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CPAWS welcomes new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans,  and the Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-07-20 11:35
CPAWS welcomes the recent appointment of a new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO). We congratulate the new Minister on the promotion from his previous role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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Annual Parks Report outlines action plan for meeting Canada’s land and freshwater protection targets

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-07-17 07:07
OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to achieve Canada’s international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the greatest opportunity in a generation to protect nature – and this report provides a roadmap for action.
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Certified Millwrights in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-07-11 23:05

Certified Millwrights – Manufacturing

These full-time, permanent career opportunities are suited for journeyman millwrights, experienced in performing day to day maintenance in a manufacturing environment (not just shutdowns). The positions are based in High Prairie, Alberta, relocation is required and assistance is being offered.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Are a Red Seal Millwright who thrives in a fast paced, manufacturing environment offering new challenges each day
  • Are experienced with a wide variety of equipment such as pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics, involved in the manufacturing process
  • Are experienced with preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • Are a team player and driven to never give up until you find a solution to every problem….This role might be for you!

As the ideal candidate you are seeking a career opportunity where your efforts are recognized and career growth is not just a myth. You will also enjoy the benefits of a balanced lifestyle in an area that offers year round activities.

You…

  • Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have 2 or more years’ experience, in a manufacturing environment (not just shutdowns) and your Interprovincial Red Seal Millwright certification (Must provide a copy)
  • Might also have welding experience and/or certificate in Mig, Tig, Stick, Stainless Steel, Aluminum (considered an asset)
  • Have a ‘Can Do’ attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Thrive in a non-unionized environment, have a proactive approach to continually look for improvement opportunities within the operation
  • Are proficient in the English language (verbal and written)

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada. As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-07-11 23:02

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor – Industrial Production

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in Slave Lake, Alberta and requires relocation to the areaOur client is seeking an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, preferably with a background in OSB forestry production, but experience in other 24 hour industrial production environments may also be considered.

How can you stand out?  Well, If You….

  • Are seeking an exciting change in your career, are exceptionally strong in mechanical / hydraulic systems and have a proven track record in leading a diverse mechanical trades team with the objective of maximizing equipment availability, reliability and uptime, at minimum cost
  • Are an inspiring leader who engages your team and who recognizes each individual’s strengths, ensuring efficient work execution
  • Have a proven track record as an innovative leader who takes great pride in the scheduling, coordinating and directing of maintenance work orders
  • Excel as a ‘boots on the ground’ leader who believes in the value of spending time with your team to maximize plant uptime and production through effective utilization of resources…This role might be for you!

As an essential part of the maintenance team, you thoroughly enjoy leading employees and helping them understand their contribution to the success of a production operation.  You are articulate and a strong motivator who effectively coordinates the availability of facilities and equipment, to be worked on, ensuring efficient work execution through the availability of parts, materials, special tools, equipment and personnel.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a minimum of 4 years supervisory experience in 24×7 industrial production operations
  • Must have a Millwright provincial or interprovincial ticket
  • Are highly effective in motivating your team through the process of change management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Are computer literate and experienced with CMMS

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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Sales Representative in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with AFA Forest Products Inc

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-07-10 06:10
Position: SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Position available at: AFA Forest Products Saskatoon

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
AFA Forest Products is seeking a full-time, highly motivated and experienced Sales Representative for our Saskatoon branch. The AFA Sales Rep will champion all product lines and be responsible for maintaining and developing existing accounts, promote manufacturer’s programs and source new opportunities in the Saskatoon area. This position reports to the General Manager of the Saskatoon branch.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum two years experience, with more strongly preferred
• Knowledge of the building supply industry 
• Strong customer service skills and experience
• Solid team player who partners well with inside and outside sales teams
• Ability to execute market pull-through activities
• Aggressively looks for opportunities to increase sales
• Effective presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Extremely self-motivated
• Microsoft Office

ABOUT AFA FOREST PRODUCTS
AFA is 100% Canadian owned and operated. We are a privately owned company that stretches coast to coast. Our goal is to provide a service unmatched in the distribution industry and to lead the way with innovative products and marketing ideas for the future. AFA prides itself in keeping up with today’s trends and staying at the forefront of the distribution industry. 

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Operations Manager in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada with Skeena Sawmills

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-07-10 01:13

Operations Manager

Job No: 100877

Location: Terrace, BC

·        Exciting opportunity to take use your forestry experience in a key leadership role!

·        Join an industry leader and enjoy real opportunities for growth and development!

·        Receive a competitive salary plus a great host of benefits!

About Skeena Sawmills

Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, with sawmill, forestry, and woodlands operations in Terrace.

With a capacity of approximately 200 million board feet (471,947 m3) of lumber production annually, we are one of the major sawmills in British Columbia producing Hem-fir lumber products for the Pacific Rim and the North American markets.

