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LEAP - Operations Management Trainee Program

Posting ID:     24691
Position Type:   Regular   
City:   Thomasville, GA, United States 
Location:   Thomasville Plant  


Are you a natural born leader who enjoys a good challenge and wants to learn more about our business? Grow your career alongside the best and brightest! Taking part in LEAP will help you gain knowledge of our entire operation, from procurement to maintenance, and prepare you to be the next exceptional leader at Canfor Southern Pine.


What is LEAP? Canfor's LEAP (Leadership Exposure Acceleration Program) is a 12-month fast-tracked technical and leadership program to advance your career path within Canfor's operations. The programs’ purpose is to expedite the development of talented and high potential professionals to assume operational leadership positions. This program was created for the hustler who is ready to give it their all, in exchange for rapid advancement. You will be shown what it takes to be a leader in the sawmill industry and will experience several job rotations while you gain exposure to our entire operation. You'll be taught all aspects of our business with the final goal of moving into a supervisory role at the end of the program based on your interests and business needs.


In this program you will:

- Develop leadership skills, supported by supervisors, advisors, and mentors

- Gain knowledge in multiple areas of the industry through a full job rotation

- Drive practical improvements by leading your own operations project

- Build the skills you'll need through bi-weekly training and career planning support

- Earn an Industrial Wood Processing certificate through BCIT


Who you are:

- College or University graduate

- 3+ years of leadership experience

- Responsible, hardworking, and self-motivated

- Willing to work on all shifts, in all conditions

- Hunger for a challenge, eager to learn

- Comfortable with ambiguity

- Strong verbal communication skills

- Flexibility to work from any of our operations


If you have hunger for a challenge, humility to learn, and the smarts to effectively navigate people and business problems, apply today! Take the LEAP, make an impact!


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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Thomasville, GA
One of Georgia’s hidden gems, this “City of Roses” is located just north of the Florida border. Also known as “Never Ordinary. Always Extraordinary,” Thomasville has a vibrant and charming downtown which becomes a welcome a friendly gathering place for many outdoor events and festivals. This small town is also popular with those who love the outdoors and enjoy small-town living. For more information, visit




Nearest Major Market: Thomasville
Nearest Secondary Market: Valdosta

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