Our client located in Northern Ontario has an immediate opening for a Sawmill Manager   
The Sawmill Manager reports to the General Manager. The Sawmill Manager is directly responsible for the manufacturing operations that will include all aspects of the business from the safety of all the employees to the business performance, including administration and labor relations.

Ensure application of the highest Safety standards to achieve superior health and safety results
Leadership that results in an effective and positive operation and employee collaboration and ownership of results
Institute and maintain progressive employee training and development programs and a succession plan for the operation of the mill
Manage all manpower and scheduling requirements
Maintain progressive implementation of the appropriate work systems, and service and supply contracts
Develop capital and operating plans for operations
Oversee budgets to ensure good cost control and decision making
Maintain continuous improvement program and maintenance systems to maximize performance in business KPI’s
Optimize product values through coordination between lumber sales and sawmill and planer operations for best product strategy and product distribution
Ensure product quality (lumber, chips, bark, sawdust and shavings) meets customer needs and lumber grade standards
Ensure environmental compliance and application of ISO-14001 processes
Effective communication between business units, employees, customers and the community
Enforcement and support of corporate policies and procedures
Maintain security of assets


Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma
A minimum of ten years of equivalent experience in forest products manufacturing operations
Demonstrated progression in leadership roles in a manufacturing setting
Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
Ability to assume responsibility, manage multiple priorities and collaboratively drive issues to closure
Ability to make appropriate decisions rapidly on the basis of experience and judgment even when you have incomplete information and/or you are under pressure
Strong attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture
Ability to work as part of a team, to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to change