Yard Supervisor

Yard Supervisor, Belledune, New Brunswick

When you join our team as a Yard Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the
activities within the yard. The incumbent will ensure the yard operates
smoothly, safely, and efficiently while maintaining high standards of service
and productivity and work closely with other areas of the business to optimize operations.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure a safe work environment in the yard department by leading by example, implementing improvements and ensuring that the team follows all policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
  • Ensure employees are adequality trained and kept up to date on current safe work procedures.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of yard employees, including task assignments and performance monitoring.
  • Provide leadership with timely updates and communicating information as necessary.
  • Assist with investigations and identify the root cause of problems and effectively initiate corrective action to prevent recurrence.
  • Coordinate with other departments, suppliers, and contractors to ensure the efficient transportation of materials.
  • Plan and lead weekly crew meetings and safety talks.
  • Manage the time keeping system for all yard employees, ensuring the data is accurate and complete prior to payroll deadline.
  • Manage and identify opportunities to improve productivity and reduce cost.
  • Address and resolve any operational issues or challenges that arise.
  • Foster a culture of open and respectful communication.
  • Engage and support team members to achieve excellence in all areas of the business.
  • Provide support as needed for employees, such as answering questions, coordinating PPE, and other relevant matters.
  • Foster, encourage, and support a positive team environment.

What You Offer

  • 3 years of heavy machinery operation experience is preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge and experience within lumber manufacturing and sawmill operations is an asset.
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is preferred. French is required.
  • Experience working at a sawmill or in a similar industrial environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Proven leadership abilities and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Desire to lead and support a talented team in a fast-paced environment, and able to function well under pressure.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced setting.
  • The ability to carry out responsibilities with minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • A valid Driver’s License.

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 www.interfor.com 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 including:

  • Extended Health & Dental, which includes Vision Care
    • 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 www.interfor.com/careers.

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.