Yard Supervisor

Mill Operations

Date Posted: November 06, 2019

Job Location: Maple Ridge

Job Number: GWF-79098

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Stella-Jones Inc.


Address: 23562 River Road, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada V2W 1B7

Job Description

The Yard Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Kanaka Creek production yard, ensuring that the facility meets Stella-Jones’ production goals and quality assurance requirements in a safe and efficient manner.

Supervise Pole Yard Operations
• Provide scheduling, direction and supervision of all yard employees in their daily tasks
• Review and evaluate performance, skill levels, and yard employee training needs on a regular and ongoing basis
• Manage all independent contractors hired to carry out specific functions within the yard

Operational Accountability
• Manage wood flow through the facility, from incoming raw materials to outbound finished poles
• Ensure production and productivity targets are met
• Manage all parts and supplies necessary for yard operation
• Organize and supervise the annual inventory count
• Manage the preventative maintenance program on all mobile and stationary equipment

Human Resources
• Hire yard employees, in consultation with the Production and Fibre Manager, as required
• Manage all labour issues relative to the yard employees and the collective agreement, in consultation with the Production and Fibre Manager
• Approve and manage vacation requests from yard employees, ensuring consistent operation of the facility

Reports and Documentation
• Prepare quotes on capital projects
• Conduct and complete Quality Control audits and ensure adherence to Stella-Jones’ finished product specifications
• Develop structured training programs for all yard employees
• Ensure compliance with Stella-Jones’ Safety Program
• Oversee the development of “Safe Work Procedures” and “Work Instructions”
• Prepare Accident Investigation Reports
• Sign off time sheets for yard employees and independent contractors
• Prepare personal expense invoices with support documentation

Special Projects
• Supervise capital projects
• Participate in special projects as directed
Internal Relationships
Communicates regularly with:
• Production & Fibre Manager, Accounting and Clerical staff to ensure reporting, organizational, system requirement and other issues are dealt with promptly and efficiently
• Stella-Jones’ Sr. Management, Quality assurance personnel and Human Resources Department

Performs other duties as assigned

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: English

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