Customer Satisfaction is our primary focus, and we have established a strong following in the international marketplace for producing high-quality products in a variety of sizes at competitive prices to meet our customer needs.

About Terrace

Situated on the Skeena River, Terrace is a vibrant community of 15,000 residents in Northwest BC and is the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region.

Offering affordable housing and year-round recreational opportunities including world class fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, skiing and snowboarding, and snowmobiling, Terrace has something for people of all ages to enjoy. 

Terrace offers all of life's necessary conveniences while maintaining it's small-town roots. Natural beauty combined with a growing community offers a quality of life second to none! 

About the Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team in Terrace, BC

As a key part of the leadership and management team, you will oversee all aspects of log supply and Woodlands operations to meet resource management and business objectives while achieving compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory or legal requirements.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·        Coordinating the daily woodlands operations, focusing on maintaining and optimizing the log flow to the mill

·        Ensure operations are conducted safely and to high environmental standards

·        Managing and directing log supply sourcing and procurement

·        Overseeing all phases of timber development

·        Administrating and managing contracts with a focus on cost, quality, and productivity

·        Coordinating, planning, and scheduling production to achieve log delivery, inventory, and sales targets

·        Assisting with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets, and delivery forecasts

In order to qualify for this role, you must be registered, or eligible to register, as an RPF or RFT with the Association of BC Forest Professionals and have a minimum of 5 years of operational and planning experience

You will be a good fit for this role if you have demonstrated safety leadership skills with the ability to identify and reduce risk throughout company operations. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must, as is the ability to work independently. 

Above all, must have an understanding of pertinent regulations and best practices. This is an excellent opportunity to further your career and continue to learn and grow with an industry leader. 

About the Benefits

Upon joining Skeena Sawmills, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, based on your qualifications and experience. You will also enjoy a great range of benefits, including:  

·        Extended Medical and Dental benefits

·        LTD and STD insurance

·        Employer paid RRSP plan

·        Opportunities for development

·        Relocation assistance for the right candidate

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Neither unconstitutional nor disguised expropriation

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-07-09 14:00
OTTAWA – In a landmark judgment rendered two years to the day following the announcement of an emergency order to protect the Chorus Frog in La Prairie, Federal Court Judge René Leblanc concluded that the emergency order provision of the Species at Risk Act to protect a species and its habitat on private tenure is constitutional and not a disguised expropriation. The judgment also confirms that the specific prohibitions of the emergency order, and consequently the associated offenses and penalties, are valid in criminal law.
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Wood Buffalo National Park receives $27.5 million investment in its future

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-06-29 13:22
Edmonton, AB.– CPAWS Northern Alberta is thrilled with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change latest action on protecting our wilderness. The Minister announced that the Government of Canada will dedicate $27.5 million over the next 5 years to the protection of Canada’s largest, and most at risk, national park, Wood Buffalo National Park.
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CPAWS’ Statement on federal, provincial, territorial ministers meeting on advancing nature conservat

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2018-06-28 17:14
CPAWS appreciates the work done today towards a plan to deliver on Canada’s commitment to expand the proportion of Canada’s landscape that is protected from10.6% to at least 17% by 2020. In particular we welcome the launch of the federal government’s Nature Fund with a “quick start” component for protected spaces that will support efforts by Indigenous governments, provinces and territories and other partners to work towards this short-term target.
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New marine protected area in the Gaspé Peninsula

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2018-06-28 15:59
Montréal, QC and Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the announcement of the upcoming creation of the American Bank marine protected area, an action that has just repaid several years’ work by the organization and demonstrates the Quebec and Canadian governments’ determination to protect our marine species and reach the international target of 10% marine protected areas by 2020.
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Beetles, bushfires and the President push lumber prices up

