Mill Operations

Date Posted: September 02, 2021

Job Location: Sault Ste. Marie

Job Number: REF274E

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately



Address: 1195 Peoples Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada P6C 3W7

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to learn and grow into a leadership role within our Sault Ste. Marie I-Joist facility in Ontario.

Reporting to the Production Superintendent and working in close collaboration with all members of the management team, you will acquire knowledge and experience over an 18 to 24 months term, while familiarizing yourself with all areas of the operations. You will be developing the skills necessary to directly manage a team and supervise production activities and thus contribute to the success of the plant.


Achieve general knowledge of daily production with emphasis on efficiency, quality and safety standards.
Gain an understand of the facility layout and production processes.
Work alongside production employees to gain a working knowledge of the mill equipment and operations, in addition you will gain exposure to yard, planning and inventories, shipping, quality control, maintenance.
Develop efficient communication techniques to lead direct reports with work instructions, training and cross-training for all production positions and assist with evaluating employee performance.
Foster information sharing and communication within teams, skills development, strengthen employee engagement, autonomy and accountability.
Participate in conflict resolution.
Supervise training for personnel regarding job duties, orientation & safety, equipment requirement to ensure proper functions of assigned duties.
Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and refer to Safety programs, policies, procedures and regulations.
Support safety initiatives, identify improvement or corrective actions and following up on those actions.
Understand, interpret, and apply the principles of labor relations and clauses of the collective agreement.
Participate in the production planning process and assist with troubleshooting issues.
Perform reporting and administrative activities related to the role.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Commitment to Safety
Curiosity, judgment, and excellent learning abilities.
Excellent listening and communication skills.
Good organizational and planning skills.
Team player, Analytical and Result-Oriented.
Integrity, thoroughness, and professionalism.


Post-Secondary diploma.
A diploma in wood products or forestry field or equivalent would be considered an asset
Have minimal Supervisory or lead hand experience in an industrial, manufacturing or in a wood products manufacturing environment.
Have experience in a unionized environment.
Have relevant achievements and training in health and safety.
Knowledge and skills in IT tools and the use of production systems.
Must be available to work flexible schedules to meet the operational needs.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 2 to 5 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a Technical School
  • Language: English

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