Supervisor, Production Roads

Western Forest Products - Holberg, BC (4 months ago)

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Western Forest Products is looking for a Supervisor, Production (Roads) in Holberg on Northern Vancouver Island.

The Supervisor, Production (Roads) is responsible for delivering overall production targets through the efficient management of the road construction and maintenance process. The Supervisor, Production (Roads) is dedicated to sound business practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, resulting in improved safety and environment performance, efficiency, quality, and profitability, as measured by Production Phase metrics.

About Northern Vancouver Island - Living on Vancouver Island North is an opportunity wrapped in a lifestyle. Affordable homes, diverse careers, safe and strong communities, good schools, and endless outdoor activities are present. Vancouver Island North is one of British Columbia’s most abundant and diverse natural resource regions and presents a variety of geological features like deep ocean sounds, coastal inlets, mountains, glacier fields, karsts and caverns, temperate rainforests, rugged coastline, and long wide valleys. Holberg is 50k and 80k west of Port Hardy and Port McNeill.


  • Oversight and coordination of the overall road construction and maintenance process to ensure production targets are met. This includes:
o Safe and efficient road construction plans;

o Coordination and optimization of maintenance activities;

o Ensuring Company road building and maintenance specifications are adhered to;

  • Coordinate activities with other phases to maximize value recovery opportunities (i.e. landing location, handling logs);
  • Responsible for ensuring that operations are conducted within the standards of the Environmental Management System; and
  • Work in partnership with the General Foreman and other Production Supervisors to ensure efficient fibre flow.
  • Supervision of company hourly employees and contractors, ensuring safe work performance and the achievement of production goals;
  • Support the establishment and ongoing improvement of production phase metrics;
  • Review metrics and utilize these to improve efficiency;
  • Control inventory (i.e. blasting products and culverts);

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in Forestry Operations in increasingly responsible roles;
  • High School diploma or higher;
  • Knowledge of blasting operations is considered an asset.

  • Commitment to Western’s core values of personal safety, sustainable management, and environmental stewardship;
  • High level of integrity and professionalism;
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to motivate and engage hourly employees to perform at a higher standard;
  • Expert knowledge of logging processes;
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and logical thinking skills; and
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset.

  • Full time salaried positions
  • Employer paid benefits
  • Pension
  • Pay for performance, bonus structure
  • Company vehicle
  • Company housing available
  • Relocation assistance available

We strive to support our people in reaching their full potential. We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance, and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.

We provide equal opportunity in recruitment, career development, promotion, training and rewards for all employees.