Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. is currently seeking an experienced Occupational Health and Safety Leader to join our management team. Working out of our Whitecourt Pulp Division, in Whitecourt, Alberta, this individual will work collaboratively with leadership throughout the organization to enhance and anchor our safety culture. The role will encompass a combination of strategic planning, policy development, implementation and auditing of corporate/site standards and initiatives, as well as the tactical implementation and maintenance of our safety system at an operational level.
The ideal candidate
The preferred candidate will have a CRSP designation and/or be a graduate from an accredited post-secondary institution in a related field of study, with a minimum of five years of safety leadership experience in a manufacturing/production environment. They will possess a thorough knowledge of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code, have experience with WCB claims management and appeals processes and experience in risk management. Previous auditing experience and an ability and willingness to obtain PIR auditor accreditation through the Alberta Forest Products Association is required. Above all, the successful candidate will be passionate about safety and demonstrate an ability to lead and influence others in support of our safety culture.
Why work for us?
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been active in the forest business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people in lively, friendly communities that deliver excellent quality of life. The company offers:
• a competitive and benefits program, that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance and a profit-sharing plan
• a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
• a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
This position is located in Whitecourt, Alberta, a dynamic and friendly community located 170 km outside of Edmonton, offering excellent amenities and a great quality of life.