Planer Superintendent  

Location: Polar
Closing Date: October 18, 2013


Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Planer Superintendent is a key member of the Plant Management Team and is responsible for providing overall management of the Planermill Production; Shipping and as such liaises with the Sawmill, Maintenance, Quality Control and general Administration Departments to ensure excellent safety performance combined with maximum productivity, quality and customer satisfaction with the lowest possible cost.

Major Duties:

As a member of the Polar team, you will:

  • Ensure the highest level of workplace safety and ensure compliance with all applicable government regulations and corporate policies
  • Optimizing safety and production performance of the operation
  • Ensure the highest level of quality control and product presentation standards for customer satisfaction
  • Provide development for supervisory personnel
  • Maintain a liaison with ongoing continuous improvement and quality control initiatives
  • Assist in management of the annual budget and cost control program
  • Ensure full compliance with applicable government regulations, corporate policies and environmental permits


The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • Proven ability to lead in safety and engage people in process management
  • Experience as a supervisor or superintendent in wood products manufacturing
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills
  • Solid knowledge of Performance Management and Continual Improvement processes
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of optimization equipment and process
  • Sound knowledge of marketing and product mix
  • Proficiency in contemporary business management skills (Microsoft Office applications, understanding of financial principles)
  • Strong organizational skills with the desire to accept the challenge of working in continually changing internal and external business conditions
  • Be an effective leader and communicator with strong verbal, written and oral presentation skills
  • Post-secondary education in wood products or forestry would be an asset
  • Maintenance experience would be an asset

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application by Friday 18th October, 2013.  

David Brooke
Human Resources Manager
Canfor – Polar

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