Woodlands Operation Supervisor
DMI manages 2.9 million hectares of timberlands through a Forest Management Agreement with the Alberta Government to supply most of its fibre requirements for its pulp mill in Peace River. DMI holds the rights to the deciduous fibre (aspen and poplar trees, other companies hold the coniferous tenure) in the FMA. The company also harvests timber from quotas in the region. PRPD manages these lands within the FMA on a sustainable basis for commercial harvest, reforestation, wildlife habitat, fish habitat, ecological diversity, and other non-timber values.
The Peace River mill employs 300 people and produces about 475,000 air-dried metric
tonnes of Kraft pulp. The pulp mill was the first of Alberta’s new generation of pulp mills and pioneered the production of hardwood pulp in northwestern Alberta. It is designed to minimize the impact on the environment and utilizes previously uneconomical hardwood timber and residual softwood chips purchased from sawmills in the area.
With PRPD’s portable chipping process, trees are be processed into chips in the field, leaving only chips and hog fuel to be transported back to the mill. Not only does this eliminate several processing steps, but it also creates a better quality product that is safer to transport and reduces waste.
The successful candidate will be able to work independently while being a strong team player. The ability to adapt to the challenges of constantly changing business needs, while considering environmental, safety and production needs is essential.
Reporting to the Operations Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of harvesting and hauling contractors in the supply of high quality, low cost logs and chips to the PRPD mill. As well, experience with Environmental Management Systems, quality and safety programs would be beneficial to the undertaking of this role
Experience in supervision contractors, as well as Deciduous Chipping Operations experience would definitely be considered assets. The successful candidate should be at ease working with computers, particularly MS Office. Proficiency with GPS technology is considered an asset to the position; also, the candidate is required to posses a valid Alberta Class 5 Operators license.
Outgoing, independent, high energy, adaptable, with a love of the outdoors are also musts for the successful candidate!
Applicants must have a university degree or technical diploma in forestry and possess five (5) years of related experience. Preference will be given to applicants having forest industry experience.
Eligible for Registered Forestry Practitioner status in Alberta - CAPF / CAPFT eligible
Leadership abilities, specifically contractor management
Strong written and oral (English) communication skills
Be knowledgeable of all facets of forestry including: operational planning, road & timber development, timber harvesting & transportation and post-harvest obligations.
Be knowledgeable of Alberta forest industry safety standards, regulations and management systems.
Be able to provide direction in achieving compliance with various other regulatory requirements.
PRPD strives to put people first in our efforts to excel as a global Kraft pulp manufacturing organization. In order to succeed, we recruit only the best candidates and help them grow in their roles through support and mentorship.
If, like us, you are passionate about core values – Pride, Competence, Respect, Support, and Flexibility, DMI PRPD is the place for you.
Benefits of Working with Us!
Flexible benefit program
Defined benefit pension plan
Optional matching RRSP program
Relocation package / 2nd Mortgage Plan
Please send a resume, including the names of two (2) work references, to PRPD Human Resources by 3:30 p.m., May 31, 2012.
Peace River Pulp Division
Postal Bag 4400 Pulp Mill Site
Peace River AB T8S 1V7
Telephone: 1 (780) 624-7340
Fax: 1 (780) 624-7040
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