Production Superintendent (In Training)

Production Superintendent (In Training), Timmins, Ontario

When you join our team as a Production Superintendent (In Training), you will acquire knowledge and experience over a 12 to 18 months term while familiarizing yourself with all areas of the process. You will be developing the skills necessary to directly manage a team and supervise production activities and thus contribute to the success of the plant.

What You’ll Do

  • Gain solid working knowledge of the sawmill and planer equipment and operations, in addition you will gain exposure to yard, inventories and shipping, kilns, quality control and maintenance with some exposure to woodlands.
  • Learn efficiencies in terms of production, maintenance, quality, etc., by ensuring the safety of staff on site and in work areas in compliance with all government regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Acquire the skills to coordinate interdepartmental activities, minimize downtime, continuous improvement programs, maintenance systems, maximize performance and achieve performance targets.
  • Develop efficient communication techniques to successfully lead work teams with work instructions, training and cross-training for all production positions and assist with evaluating employee performance.
  • Understand and be willing to learn annual operating budgets to achieve set performance indicators for the sawmill.
  • Study daily, weekly, and monthly reports about current activities and key performance indicators.
  • Find out how continuous improvement programs and maintenance systems are developed to maximize performance and achieve performance targets.
  • Help implement capital and optimization projects with stakeholders.
  • Foster information sharing and communication within teams, skills development, strengthen employee engagement, autonomy, and accountability.
  • Understand, interpret and apply the principles of labor relations and clauses of the collective agreement.
  • Participate in the production planning process and assist with troubleshooting issues.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What You Offer

  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma (or willing to obtain) in wood products or forestry field or equivalent.
  • Experience in health and safety, operations analysis, and continuous improvement.
  • Supervisory experience in an industrial, manufacturing or in a wood products manufacturing environment.
  • Have experience in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of production systems.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, and operating systems).
  • Must be available to work flexible schedules to meet the operational needs.
  • Demonstrate inspiring leadership.
  • Sound judgment and excellent communication skills
  • Listening, coaching and conflict management skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, time and priority management, and delegation skills.
  • Analytical approach in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Team player who is Result-Oriented.
  • Rigor, Integrity and Professional ethics.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

What We Offer

Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. We offer a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions. You’ll also get a competitive benefits package.
We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.