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Sawmill Superintendent

Posting ID:     18165
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Mackenzie, BC, Canada 
Location:   Mackenzie (BC05) 


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:
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.


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.


We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application no later than 4:00pm PST on May 29th, 2019.


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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Mackenzie, BC
Mackenzie is the gateway to endless outdoor adventure and Beautiful BC at its finest. Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie is a compact community that is ideal for having fun outdoors all year round and carries on the spirit of adventure and wilderness exploration of its namesake – overland explorer Alexander Mackenzie. For more information, visit

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