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-06-27 19:17
What do forest fires, wood-eating beetles and US President Donald Trump have in common? They have all helped push the price of lumber to historic heights, leading to record share prices for lumber producers and higher prices for US homebuyers. Source: Financial Times The price of lumber has increased 57% since the start of 2017, according to the Random Lengths framing lumber composite price index, going from US$356 to US$571 per thousand board feet. Analysts attribute the price spike to steadily increasing demand and a coincidence of supply shocks in British Columbia, one of the world’s largest producers of softwood lumber. “When you have a tight supply chain, as soon as one thing goes wrong, prices skyrocket,” said Brendan Lowney, principal and macroeconomist at Forest Economic Advisors. “You almost have a vertical supply curve.” The run started early last year, when the market began pricing in expectations that the US Department of Commerce would implement countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber. With a new protectionist ally in the White House, the US Lumber Coalition filed trade remedy petitions in November 2016, that argued Canadian government leases of publicly owned timberland effectively subsidised the industry and its US$5.6bn worth of imports to the American market in 2016. By the time the first duties were announced last April, the price of lumber had risen 20.7% — pricing in nearly exactly the 20.83% average duty ultimately levied on Canadian producers. But of the factors driving current prices, duties are only “number three on the list,” said Mr Lowney. More important was a historic 2017 wildfire season that was so severe the Canadian government’s senior climatologist called it the “summer of fire”. Between April and November, more than 1300 fires consumed more than 1.2m hectares of British Columbia. The fires and dry conditions forced many sawmill owners to halt operations and restricted much of the province’s logging activity. The slowdown came at a most inopportune time thanks to another, slower moving shock to the industry: throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, British Columbia’s forests saw the largest infestation of mountain pine beetles on record, and the consequences are being felt now. It only takes a few hundred of the hard-shell black bugs, each roughly the size of a grain of rice, to overwhelm the defences of a healthy, towering pine. As they burrow through the tree’s bark to lay their eggs, they also introduce a fungus that changes the colour of its wood. “The tree is as good as dead within 48 hours,” said Katherine Bleiker, a bark beetle ecologist with Natural Resources Canada. The epidemic hit hardest in the heart of British Columbia’s logging country, affecting more than 18m hectares and killing about 54% of the province’s merchantable pine. But despite their changed colour, standing trees killed by pine beetles can still be harvested for lumber. Many are usable for up to eight years, and some last up to 12. After the epidemic’s peak in 2005, the provincial government increased annual harvest allowances, hoping to capture what value they could from the dead pines. The fire-shortened summer of 2017 was one of the last chances to harvest many of the affected trees and the government’s harvest allowances are now decreasing sharply. “We’re hitting that point where the supply curve really starts to bend down on the standing inventory in British Columbia ,” said Mr Lowney. By the last quarter of 2017, it had looked as if prices had settled around US$435 per thousand board feet. But when a harsh winter slowed down Canadian rail traffic, other commodities were prioritised and lumber orders piled up at mills, giving a new leg-up to prices. “What’s unprecedented about this run compared to other record runs is the length of it,” said Shawn Church, who has covered the industry for 28 years at trade publication Random Lengths. With the spring and summer building season now under way, prices are still climbing. The US residential sector is the country’s biggest lumber consumer, and new housing starts hit a post-2007 high in May High prices and high demand meant massive first-quarter profits for lumber companies. Share prices for the two largest Canadian lumber corporations, Canfor Corporation and West Fraser Timber Co Ltd, and Weyerhaeuser Co, the largest US producer, have all hit record highs this month. As lumber companies rake in profits, the costs are shifted to builders and eventually on to homebuyers. Analysts differ in their estimates, but the increase in lumber costs alone has probably added between US$3000 and US$9000 to the cost of the median new home. “It is making it harder to build affordable units at a moment when the housing market desperately needs them,” said Aaron Terrazas, economic research director at real estate website Zillow.
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Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting in Bahrain

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-06-26 12:45
FORT MCMURRAY— As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.
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NEW POLL: Canadians overwhelmingly support 
protecting much more land and sea

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-06-25 09:30
A major new public opinion survey commissioned by the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) found that Canadians overwhelmingly believe protected areas are necessary and want about half of our land and sea protected for nature.
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Diverse Canadian voices call for action on protected areas

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-06-15 12:30
June 15, 2018, Ottawa, Ont. - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the diverse voices calling for action on protected areas in today’s public release of Canada’s Conservation Vision: A Report of the National Advisory Panel.
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Superintendent, Urban Forestry in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with Halifax Regional Municipality

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Fri, 2018-06-15 09:16

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking applications for the permanent position of Superintendent, Urban Forestry within the Road Operations and Construction division of Transportation and Public Works. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. HRM Encourages applicants to self-identify.

