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Superintendent, Forestry

Posting ID:     18876
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Houston, BC, Canada
Location:   Houston (BC03) 


Who We Are:


At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.

The Opportunity:

The Forestry Superintendent is responsible for coordinating the divisional planning and permitting activities as identified to meet the planned harvest volume for the respective manufacturing facilities. The Forestry Superintendent will work collaboratively with the Operations Superintendent and Regional Harvest Planner to achieve the overall goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring planned volume meets manufacturing facility requirements for profile, fibre quality and cost.
  • Managing volume to meet 3-year plan targets.
  • Maintain a sustainable workforce of qualified contractors.
  • Tracking, reporting and root cause analysis of safety, quality, cost and delivery results.
  • Demonstrate innovation by implementing efficiencies and cost savings through performance management and continuous improvement initiatives.



The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • Minimum of 10 years of related forestry experience.
  • Registered as an RPF, RFT or eligible for registration with the Association of BC Forest Professionals
  • University Degree or Technical Diploma.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills, with an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable BC Legislation and policies.
  • Excellent computer skills and related software experience including forestry applications



To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Houston, BC

Houston residents enjoy a relaxed pace of life and omnipresent access to the area’s truly great outdoors. The surrounding area is renowned for its many ultra-clean lakes and rivers, which offer world-class fishing and watersports. Houston in known as “The Steelhead Capital of Canada’ and its thriving eco-tourism industry complements the area’s economic mainstays of forestry and mining. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/houston-bc

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