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Operational Excellence Specialist

Posting ID:   25949
Position Type:     Regular 
City:   Elko, BC, Canada
Location:   Elko 


You are a motivated self-initiator with a sharp focus on meticulous details. Your innate intellectual curiosity, coupled with the confidence to challenge conventional norms, fuels your enthusiasm for embracing evolving circumstances. Proficiency in policy and procedure, you excel at goal setting, planning, and prioritization, allowing you to lead without formal authority. Your appreciation for variety will come in handy, as the only thing that stays consistent about this woodproducts based role, is that it's a 'whittle' bit unpredictable!


As the Operational Excellence Specialist, you will support and drive the organization's holistic approach to operational excellence at the individual site-level. You will collaborate with colleagues spanning both Canada and the United States, allowing you to make direct contributions to the organization's Safety and Sustainability Strategy. By practically implementing strategic priorities, you will play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of excellence within Wood Product Canada.


A day in the life of the Operational Excellence Specialist is diverse and will be shaped by the specific needs of different divisions. This role is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each division it serves. Bring your expertise in at least ONE of these specified domains, allowing us to build off your foundation while developing the others:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Continuous Improvement


For this role come equipped with:

  • Lean Six-Sigma
  • Excellent adaptability skills
  • Environmental Science, Engineering, Industrial Management, or a related discipline
  • Some knowledge of regulatory bodies (environmental and safety)


In a perfect world, you have a background in operational safety, environmental compliance, energy management, site maintenance, and/or process improvement with a post-secondary education and professional certification in areas such as environmental management, safety, or quality management. You also have previous industrial experience.


If you are a team player who can lead without authority, click that “apply” button today! #LI-GS1 #CADS


Please note that if a wage scale is mentioned in our job posting, it was not provided by Canfor. Our compensation is highly competitive, equitable, and reflective of our organizational values. We encourage you to apply for this position to learn more about the attractive Total Rewards package we offer at Canfor.



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Elko, BC
One of British Columbia’s treasures, Elko, is tucked in the base of the Rocky Mountains, near the larger communities of Fernie and Cranbrook. This stunning region of British Columbia and surrounding communities offer a welcoming combination of affordable living, modern amenities, cultural and community events and breathtaking landscapes where a rich quality of life can be had. For the outdoor enthusiast, the activities in this region are endless, offering something for everyone, including nearby National and Provincial Parks, landscapes which host stunning rivers, exceptional hiking and walking trails, mountain fishing and world-class ski resorts. For more information, visit or


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