9215 – Supervisors, forest products processing | Canada NOC |

9215 – Supervisors, forest products processing

Supervisors in forest products processing supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing. They are employed by pulp and paper companies, paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Beater room foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Bleach plant foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Box making foreman/woman – paper converting

Coating room foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Core room foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Coremaking foreman/woman – paper converting

Forest products processing supervisor

Lumber grading foreman/woman – wood processing

Moulded pulp products foreman/woman

Operating team supervisor – pulp and paper

Paper coating supervisor – pulp and paper

Paper converting supervisor

Paper foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Paper inspectors foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Paper machine foreman/woman

Paper machine foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Paper mill foreman/woman

Paper mill supervisor

Paper mill workers foreman/woman

Paper product fabricating and assembling foreman/woman

Paper products makers foreman/woman – paper converting

Papermaking and finishing foreman/woman

Particleboard foreman/woman

Particleboard making foreman/woman

Plywood inspection foreman/woman – wood processing

Plywood making foreman/woman

Pulp and paper mill foreman/woman

Pulp mill foreman/woman

Pulp processing foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Pulp testers foreman/woman

Pulping foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Sawmill foreman/woman

Sawmill supervisor

Screen room foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Shake and shingle machine foreman/woman – sawmill

Shift operating supervisor – pulp and paper

Shingle mill foreman/woman

Shingle mill foreman/woman – wood processing

Shingle mill supervisor – wood processing

Tour foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Treating plant foreman/woman – wood processing

Veneer foreman/woman – wood processing

Veneer inspection foreman/woman – wood processing

Waferboard foreman/woman

Waferboard making foreman/woman – wood processing

Winding room foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Wood-treating machine foreman/woman

Wood-treating plant foreman/woman

Yard foreman/woman – pulp and paper

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate pulp and paper mills, paper converting mills, sawmills, planing mills, plywood, waferboard and other wood and paper products mills

Ensure that systems and equipment are operating efficiently and that proper maintenance and repairs are performed

Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments

Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality

Requisition materials and supplies

Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies

Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions and administer the collective agreement

Prepare production and other reports

Monitor safety conditions

May set up machines and equipment.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is required.

A college diploma in pulp and paper technology or a related discipline may be required for some pulp and paper supervisor positions.

Several years of some combination of formal and on-the-job training are provided.

Several years of experience in the most senior occupation supervised are often required.

Certificates, such as lumber grading and industrial first aid, and a competency certificate in natural gas may be required.

Additional information

Mobility is possible between positions employing similar technology or producing similar products.

Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.


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