Log Yard Supervisor, Thomaston, GA

In May 30, 2017
On Jobs

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.

What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.

Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

We are currently recruiting for a Log Yard Supervisor for our sawmill in Thomaston, GA. The Log Yard Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of log yard management, from mill entrance gate to the log infeed decks of the Sawmill.

What You’ll Do

  • Set and communicate direction and engage and support team members to achieve excellence in all areas.
  • Lead safety performance by sustaining a rigorous safety culture by operating at the highest standards and complying with all regulations and policies.
  • Implement and maintain a preventative maintenance program for rolling stock.
  • Responsible for log inventory – log rotation, log sorting, managing the efficient flow of logs necessary to meet sawmill flow demands, etc.
  • Log Quality – Responsible to ensure log quality standards are met, in accordance with quality standards as specified by the Log Procurement Quality team.
  • Communicate with the mill operations, wood procurement, and the mill quality team to ensure correct product mix is being achieved to maximize efficiency.
  • Communicate with Scalers and Log Procurement team on all aspects of log grading, by identifying and documenting log quality issues; out of spec logs, production killers, and providing timely feedback so issues can be addressed quickly.
  • Communicate with maintenance staff in dealing with repairs.
  • Monitoring bucking solutions in the log yard and at the bucking stations to ensure logs are being processed to for the best utilization of the fibre.
  • Work with Log Procurement team on log / load quality issues and log flow.
  • Management of site residuals.
  • Maximize yard production and efficiency.
  • Oversee budgeting (cost containment / crew scheduling).
  • Supervise and coordinate six to eight employees.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including Log Procurement and the mill Quality Control teams.

What You Offer

  • Strong commitment to safety with a desire for constant improvement.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detail and results oriented.
  • Positive, proactive, and driven to succeed.
  • Desire and aptitude for learning new concepts quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.
  • Ability to ensure work is accurate and completed under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Good technical, problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Self-starter as demonstrated by prior experience.
  • Ability to manage challenging personalities and situations.
  • Post-secondary education in Forestry, Business, or an equivalent level of experience in a heavy industrial setting.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a log yard setting or industrial environment.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing Windows based programs and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work all shifts.
  • Experience supervising and leading operational teams.

Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at www.interfor.com/careers.  Please use:  FORESTRYCONNECT – Log Yard Supervisor, Thomaston, GA  as email subject when applying.

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 & alcohol 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, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. 

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