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Supervisor in Training

Posting ID:     13701
Position Type:   Full Time Salaried 
City:   Houston, BC, Canada
Location:   Houston (BC03) 

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:

The Supervisor in Training, Wood Products is a developmental role which will report to assigned mentors. The position will offer a unique experience where professional skills will be applied in an operating manufacturing environment. Based on the requirements of the operation, a developmental plan will be implemented for the duration of the term. Learning will be hands on and you will gain firsthand supervisory experience and leadership development at one of BC’s Top Employers.


Upon successful completion of the developmental term, we are committed to providing a suitable job opportunity to the incumbent to continue to build their career with Canfor.


Skills You’ll Learn:

  • Leadership and Supervisory skills
  • Analytical techniques and root cause analysis
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Health & Safety Awareness recognition
  • Working in a team environment


Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist in maintaining the highest standards of safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring all employees follow policies, procedures and practices
  • Address unsafe conditions as required
  • Assist in identifying opportunities to reduce cost, while safely meeting production targets.
  • Actively participate in coaching, training and supporting team members to maximize performance
  • Foster a culture of open communication with employees at all levels
  • Assist in ensuring the timely implementation of key Corporate and Operational Initiatives



  • Desire to build a career in the Forest Products Industry
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong initiative
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Safe work habits and a working knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
  • Experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work in a team environment
  • Willingness to relocate to Canfor operations in BC and Alberta


Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. 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

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