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Sawmill Superintendent

Posting ID:     19553
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Location:   Fort St. John (BC02) 


Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently looking for a strong leader with proven leadership experience and a background in a sawmill environment to join our team as a Sawmill Superintendent.

The Role:  
Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Sawmill Superintendent is a key member of the management team and will be a strong team player. In this role, you will be responsible for providing overall leadership in the sawmill and will work closely with other department heads to ensure efficient and effective divisional operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the highest level of workplace safety
  • Optimizing the safety and production performance of the operation
  • Providing direction and support for operating and supervisory personnel while fostering a highly effective working relationship with all employees
  • Providing development for supervisory personnel
  • Driving ongoing continuous improvement opportunities and quality control initiatives
  • Developing cost control programs in conjunction with Division business plans and managing area spend
  • Ensuring full compliance with applicable government regulations and corporate policies

The Candidate:

  • Proven ability in leadership, achieving goals and managing safety performance
  • Effective communicator with strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Solid knowledge of performance management and continuous improvement processes
  • Experience in wood products manufacturing at the supervisory or superintendent level
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of optimization equipment and processes
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to lead change initiatives
    Preference may be given to those with extensive experience or post-secondary education in wood products or forestry.


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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Fort St. John, BC

With everything from arts and crafts to high-octane outdoor adventure, Fort St. John is known locally as BC’s Energetic City. This city’s youthful population and wealth creates exciting economic opportunities. Its surrounding landscape is speckled with calm lakes and untouched rivers, and is a dream to outdoor enthusiasts all year round. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/fort-st-john



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