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Kiln Supervisor - Houston, BC
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
Kiln Supervisor - Houston, BC
Posting ID:  17830

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.

The Opportunity:
Canfor Houston is currently looking for a strong leader with proven experience in an industrial setting to join our team as a Kiln Supervisor.

The Role:
As a member of Canfor's Divisional Management Team, the Kiln Supervisor will be responsible for the coordination and timely and accurate shipment of all rail car and truck orders, kiln schedules and quality optimization. You will also be responsible for the supervision, safety, and coordination of all forklift operators.

An ongoing focus on quality control in and out of the kilns will be required in this role, to ensure a quality product into the Planer. The individual will work closely with the Sawmill and Planer to ensure that all production and forecasting targets are met.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with forecasting planer production in accordance with Supply Chain directives
  • Coordinate kiln-loading and planer-in requirements with sawmill production, in order to attain forecasted planer-out production
  • Setting up and monitoring kiln schedules to ensure a high value is maintained through the drying process
  • Supervision and coordination of all related production employees and equipment related to shipping and kilns
  • Determine & meet daily/weekly shipping requirements while achieving target inventories
  • Ensure that established safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee engagement KPI's are met or exceeded on a consistent basis
  • Work with all personnel to ensure compliance in safety, environment, company policies, and WorkSafe BC safety regulations
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing with other personnel
  • Coverage for Sales & Shipping Coordinator when absent

The Candidate:
  • Minimum Grade 12 education with preference given to candidates with relevant post-secondary education
  • Supervisory experience in the sawmill industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with the ability to learn new programs
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Ability to thrive as a management team member in a unionized work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities with the flexibility to effectively respond to continually changing internal and external business conditions
  • TDG and WHMIS training would be an asset
  • Demonstrated safe work behaviour
  • Analytical thinker
  • Leadership skills
  • Easily adapt to new situations
  • Can build cooperative and trusting working relationships
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Meets deadlines
  • Highly organized, self-motivated
  • Basic knowledge of mobile equipment 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 neighbour 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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