Processing Superintendent, Planer
at Western Forest Products

Date Posted 2017-08-27

Job Description

Reporting to the Mill Manager, the Processing Superintendent, Planer will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing activities related to the Planer Mill, Packaging Line and Barging Loading Facility. The incumbent will apply sound safety and business standards/practices to achieve operational goals of ensuring worker safety, optimum efficiency, economy of operations, and maximize profits. You are a highly motivated individual who recognizes the value of a team-oriented approach in the performance of this challenging position. You bring to the job an exceptional safety record and will play a key role with the team at Western Forest Products in reaching its safety, environmental, and performance objectives.

The Processing Superintendent, Planer is expected to participate in and foster a culture of continuous improvement. Key duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Foster a safety culture in assigned departments that fits with Western’s safety targets and goals
  • Monitor performance against established production and quality goals and take corrective action as required
  • Provide leadership and direction to assigned supervision and other team members
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve upon existing processes and procedures
  • Support new product development with operational and sales personnel,
  • Provide expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of identified challenges
  • Apply clear and concise communication
  • Exercise sound judgment

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree Wood Products Processing, Engineering or Business Administration
  • A minimum 5 – 10 years’ supervisory experience in a lumber manufacturing environment
  • Strong working knowledge of planer mill and packaging units
  • Amongst your peers and those who report to you, you are considered to be a strong leader with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated focus on safely increasing production and product quality through well thought out initiatives

Job Snapshot

About Us

Get ready to grow your career with a company that invests in your success – welcome to Western Forest Products! An industry-leading organization providing high-quality wood products and sustainable forest management, we proudly serve customers throughout more than 25 countries worldwide. Headquartered in British Columbia, we have the largest investment in Coastal manufacturing with seven sawmills and two remanufacturing facilities and a reputation for high quality products.

With a corporate climate that is rich in innovation, leadership, and tremendous professional potential, Western Forest Products is pleased to present a variety of impactful, rewarding career paths with a proven track record for success. We are committed to giving back to those who give so much at work every day. Perks of our employment package include robust training, excellent starting pay, comprehensive benefits, and continuous career support.

Our current employment openings include positions for:

  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Equipment Operators
  • HR & Payroll Staff
  • Forest Professionals
  • Millwrights
  • IT Application Developers

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