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Production Supervisor, Woods in Campbell River at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 8/21/2018

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Job Description

Western Forest Products' Mid Island Forest Operation is currently seeking a fully qualified Production Supervisor, Woods to join our team in Campbell River, B.C. This role will be on a continuous 6 & 3 shift, 8 hours per day. 



With the overarching objective of Defining a Higher Standard in safety and continuous improvement, the Production Supervisor (Woods) is responsible for delivering overall production targets through the efficient management of the wood flow process. The Production Supervisor (Woods) is dedicated to sound business practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, resulting in improved safety and environment performance, efficiency, quality, and profitability, as measured by Production Phase metrics. 



Safety and Environmental Performance

  • Provide leadership in safety and environmental stewardship by demonstrating and ensuring the adherence of Company safety and sustainability processes and procedures.

Financial Performance

  • Support the establishment and ongoing improvement of production phase metrics;
  • Review metrics and utilize these to improve efficiency;
  • Control inventory; and
  • Recommend effective strategies for the financial well-being of the Operation.


  • Provide leadership and direction to improve safety and environmental performance, reduce operational costs, and drive efficiencies with Company hourly employees and contractors;
    • Supervision of company hourly employees and contractors, ensuring safe work performance and the achievement of production goals;
  • Ensure hourly employee and contractor awareness and compliance with safety, environmental and operational policies, procedures and regulations; and
  • Hire, train, coach and manage performance of hourly employees and contractors.


  • Oversight and coordination of the overall end to end wood flow process to ensure daily production targets are met. This includes:
    • Safe and efficient yarding plans;
    • Coordination and optimization of loading of fibre
    • Coordination and optimization of hauling activities;
  • Ensuring Company processing specifications and sorting plans are adhered to and value is maximized;
  • Responsible for ensuring that operations are conducted within the standards of the Environmental Management System; and
  • Work in partnership with the General Foreman and other Production Supervisors to ensure efficient fibre flow.


Job Requirements


Education and Experience

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in Forestry Operations in increasingly responsible roles;
  • High School diploma or higher;

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Commitment to Western’s core values of personal safety, sustainable management, and environmental stewardship;
  • High level of integrity and professionalism;
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to motivate and engage hourly employees to perform at a higher standard;
  • Expert knowledge of logging processes;
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and logical thinking skills; and
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset.

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.