Sawmill Superintendent

Mill Operations

Date Posted: July 05, 2024

Job Location: Narin Centre

Job Number: 9086

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Interfor



Address: 100 Route Old Nairn Rd, Narin Centre, Ontario, Canada H3B 4N4

Job Description

When you join our team as a Sawmill Superintendent, you will be responsible for the overall operation and performance of the sawmill and will work closely with other areas of the business to optimize the production performance of the operation.

What You’ll Do

- Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring the team follows all policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
- Oversee day to day operations of the sawmill facility.
- Manage and identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce cost, and maximize the quality, value, and recovery of lumber produced.
- Engage production and maintenance workers to achieve targets, meet expectations, and address deficiencies in a productive and professional manner.
- Ensure quality standards are met throughout the manufacturing process.
- Lead the continuous improvement process – engage and develop employees.
- Assist in maintenance prioritization and planning activities.
- Manage departmental forecasts, budgets and spending.
- Engage and support team members to achieve excellence in all areas of the business.
- Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competencies and knowledge.
- Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for the sawmill department; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all employees.

What You Offer

- Operational leadership experience in manufacturing environment.
- A degree or diploma in an industry related field would be an asset
- Must be experienced in all phases of sawmill and planer operations.
- Thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.
- Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Familiarization with optimization as well as mechanical and electrical aptitude considered assets.
- Strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Must possess analytical and problem-solving abilities and be detail and results oriented.
- Strong working knowledge of sawmill processes.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive/energetic team environment.
- Must be a team player.
- Demonstrated leadership skills along with the desire to lead and support a talented team in a fast-paced environment.
- Detail and results oriented.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a College or CEGEP
  • Language: English

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