Millar Western’s Whitecourt Woodlands Division is seeking a Silviculture Supervisor.  Reporting to the Forestry Superintendent, the Silviculture Supervisor will work as part of a team responsible for conducting sustainable forest management operations supplying fibre to our lumber, pulp and specialty wood products facilities.  He or she will play a lead role in implementing planting, site preparation, regeneration survey, mechanical and chemical stand tending and tree improvement programs.  Additional responsibilities will include supervision of road reclamation activities, involvement in budgeting and forecasting for the silviculture program and assessing the effectiveness of silviculture strategies in relation to plan targets.

The ideal candidate

Ideal applicants will have a post-secondary education in forestry, combined with several years of experience in operational silviculture.  This position will require extended hours during peak periods.  Candidates must be eligible for registration with the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP).  Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential.  Experience with GIS and GPS systems and the ISO 14001 and SFI certification standards, would be considered assets.

Why work for us?

Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been 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 management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities providing an excellent quality of life. The company offers:

  • a competitive wage and benefits program including 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 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities.

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