Leadership Development Professional - New Graduate

Mill Operations

Date Posted: September 12, 2023

Job Location: Grande Prairie

Job Number: 01019980

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited


Address: 12 km South on Resources Road, Postal Bag 1020, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 3A9

Job Description

There is a Leadership Development Professional (LDP) opportunity
available at the Grande Prairie, AB Lumber Division. This is a full
time, permanent salaried position.  Relocation benefits are
available for this position. This role will report to the Mill

 Working under close guidance with assigned mentors, this
individual will be accountable for growing and strengthening their
people leadership abilities, technical skills and general business
understanding of the manufacturing processes and operations of a
Wood Products mill, and other major functional areas, through a
detailed 12-month development plan including hands-on learning,
operational rotations, and successful completion of process
improvement projects.

The successful individual will be assigned to their next role once
development as an LDP has successfully completed and a suitable
assignment is available. 

 Key Functions:

  • Navigate an individualized, 12-month structured work plan offering
    rotational experiences spanning our entire manufacturing value
    stream (Safety, HR, Finance, Production, Maintenance, Timberlands,
    Sales, Raw Materials, Shipping, etc.)

  • Develop safety leadership skills

  • Learn and develop front line leadership skills

  • Receive and provide active feedback

  • Projects and assignments to promote active learning and contribute
    to mill’s successful performance

  • Provide individual contributions through exposure to metrics,
    reliability and process improvement projects

  • Demonstrate your capacity to grow within the

  • Following successful completion of the program,


 Must be a graduate or graduating from a Bachelor’s degree
program in business, wood science, forestry, engineering, science
or related discipline
•    Willingness to adapt to strong safety culture
and ensure safe and efficient execution of work
•    Ability to exercise good judgment in setting
priorities and follow-through in a fast-paced results –oriented
•    Strong desire to learn manufacturing processes,
develop leadership capabilities and possess desire to progress in
•    Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and
other windows based programs
•    Excellent communication and presentation
•    Strong interpersonal and problem solving
•    Capability to prioritize work activities,
assignments and demands, and flexibility to adapt to changes
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Ability to develop partnerships and
collaborative teaming
•    Courage to challenge status quo and deliver
•    Excellent work ethic, strong time management
and organizational skills
•    Willingness to relocate for this and potential
future opportunities to enhance career development
•    Offers of employment will be conditional upon
satisfactory completion of substance testing, background check,
fitness for work testing, and agreement with general terms of

About Wood Products:

been delivering quality building products and solutions to our
customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to
specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance
and unparalleled support.

For more than a century,
we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood


We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make
the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to
achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business
lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of
exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are
passionate about making a difference. 

Job Conditions

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

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