Sawmill Superintendent

Sawmill Superintendent, Nairn Centre, Ontario

When you join our team as a Sawmill Superintendent, you will be responsible for the overall operation and performance of the sawmill and will work closely with other areas of the business to optimize the production performance of the operation.

What You’ll Do

  • Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring the team follows all policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
  • Oversee day to day operations of the sawmill facility.
  • Manage and identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce cost, and maximize the quality, value, and recovery of lumber produced.
  • Engage production and maintenance workers to achieve targets, meet expectations, and address deficiencies in a productive and professional manner.
  • Ensure quality standards are met throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Lead the continuous improvement process – engage and develop employees.
  • Assist in maintenance prioritization and planning activities.
  • Manage departmental forecasts, budgets and spending.
  • Engage and support team members to achieve excellence in all areas of the business.
  • Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competencies and knowledge.
  • Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for the sawmill department; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all employees.

What You Offer

  • Operational leadership experience in manufacturing environment.
  • A degree or diploma in an industry related field would be an asset
  • Must be experienced in all phases of sawmill and planer operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Familiarization with optimization as well as mechanical and electrical aptitude considered assets.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must possess analytical and problem-solving abilities and be detail and results oriented.
  • Strong working knowledge of sawmill processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive/energetic team environment.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the desire to lead and support a talented team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail and results oriented.

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.

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What We Offer
Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. You’ll receive a competitive benefits package including:

  • Extended Health & Dental
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Optional (Employee Paid) group Life Insurance
  • RRSP Matching Plan
  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Participation in our Short-Term Incentive Plan (STIP)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program

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 pre-employment drug test and 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.