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Plant Manager

Posting ID:     15661 
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:   Jackson, AL, United States
Location:   Jackson Sawmill - CSP Services (AL09) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

As a world leader in the forest products industry, we continue to demonstrate our confidence in the long-term prospects for our sector by investing in our operations, capitalizing on strategic growth opportunities and growing and diversifying our markets and our products.


Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Plant Manager plays a senior and critical role in our business and leads the mill senior management team. With a focus on the safe, efficient operation of the divisional sawmill, the Plant Manager supports Canfor’s goals in achieving business plan objectives for productivity, quality, conversion costs and recovery to maximize profits. The Plant Manager will inspire the team to create a safe, motivated and productive environment which leads to continuous improvement.


The ideal candidate will be a manufacturing professional with superior business acumen who brings mill leadership experience within the forest products industry. She/he will have exceptional leadership capabilities and skillful in managing profit margins. A self-starter and driver with a people-oriented approach, the preferred candidate will enjoy working closely with all aspects of the business in this exciting and challenging environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Champions the Canfor Safety Comes First culture; leads, creates and maintains a safe and healthy work environment by ensuring the continued development and delivery of a comprehensive site safety program following standards and procedures; complying with legislation and regulations.
  • Leads, manages and develops staff; coaches, builds and maintains strong working relationships; supports diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Ensures compliance with all environmental requirements and permits
  • Determines sawmill operating strategies, including optimization programs to maximize mill margin; provides a clears sense of direction and focus to the team.
  • Oversees development and implementation of annual business plans; allocates resources effectively and fully utilizes assets to produce optimal results.
  • Develops and promotes a culture of performance management and continuous improvement in all aspects of the business; sets and owns performance standards and holds team accountable through regular communication.
  • Represents Canfor as a good neighbor within our communities.


Required Skills:

  • 2-5 years of experience as a Plant Manager in wood products manufacturing.
  • Minimum grade 12 education with post-secondary education in wood products, engineering, business management or forestry would be an asset.
  • Demonstrates integrity with effective leadership and influencing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills
  • Strong business improvement and performance management skills with strong knowledge of business and management principles; budgeting, planning, resource allocation and human resources.
  • Resourceful and resilient; strong organization skills with the ability to effectively respond to continually changing internal and external business conditions.
  • An effective communicator with strong verbal, written and presentation 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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Jackson, AL
Jackson is the largest city in Clarke County and the “best small town in Alabama”. Founded in 1816, the town was named after the war hero and general turned seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. This city is located along the western border of Clarke County and on a rise that overlooks the east bank of the Tombigbee River. The low cost of living, higher than average graduation rates, numerous social programs make Jackson an extremely attractive community to be a part of. For more information, visit

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