Labour Relations Specialist


Date Posted: September 11, 2020

Job Location: Edson

Job Number: 01015241

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited


Address: 2509 Aspen Drive, Edson, Alberta, Canada T7E 1S8

Job Description

At Weyerhaeuser, our focus is as much on building our people as
building our business. We are committed to creating an environment
where individuals can flourish, diversities encouraged, and
communities supported. We are one of the premier integrated forest
organizations in the world. We’ve been in business for nearly 120
years and believe strongly in our core values of safety, integrity,
citizenship, sustainability, and inclusion, which has awarded us
being named as one of the World’s most Ethical Companies over 10

At Weyerhaeuser, we?re always looking for people who can innovate,
contribute, grow, and create! Their skill and ingenuity have made
Weyerhaeuser one of the largest and premium timber, land and forest
products companies in the world.

Weyerhaeuser’s Wood Products business is searching for a Labour
Relations Specialist located in the Edson, Alberta.

This role will support the Edson manufacturing site for a 12-month
temporary assignment. This position will report to the Lead Panels
Human Resource Manager with a strong dotted line responsibility to
the assigned Manufacturing Unit Manager. The Labour Relations
Specialist will provide onsite human resource support to the
manufacturing facility.

The Labour Relations Specialist must have appropriate leadership
skills, HR generalist knowledge and experience to participate in
human resource special projects, processes and assignments within
the Wood Products HR team as required.

Key Functions:

  • Role model safety standards and on-the-job behavior by role
    modeling Weyerhaeuser?s core principles of integrity, fairness,
    creating a positive work environment, and ensuring open
    communication among associates.
  • More than 60% of the role will be focused on labour
  • Act as a strategic business partner and member of the mill
    leadership team as well as the Panels HR team.
  • Provide consultation, guidance and coaching to leaders and
  • Proactively manage HR administrative activities and labour
  • Ensures compliance requirements and champions diversity goals
    and inclusive work environment.
  • Manage education, training and continuous development of skills
    for leaders and associates.
  • Ensures provincial and labour relations compliance employment
    law requirements.
  • Responsible for salaried and hourly staffing functions
    (includes sourcing, recruiting, retention and on boarding
  • Supports Wood Products HR initiatives.


  • Bachelor?s Degree Preferred
  • 2 to 4 years of labour relations experience or equivalent
    experience in key HR functions.
  • Experience working in a union environment and managing the
    grievance process and preparing for arbitration or medication.
  • Demonstrated safety leadership skills.
  • Strong coaching, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills with
    demonstrated courage to intervene and be proactive.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and effective
    working relationships at site, across WP businesses and in the
    local community.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication
  • Experience in issue resolution and employee relations.
  • Experience in Talent and Performance Management.
  • Strong sourcing, recruiting and staffing capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, manages multiple
    priorities, assess HR implications and manage details.
  • Strong understanding of the Province of Alberta employment
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in HR systems.


  • Experience working in manufacturing union environment

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make
the world a better place. We?re serious about safety, driven to
achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business
lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of
exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are
passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to
choose us.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed
to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment
women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and
protected veterans.


Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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