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Supervisor in Training

Posting ID:     25266
Position Type:   Regular      
City:   Urbana, AR, United States 
Location:   Urbana, AR

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:

The Supervisor-in-Training will work alongside management to provide leadership to the team while rotating throughout various areas of the mill for the first 6 months to a year in this role. Following their successful training and development this candidate will transition to the night shift Planer Mill Supervisor role.


The following is a list of duties that this person will complete. (This is not an exhaustive list.)

  • Must be available to work night shift (this role is eligible for shift differential pay), occasional holidays and weekends
  • Always assist in maintaining the highest standards of safety, leading by example and ensuring all employees follow policies, procedures and practices.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities to reduce cost, while safely maintaining production targets.
  • Actively participate in coaching, training and supporting team members to maximize performance.
  • Demonstrate leadership and foster a culture of open communication with employees at all levels.
  • Assist in ensuring the timely implementation of key corporate and operational initiatives.



  • Recent college graduate with a relevant degree in Forestry, Industrial Manufacturing, Business, or related topics or a minimum of 5 years of work-related experience in managing production and/or maintenance.
  • Responsible, hardworking, self-motivated, and willing to work on all shifts in all conditions.
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset.
  • Experience and a good track record in boiler safety.


Please note that if a wage scale is mentioned in our job posting, it was not provided by Canfor. Our compensation is highly competitive, equitable and reflective of our organizational values. We encourage you to apply for this position to learn more about the attractive Total Rewards package we offer at Canfor.


Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align


At Canfor, we embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.


We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks, and drug testing, depending on the role and location.


Why Canfor? We're a global leader in low-carbon forest products like lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We prioritize innovation, environmental practices, and community support. In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine, offering high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, well-being, and growth. We provide learning opportunities for skill development at every career stage, competitive compensation, and industry-leading benefits for employees and their families.



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