Sawmill Superintendent

Mill Operations

Date Posted: June 29, 2021

Job Location: Williams Lake

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Tolko


Address: 5000 Soda Creek Road, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada V2G 3P6

Job Description

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Sawmill Superintendent is an integral part of the Soda Creek Management Team.  The Sawmill Superintendent is responsible for safe and efficient planning, organizing and all operating aspects of the sawmill department.  Responsible for exceeding targets in quality, cost control and employee engagement with an uncompromising focus on safety standards. This key position works closely with the maintenance team and other staff to ensure safety, production and overall plant efficiency. The successful incumbent will require superior leadership skills to deliver on World Class results and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing operations, OH&S and employee relations.


  • A strong commitment to safety, quality, lumber recovery and production
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in all areas of Lumber Manufacturing
  • Supervisory experience and strong management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of workplace safety systems and programs
  • Ability to analyze data, rationalize solutions, and communicate plans
  • Experience in hiring and developing diverse teams

 About Tolko:

With state-of-the-art operations across western Canada, Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world.  For over 60 years, our family-owned company has been recognized by our customers and business partners for being reliable, flexible, efficient and offering quality products. With the third generation of family leadership, we’re continuing that legacy today in our divisions throughout western Canada and joint ventures in the Southern United States.

At Tolko, our values, vision and mission aren’t just what we believe. They’re how we work, live and serve our customers every day. Fundamental to our success is a diverse and committed workforce that thrives on change, building relationships, and a drive toward excellence.

We are committed to the well-being of future generations through responsible operational and environmental performance. This commitment applies to all aspects of our business. We hold third-party certification on the forestlands that we sustainably manage in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.  And, through our community investment strategy, we strive to play an active and constructive role in the communities where we live and work.  Whether we’re providing jobs, volunteering or giving through donations, we work to make our communities stronger and more vibrant through active participation. 

When you join Tolko, you’re saying yes to a company that has been built on integrity, respect, and provides employees with the inclusive environment, support and opportunity they need to build great lives.

We’re more than an industry leader.  We’re the place where you succeed as our most valuable resource!

  We offer:

  • An unyielding commitment to your personal safety
  • Competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • The opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • Diverse opportunities
  • An open, innovative culture
  • A positive, dynamic, and inclusive work environment
  • Technical and leadership training to ensure you work successfully and safely
  • The chance to live (and play) where you work

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A Career With Tolko Is More Than A Job

It’s pride in what you do.  It’s making a difference every single day, working side-by-side with people you respect.

Explore our opportunities, submit your application, and join a company that works for you, your family, and your community!

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Job Conditions

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

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