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
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 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
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 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
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.
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.
Mobility is possible between positions employing similar technology or producing similar products.
Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.
Manufacturing managers (0911)