Mill Operations

Date Posted: August 30, 2021

Job Location: Elk Lake

Job Number: REF266D

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately



Address: 1 Sixth Street / Boîte postale 9, Elk Lake, Ontario, Canada P0J 1G0

Job Description

We are looking for one Production Supervisor for the Planer Mill at our Elk Lake Operation in Ontario.

Reporting to the Planer Superintendent, the Planer Supervisor will be responsible for direct supervision and monitoring of Planer production employees, procedures, and objectives.

Also, the incumbent will be expected to lead improvements in safety, productivity and quality in the department for continuous improvements.


Lead and motivate the workforce in executing all activities directed towards a safe, productive, and efficient planer operation.
Monitor and maintain production volume, yield, quality (including lumber stacking) and uptime while maintaining a safe working environment respecting all applicable legislation and company policies.
Must continually monitor and accommodate the mix of primary resources of wood, manpower and machinery to ensure optimum value and quality.
Prepare and present production reports and analysis for production follow-up. (shift reports, time sheets, manning).
To monitor machinery and equipment performance and report any mechanical deficiencies to maintenance personnel.
Assist in maintenance prioritization and planning activities to minimize downtime and departmental communication and coordination of activities.
Make recommendations concerning modifications to existing equipment or processes and/or the acquisition or disposition of physical assets to maximize production results.
Monitor and follow-up on determined performance indicators (health and safety frequency, fiber consumption, transportation costs, hourly productivity, product quality, on-time delivery).
Identify and recommend long term changes to production targets, products and flow.
Ensure that safety issues/concerns (addressed through workplace inspections and monthly Safety Contacts) are adequately performed and that any issues requiring follow-up are attended to in a timely manner.
Identify and promote employees training and tools implementation for better operational results.
Collaborate with other departments to ensure quality requirements of the mill are met and exceeded.
Ensure that all Environmental regulations, both company and government are followed without exception.


Demonstrate Mobilizing leadership.
Result-Oriented and Team player.
Good organizational and Time management skills.
Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Good communication and coaching skills
Strong ethic, integrity and judgment.


Post Secondary diploma is an asset with 2 to 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a Sawmill or Planermill or similar industry environment.
NLGA Lumber Grading ticket and grading experience is an asset.
Experience in managing a team of Operational Technicians and general labor in unionized environment.
Proven Health and Safety accountability and are knowledgeable of occupational health and safety.
Knowledgeable on lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.
Knowledge of continuous improvement principles of Sawmill/Planer operation.
Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding and PLC programming is an asset.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must.
The ideal candidate is an individual with the drive to advance from their current leadership role to the next level of leadership.
Must be fluent in both written and spoken English; French is an asset.

Job Conditions

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

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