Millar Western’s Fox Creek Wood Products Division is seeking a Quality Control/Optimization Specialist. Reporting to the Production Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of quality control in the Sawmill. He/she will be accountable for the performance and maintenance of sawmill optimization systems, ensuring the quality of lumber and assisting others with skill development relating to quality. Other responsibilities may include compiling, analyzing and preparing summary reports of data from trial runs, as well as helping to troubleshoot issues with machine center’s that may be affecting product quality.

The ideal candidate

Qualified applicants will have previous sawmill and/or lumber manufacturing experience, combined with a lumber grading ticket, be a safety-conscious self-starter, be familiar with computerized systems and possess strong troubleshooting skills.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, as well as the ability to work effectively within a group and motivate others.

Why work for us?

Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta company active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 650 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities that offer excellent quality of life.

We offer:

  • a competitive wage and benefits program, that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance, and a profit-sharing plan
  • a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
  • a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
  • a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps

Your career starts here.

Application deadline: December 21, 2019

Send resume and cover letter clearly referencing the position “Quality Control Lead-hand” to:

 Millar Western thanks all applicants in advance; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.