Sawmill Supervisor (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Rayonier Advanced Materials

  Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global manufacturer of forest products, including lumber, paper, packaging and a global leader of high purity cellulose, a natural polymer commonly found in cell phones, computer screens, filters and pharmaceuticals. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 4,200 people and generates approximately US$2 billion of revenues.

Rayonier Advanced Materials’ intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 86 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters and delivers products to 79 ports around the world, serving customers in 20 countries across five continents.

ROLE:  How you contribute to RYAM

You will supervise all shift operations and employees to maximize sawmill productivity and efficiency by ensuring optimum management of all resources.

You will maintain quality standards and control costs.

COMMITMENTS:  What it means to work at RYAM

  • Live up to RYAM’s values, principles and guidelines.
  • Bring an open and cooperative attitude to your job, contributing to our positive work environment.
  • Comply with all health, safety and environmental standards, as well as applicable regulations and laws.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:  What RYAM expects you to do 


  • Promote and provide a safe workplace, seek improvements, support Health & Safety Program.
  • Lead a motivated, efficient and engaged mechanical maintenance team of direct reports and provide career development opportunities.
  • Coach and mentor employees to ensure maximum performance.
  • Support compliance with collective agreement and sound union/management/employee relations.
  • Maintain a communications program to keep your team informed regarding mill and department priorities
  • Report to Sawmill Superintendent.


  • Supervise production operations so as to best use materials, labor and equipment to meet or exceed production targets and financial objectives (cost control and reduction).
  • Make required inspections and develop programs in conjunction with the Customer Service and Technical Department to ensure that product quality meets specifications.
  • Work with other supervisors at the site to achieve maximum operational performance and efficiency each shift.
  • Seek out, recommend and implement improvements to production processes, equipment performance, working conditions and product quality.
  • Review work orders and statistical reports (production, quality control, maintenance and downtime) to ensure sound planning.
  • Complete all shift administrative reports (e.g. production, timesheets, accidents, performance, training, employee turnover, and environment) in compliance with the labor agreement.

Direct reports:

  • Sawmill Employees (12)

REQUIREMENTS:  What you bring to our workplace

  • Education: College degree or diploma in a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years in related field.
  • Supervision and communications skills.
  • Bilingualism: French and English an asset.
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