Sawmill Superintendent

Location: Fort St. John, BC
Closing Date: Open until filled


Reporting to the Plant Manager, Fort St. John Division, the Sawmill Superintendent is a key member of the management team and will be a strong team player.  They 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.

Major Duties:

  • 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 successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • 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.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to:

Tracey Byam, CHRP
Human Resources Manager
Canfor – Fort St. John
Fax:       250-787-3622

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