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Health, Safety, and Training Advisor

Posting ID:     23567
Position Type:   Regular    
City:   El Dorado, AR, United States 
Location:   El Dorado Laminating  


The Opportunity:

The Health, Safety & Training (HST) Advisor is responsible for organizing and arranging safety, on-the-job, operational, and values training for all employees on the plant site. You will have an interactive role with the Management team while providing support for all employees on the site.



  • Assists with safety and operational orientation for all new hires. 
  • Follow-up with new hires frequently to confirm training requirements are met.
  • Engages with employees and the management team to create and maintain employee career development plans and training needs.
  • Conduct mill safety reviews, complete investigations and audits where needed, and monitor compliance issues in conjunction with direction from the Corporate Safety Department.
  • Provide guidance in divisional Safety practices, lead Mill Safety Committee meetings, encourage participation in HS practices among workers.
  • Responsible for training the trainers and ensuring all trainers know the basic requirements of Canfor on-the-job and operational training.
  • Works with Management to ensure excellent employee relations including open communication and follow-up to employee concerns.
  • Development and coaching support for staff and employees.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.


Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in training & development in a health and/or safety role.
  • College degree in Business or an Industrial related field is considered an asset and additional safety course work preferred
  • Industrial manufacturing experience considered an asset
  • A high degree of personal motivation and the drive to exceed expectations
  • Experience in managing Safety Programs
  • Champion of safety at all times and a subject matter expert in OSHA regulations and safety best practices
  • Proven ability to work as a team player
  • Effective communicator with strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Exceptionally organized and customer service oriented
  • Working knowledge of web-based computer applications and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills



Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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El Dorado/Urbana, AR
This operation joined Canfor in 2015 following our acquisition of Anthony Forest Products and plays a key role in Canfor’s growing presence in the US South.

Historic El Dorado and nearby Urbana are located in the Timberlands region of South Arkansas. Nestled near the calm waters of the Ouachita River, this oil “boom town” of the 1920s has evolved over the years into an area rich in southern charm, history and well-known festivals. The citizens of El Dorado have made education a priority demonstrated by their school district being known for its innovation and unsurpassed financial support. For more information, visit

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