Planer Superintendent

Mill Operations

Date Posted: May 01, 2021

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 99 West River Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1Y7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
listed on the TSX and NYSE. Recognized for the eighth time as
one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we are a growing company looking
for talented people to be part of our team. Are you interested in
working for a company that offers both a challenging work
environment and a rewarding career path? The Hinton Wood
Product’s Team has an opportunity for a:


Reporting to the General Manager, the Planer Superintendent will
be responsible for all aspects of safety & production for the
planer mill, dry kilns, shavings program, lumber, chip & hog
shipments. You will supervise Salaried and hourly employees while
ensuring safety/environmental compliance and meeting quality

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Achieving production goals with the highest regard for employee
  • Capable of troubleshooting/observing machines to ensure
    production and quality standards are met
  • Managing the department cost in an aggressive manner assuring
    optimum manufacturing unit cost, development and education on key
  • Maintenance Planning, planning non-emergency maintenance,
    coordinating PM routes
  • Effectively communicating goals to the team
  • Managing conflicts

Measures and Performance:

  • Safety/environmental compliance
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Managing maintenance and departmental costs
  • Ensuring quality in operations
  • Employee training and development
  • Plant Profitability
  • Production, grade recovery and downtime
  • Maintenance & appearance of production/plant

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to communicate well – both oral and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Leadership/supervisory skills
  • A minimum of five years of industrial experience
  • Ability to function independently

 The ideal candidate will

  • Knowledge of Planer process including costs, productivity and
    quality standards
  • Knowledge of Kilns and the drying process including Konus

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States and Europe. We believe strongly in promoting from
within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment
with continuous development. The successful candidate should be
interested in future growth opportunities within the
company. West Fraser offers an excellent compensation package
including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an
outstanding pension plan.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at and click
on the green “apply now” at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those
short-listed will be contacted.

Job Conditions

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

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