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Manager, Contract Services in Campbell River at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description

WFP is currently seeking a Manager, Contract Services to join our Mid Island Forest Operation, located in Campbell River, B.C.

The Manager of Contract Services is a senior role responsible for leading some company crews and all contract activities, ensuring continuous improvement in worker safety, operational efficiencies and profitability of the operation. The position will have responsibility for all contract road construction and stump to dump contractors in the operation.  The position will also work within a team of supervisors to lead company crews in road construction. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager of Contract Services is a senior role responsible for leading some company crews and all contract activities in the area, ensuring continuous improvement in worker safety, operational efficiencies and profitability of the operation. The position will have responsibility for all contract road construction and stump to dump contractors in the operation. The position will also work within a team of supervisors to lead company crews in road construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for planning, supervision of hourly personnel, safe work performance and the achievement of departmental and operational goals;
  • Ensure the safe and effective management and supervision of Contractor hourly operations personnel
  • Through worker training and coaching, ensure contractor employee awareness and compliance with safety, environmental and operational policy, procedures and regulations;
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the hourly workforce while encouraging worker efficiency and productivity;
  • Monitor and assess contractor employee performance and as necessary correct and/or enforce compliance with safety, environmental and workplace rules, regulations and operational requirements;
  • Ensure production schedules are met and product quality meets established standards within budgetary requirements;
  • As necessary, ensure worker training is undertaken and that the trainee demonstrates competence before assignment to the new task/position;
  • Deal with employee/labour relations matters as they occur and seek advice on same as deemed necessary;
  • Ensure open lines of communication between operations personnel and between Contractor and Company representatives;
  • Assist in the development and execution of harvesting plans;
  • Work with Contractor and Company personnel to effect positive change with respect to operational safety, quality and productivity;
  • Stay abreast of industry innovations and in general work towards the development of expert harvesting knowledge;
  • As a representative of the Company, carry out the job duties with the utmost professionalism and integrity; and
  • Other duties as required and assigned

Job Requirements

This position requires in-depth knowledge of logging, as a business, the capacity to understand financial statements and reports, and demonstrated leadership abilities in alignment with the Company’s values.

You are a highly motivated individual who recognizes the value of a team orientated approach in performing this challenging position.  You bring to the job an excellent safety record, a good working knowledge of applicable occupational health & safety regulations and a willingness to work with Western Forest Products in reaching its safety and production objectives.  You have first-hand knowledge and experience in a unionized environment.  You are known amongst your peers for your strong leadership and communication skills and have supervisory experience leading logging crews.  

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Knowledge:

Proficient in the use of forestry specific software; proficient use of Microsoft Office products; In-depth knowledge of Government Regulations as they relate to Timberlands and Contract Services; Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety programs and regulations; Knowledge of Labour Relations regulations.

Required Skills & Abilities:

Ability to multitask; have strong customer service skills; strong leadership abilities; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain credibility; ability to adopt and encourage innovative and strategic thinking; excellent problem solving skills to find solutions to complex problems.

Required Experience:

In-depth knowledge of logging; 10+ years experience in Timberlands; proven track record of contract supervision; experience supervising in a unionized environment; experience in road construction is considered an asset.

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.


Internal candidates please apply to this posting and notify recruitment of your interest.