Planermill Superintendent




New Brunswick



Job Description:

  • Lead and motivate the workforce in executing all activities directed towards a safe, productive, and efficient planer operation.
  • Monitor and maintain production volume, yield, quality (including lumber stacking) and uptime while maintaining a safe working environment respecting all applicable legislation and company policies.
  • Must continually monitor and accommodate the mix of primary resources of wood, manpower and machinery to ensure optimum value and quality.
  • Prepare and present production reports and analysis for production follow-up. (shift reports, time sheets, manning).
  • To monitor machinery and equipment performance and report any mechanical deficiencies to maintenance personnel.
  • Assist in maintenance prioritization and planning activities to minimize downtime and departmental communication and coordination of activities.
  • Make recommendations concerning modifications to existing equipment or processes and/or the acquisition or disposition of physical assets to maximize production results.
  • Monitor and follow-up on determined performance indicators (health and safety frequency, fiber consumption, transportation costs, hourly productivity, product quality, on-time delivery).
  • Identify and recommend long term changes to production targets, products and flow.
  • Ensure that safety issues/concerns (addressed through workplace inspections and monthly Safety Contacts) are adequately performed and that any issues requiring follow-up are attended to in a timely manner.
  • Identify and promote employees training and tools implementation for better operational results.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure quality requirements of the mill are met and exceeded.
  • Ensure that all Environmental regulations, both company and government are followed without exception.

Job Requirements:

  • Post Secondary diploma is an asset with 2 to 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a Sawmill or Planermill or similar industry environment.
  • NLGA Lumber Grading ticket and grading experience is an asset.
  • Experience in managing a team of Operational Technicians and general labor in unionized environment.
  • Proven Health and Safety accountability and are knowledgeable of occupational health and safety.
  • Knowledgeable on lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles of Sawmill/Planer operation.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding and PLC programming is an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must.
  • The ideal candidate is an individual with the drive to advance from their current leadership role to the next level of leadership.
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English; French is an asset.