Date Posted: January 27, 2021

Job Location: Nairn Centre

Job Number: REF165E

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately



Address: 100 Route Old Nairn, Nairn Centre, Ontario, Canada P0M 2L0

Job Description

We are looking for a LOG YARD/KILN SUPERVISOR at our Nairn Centre location.

Reporting to the Mill Manager, you will be responsible for leading the log yard and kiln personnel in a safe and efficient manner to achieve site goals. You will also be responsible for managing mobile equipment, maintenance of the roadways and the log yard, residual materials, log quality issues, round wood and residual inventory management, ensuring efficient loading and unloading of logging trucks. As well you will be responsible for kiln operations ensuring optimum quality and throughput.


Timely and disciplined FIFO log rotation.
Quality and consistency of log rows throughout the yard.
Ensure proper log mix is available for sawmill consumption.
Manage inventory to minimize handling cost of logs.
Manage yard equipment and yard maintenance (septic beds, storm sewers and ditches, snow removal, sanding, and dust suppression).
Manage equipment and personnel for the loading and unloading logs.
Manage residual inventories and month end reporting.
Responsible for environmental monitoring and processes.
Responsible for the appropriate use of best practices in yard and kiln management.
Responsible for effective kiln operations.
Coordinate kiln maintenance work requirements.
Weigh scales maintenance and cleaning.
Fuel management and month end reporting.
Mobile equipment budget control.
Perform all related supervisor duties (reports, payroll, incident reporting, performance, training, vacation, work scheduling, etc.).


Show an ability to establish relationships and promote teamwork and collaboration.
Demonstrate leadership and integrity within a team environment.
Possess strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
Be able to communicate technical information.
Have good time and priority management and ability to work under pressure.
Possess a strong continuous improvement focus.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Curiosity and desire to learn.


Post secondary education in business and/or forestry or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 1 to 3 years experience in log yard and/or kiln operation experience or manufacturing at a supervisory level.
Kiln drying experience and knowledge is a definite asset.
Strong focus and understanding of Safety leadership.
Good working knowledge of leading and managing within a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 2 to 5 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a College or CEGEP
  • Language: English

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