Millar Western is seeking a Finishing Superintendent to play a key role in our Whitecourt Wood Products Division.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of all finishing-end processes, including planer mill, shipping, kilns, and planer maintenance.  He or she will work closely with the leadership team to ensure performance objectives are met safely, efficiently, and effectively.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills and a strong background in lumber manufacturing, including progressively responsible roles and experience in a planer mill setting.  As well as technical knowledge and analytical ability, he or she will exhibit the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively delegate tasks and to direct, support and motivate others in a respectful team environment. Experience with SAP or other computerized maintenance systems is required.

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 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities offering 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

This position is located in the town of Whitecourt, Alberta, a vibrant community 170 km northwest of Edmonton, with excellent housing, education, and recreation opportunities.

Your career starts here.

Application deadline:  July 10, 2020

Send resume and cover letter, citing position title in the subject line, to

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