Millar Western’s Whitecourt Woodlands Division is seeking a Silviculture Supervisor. Reporting to the Forestry Superintendent, the Silviculture Supervisor will work as part of a team responsible for supplying fibre to the company’s lumber, pulp and secondary manufacturing facilities in Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Acheson, Alberta. He or she will play a lead role in implementing the company’s vegetation management program, consisting mainly of aerial and ground-based herbicide application, and will work with other silviculture team members to deliver successful planting, site preparation, regeneration survey and tree improvement programs while upholding progressive, sustainable forest management practices. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in budgeting and forecasting for the silviculture program and assessing the effectiveness of silviculture strategies in relation to plan targets.
Ideal applicants will have a post-secondary education in forestry, combined with several years of experience in operational silviculture. Although not mandatory, experience with herbicide application supervision in a forest environment would be a considered an asset. This position will require extended hours during peak periods. Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters or College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience with GIS and GPS systems and various forest certification standards, in particular ISO 14001 and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, would be considered assets.