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Production Coordinator in Port Alberni at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Western Forest Products is currently recruiting for a Production Coordinator to join its Alberni Pacific Division, in Port Alberni, B.C.

Reporting to the Division’s Manager, you are a highly-motivated individual who will be responsible for coordinating and evaluating the sawmill schedule and cut programs. This involves working closely with marketing, log supply, manufacturing, secondary processing and accounting to ensure that programs meet the requirements of our sales program, and are optimizing returns to the mill.

Among your peers, you are considered to be a team-player who can work well in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. You are experienced in wood products manufacturing and have a demonstrated ability to multi-task, react to changing conditions and excel under the pressure of deadlines.


  • Assess and forecast sawmill cuts and returns
  • Compile an annual production schedule and maintain any updates as required
  • Produce detailed cut plans and review with operations
  • Allocate production to sales
  • Work with the processing coordinator to establish secondary manufacturing programs
  • Evaluate marketing inquiries and sales options
  • Manage the Division order file to ensure on spec, on time deliveries
  • Maintain visibility of selling opportunities / issues



Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Post secondary degree in Business, Accounting, Wood Processing or Forestry related field
  • Lumber grading and/or tally ticket certification
  • Experience working as a production coordinator in a sawmill manufacturing environment
  • Experience in quality control, sawmill or planer supervision is preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Intermediate experience with MS Office

Position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early for consideration.

Internal candidates, please apply for the position and then contact Recruitment to let them know of your interest.