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Supervisors, forest products processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9215

Supervisors in this unit group 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.

Job Duties for Supervisors, forest products processing

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Supervisors, forest products processing

Work is performed indoors, where noise levels may be high.

Alternate Job 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
  • Coating Room Foreman/woman - Pulp And Paper
  • Lumber Grading Foreman/woman - Wood Processing
  • Paper Converting Supervisor
  • Paper Machine Foreman/woman
  • Paper Mill Foreman/woman
  • Plywood Making Foreman/woman
  • Pulp Mill Foreman/woman
  • Sawmill Foreman/woman
  • Shift Operating Supervisor - Pulp And Paper
  • Shingle Mill Foreman/woman
  • Tour Foreman/woman - Pulp And Paper
  • Waferboard Foreman/woman
  • Wood-treating Plant Foreman/woman