Overview

Our client located in Northern Ontario has an immediate opening for a Sawmill Manager   

The Sawmill Manager reports to the General Manager. The Sawmill Manager is directly responsible for the manufacturing operations that will include all aspects of the business from the safety of all the employees to the business performance, including administration and labor relations.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure application of the highest Safety standards to achieve superior health and safety results
  • Leadership that results in an effective and positive operation and employee collaboration and ownership of results
  • Institute and maintain progressive employee training and development programs and a succession plan for the operation of the mill
  • Manage all manpower and scheduling requirements
  • Maintain progressive implementation of the appropriate work systems, and service and supply contracts
  • Develop capital and operating plans for operations
  • Oversee budgets to ensure good cost control and decision making
  • Maintain continuous improvement program and maintenance systems to maximize performance in business KPI’s
  • Optimize product values through coordination between lumber sales and sawmill and planer operations for best product strategy and product distribution
  • Ensure product quality (lumber, chips, bark, sawdust and shavings) meets customer needs and lumber grade standards
  • Ensure environmental compliance and application of ISO-14001 processes
  • Effective communication between business units, employees, customers and the community
  • Enforcement and support of corporate policies and procedures
  • Maintain security of assets

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma
  • A minimum of ten years of equivalent experience in forest products manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrated progression in leadership roles in a manufacturing setting
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Ability to assume responsibility, manage multiple priorities and collaboratively drive issues to closure
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions rapidly on the basis of experience and judgment even when you have incomplete information and/or you are under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to change

Applying

Please submit resumes to [email protected] including salary expectations and availability or contact Mike MacLeod @ 1 877-737-6562 extension 103.