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Quality Control/Optimization Coordinator

Posting ID:      17753
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time    
City:    Vanderhoof, BC, Canada 
Location:   Plateau (BC06) 


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.

Coordinator, Quality Control & Optimization- Solid Wood


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently looking for a strong leader with proven experience in a sawmill/manufacturing environment to join our team as a Quality Control & Optimization Coordinator.

The Role:

Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be working to maximize profit, lumber recovery and product quality by optimizing production, product flow and grade standards to meet current market demands and customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and achieving targets in safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee engagement
  • Provide leadership in safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee engagement
  • Ensure the Canfor Operating System (COS) is being followed with the emphasis on abnormality response.
  • Management of Capital Project installations and commissioning.
  • Provide leadership on Continuous Improvement Initiatives across the site whether in Quality or Production Departments.
  •  Provide coaching, training, support and development to other Supervisors in the Quality Control Department.
  • Lead initiatives that support Canfor’s goal of 50% low-grade lumber reduction.
  • Monitor and lead initiatives that maximize length outturns across the site.
  • Work closely with other supervisors to ensure safety, quality and production standards are understood and achieved
  • Develop and improve management systems that optimize production, lumber recovery and grade outturn.
  • Management of quality control processes across the site as required.
  • Work with Woodlands and Production Teams to help achieve log quality & profile standards and improvements.
  • Ensure the regular monitoring and tracking of machine center performance
  • Perform regular grade checks to improve grade accuracy and outturn
  • Have knowledge or be prepared to obtain knowledge of MSR process with expectation to fulfill role of MSR supervisor

The Candidate:

  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Experience in the Sawmill and Planer mill optimization
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed people and team building skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be a team player
  • A recognized CLS lumber grading ticket
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Log Scaling and Grading certification would be an asset

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 neighbor in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.



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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