Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of B.C. and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come.
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At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition. From our timberlands to mills to our corporate and regional offices, we offer rewarding opportunities in every facet of our business.
We are recruiting for a Contract/Quality Control Supervisor to be based out of our Nootka Forest Operations in Gold River, British Columbia. Nootka Forest Operations is a WFP contractor operation with an annual allowable cut of approximately 500,000 cubic meters, located 1 hour from Campbell River on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Diverse terrain and seasonality challenges provide for unique and rewarding opportunity.
The Contract/Quality Control Supervisor will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive quality control program that support the Company’s safety, sustainability, production, and financial goals. This role is an integral part of the Timberlands process and, working closely with the Operations Manager, will have oversite of the dryland sort, general contractors and some road building.
This is a great developmental opportunity for someone with experience in BC coastal logging who wants to continue to expand their experience and grow with the company. We are looking for a self-motivated leader who thrives in a team environment and is willing to take on new challenges. You have strong knowledge of quality control processes, and it will be a definite asset if you have any additional experience in timber harvesting and/or road construction.
We are a growing, industry-leading organization committed to safely providing high-quality, sustainable products for a global market. We strive to be the best at what we do, and we invest in our people to make that happen. We offer rewarding, impactful careers and we encourage all who share our goal of Defining a Higher Standard® to apply.
Provide leadership and direction within the operations to improve overall safety, reduce operational costs, enhance product value, and maximize margins while promoting Westerns core values;
Provide leadership in safety and education of safe handling methods to assure worker safety while maintaining product protections;
Provide leadership in environmental stewardship by demonstrating and ensuring the adherence to sustainability processes and procedures;
Create and sustain a culture of safety, accountability and continuous improvement;
Conducts training to contractor hourly employees on quality objectives, with ultimate goal of ensuring understanding of how meeting quality specifications impacts the business;
Works closely with the Sales team and external customers to meet customer grade and quality expectations, as well as assess and develop mutually beneficial process changes; includes ensuring that the correct quality specifications are being followed in order to satisfy the needs of the intended customer;
Maintain Western’s reputation by managing product quality issues and maximizing value and consistent quality in our products;
Responsible for auditing quality, providing feedback and coaching for improvement and communicating the changes to hourly staff, so that quality specifications are being met;
Stay abreast of industry innovations and trends in timberlands practices to improve company margins; and,
General oversite of dryland sort operations, general contractors and road construction as required.
Education and Experience
3+ years of experience in lumber, logging or related industry in increasingly responsible roles;
Post-secondary degree Wood Products Processing, Forestry or equivalent considered an asset;
Previous experience or exposure to Quality Control in forestry;
Extensive knowledge of and experience with coastal logging and grading; and,
Experience with timber harvesting and/or road building an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
Commitment to Western’s core values of personal safety, sustainable management, and environmental stewardship;
High level of integrity and professionalism;
Extensive knowledge and experience with logging rules and standards;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to communicate across all levels of the organization;
Team player with the ability to motivate and engage staff to perform at a higher standard;
Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset; and,
Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and logical thinking skills.