broad scope Safety Programs
  • Training Development
  • Assisting with co-ordination of Training
  • Facilitate COR audits
  • Assist Supervisors and Superintendents during incident investigations
  • Facilitate and develop site specific safe work procedures
  • Site administrator of safety reporting program (CorePoint)
  • Document control of divisional safety program
  • Coordinate annual hearing tests and hygiene monitoring
  • Work with management and site first aid attendants on first procedures and practices


Education, Training, and Experience
  • An OHS Certificate or Diploma
  • 3-5 years in a similar role
    • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experience working in a Manufacturing environment is a strong asset
  • Experience working in Forestry is a strong asset

Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act
  • Ability to facilitate presentations in group settings
  • Ability to apply Health and Safety Management System concepts approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player and ability to work with and through others at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent active listening
  • Problem-solving and root cause identification
  • Strong analytic and decision-making
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Intermediate knowledge with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

We value diversity at Tolko and respect that experience and knowledge come in many forms. Even if you don't think you check every box, please apply. We would love to hear your story and have you grow with us.

So, what’s in it for you?
  • You’ll take on an exciting new challenge with supportive team members.
  • You will earn a competitive salary.
  • You will be eligible to participate in Tolko’s bonus program.
  • Competitive benefits and retirement plans come standard, so you don’t have to choose between your bottom line and your wellbeing or your future.
  • You may be eligible for relocation support including community connections so you can live (and play) where you work.
  • Continued development through on the job and classroom training and reimbursement of tuition and membership fees.
  • A positive, innovative, and inclusive work environment.

If you want to work in a sustainable, future focused industry, there is no better place than Tolko. Our family has been producing innovative forest products for over 65 years. Our focus remains on sustainably managing our forests and our business for upcoming generations.

We want YOU to join our family. Come Grow Here! Apply today at

Want to know what it’s like to work for Tolko? Hear what our employees have to say!

About Kamloops

Kamloops is in south-central British Columbia and home to 98,000 residents. Residents have been drawn to the area for its safe and quiet neighborhoods, highly rated schools and thriving economic landscape. Bordered by the North Thompson River to the west and Sun Peaks to the east, the city is known for its outdoor life featuring fishing, mountain biking, golf, skiing, and skating. The city offers all amenities and is known as the tournament capital of Canada with over 100 tournaments hosted within the community each year. We honour that the city of Kamloops is the home of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, ‘people of the confluence’, and is part of the Secwépemc traditional territory.

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