Under the direction of the Manager, Road Operations & Construction, the Superintendent, Urban Forestry is responsible for the coordination and management of diverse cross-functional and multi professional teams tasked with Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) implementation. The work is project based and includes the ongoing development of multi-year tree planting strategies, urban forest policies, by-laws, procedures, regulations and public education projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as primary technical resource contact for the disciplines of arboriculture and urban forestry.
  • Provides Project management of broad-scope exercises such as master planning and management planning, requiring collaboration/coordination with diverse groups of external consultants, public, political, professional, and staff functions, interests, and stakeholders;
  • Oversees Policy development through the coordination of team efforts encompassing:
    • Research and stakeholder consultation
    • Process, procedural reviews and operational (re-)engineering review
    • Financial analyses including cost-benefit analyses; budget/project costing development and recommendations
    • Coordination of inter-departmental/inter-agency working groups/committees and public and legal consultations
    • Report and discussion paper preparation and presentations
    • By-law development and implementation planning
    • Program/policy assessment including pre- and post-implementation quantitative and qualitative survey methodology;
  • Coordinates and implements various HRM tree planting; conducts professional assessments and inspections and provides professional recommendations and advice on public trees.  Prepares related reports for council;
  • Issues and monitors Tree Permits and “Letters of Permission” related to By-Law T-600 Respecting Trees;
  • Prepares Request for Proposals, Contract tenders, terms of reference, transaction agreements and recommendations to Council toward the approval and execution of such agreements;
  • Coordinates the UFMP implementation with other business units to include the development, direction and co-ordination of street and park tree planting program;
  • Builds interdepartmental cooperation and effective relationships with management and staff.,
  • Facilitates learning in the organization and public as it relates to UFMP implementation;
  • Facilitates effective planning processes, action results based plans, maximizing use of available resources and uses innovation to access new resources while monitoring results and adjusting accordingly;
  • Ensures service levels are delivered in the most efficient and effective way including analyzing alternative service delivery methods, trend analysis and policy development;
  • Fosters the development of highly qualified and competent arborist staff.
  • Exercises a high degree of effective delegation of authority and effective decision- making expected at the Management level.
  • Assists in Emergency Management Response related activities
  • Provides effective Human Resources Management, administering Human Resources programs and other HRM policies.
  • Creates and maintains a positive work environment that is conducive to high morale and performance.
  • Complies with all applicable codes and legislation, including occupational health and safety, WHMIS, and hazardous substance programs ensuring the maintenance of a healthy and safe workplace.
  • Ensures staff works in an safe, effective and efficient manner, working within the guidelines set in Human Rights Act and OH&S regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Education & Experience 

  • Post-secondary degree in Urban Planning, Urban Forestry, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Resource Studies or related degree from a recognized institution and/or professional degree/designation. i.e. ISA Certified Arborist;
  • A minimum of five (5) years in the direct management of Urban / Forest Stands; within a municipal or institutional unionized environment is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the areas of inter-business unit facilitation, coordination, and policy and process/procedure development, to achieve results, negotiation, facilitation, and customer service excellence.

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Thorough knowledge of current trends/needs in sustainable urban forest management, environmental protection and municipal service delivery;
  • Thorough knowledge of urban and spatial planning principles and practices in context of management of municipal urban forests;
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant planning legislation and procedures;
  • General knowledge of the Urban Forest Master Plan in Halifax Regional Municipality;
  • General knowledge of Canadian Municipal procurement policies;
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience of budget preparation and monitoring techniques;
  • General knowledge of occupational health, safety, environmental, planning, development and other applicable municipal, provincial and federal legislation;
  • General knowledge of inter-relationships with other governmental agencies or related disciplines (site development, landscaping, storm water management, site analysis);
  • Working knowledge of software i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS, etc.;
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy, both with internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrated high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

PLEASE NOTE– Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking; Communication; Customer Service; Flexibility; Initiative; Networking/Relationship Building; Organization and Planning; Organizational Awareness; Team Leadership; Partnering; Risk Management; Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS:  Permanent, full time
 
HOURS OF WORK:  Regular hours of work are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
SALARY:  Non union, P3 Level, $88,000 - 110,000, commensurate with experience
 
WORK LOCATION:  3825 MacKintosh Street, Halifax
 
CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be received up to midnight on Thursday, July 5, 2018
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted. 
 
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
 
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

 

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CPAWS Applauds US and Canadian Mayors’ Announcement to Protect Natural Spaces

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2018-06-14 17:11
June 14, 2018, OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) celebrates today’s announcement by Canadian and U.S. mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region of the creation of the Mayors’ Council on Nature and Communities, a new venture aimed at protecting natural spaces in urbanized areas.
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Maintenance Superintendent in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-06-07 23:20

This full-time, permanent career opportunity is based in High Prairie, AB and requires a Maintenance Superintendent with a strong mechanical background and supervisory experience of multi-trade crews in a fast paced, industrial manufacturing environment.

How can you stand out?  If You….

  • Are seeking the next step in your career and have a proven track record of overseeing a safe and efficient operation in planning, organizing and operating all aspects of the maintenance department
  • Have always believed in advancing your career through continuous studies and hold a mechanical trade certification or engineering degree and have knowledge of other related trades
  • Have had the opportunity to add project management of capital projects to your career experience…This role might be for you!

As an integral part of the Maintenance team, you thoroughly enjoy leading a team of employees and helping them understand their contribution to the success of a manufacturing operation.  You are articulate and a strong motivator of people.  Your strong planning, budgeting and financial skills have contributed to your career success as a savvy manager who understands the importance of running a safe and efficient environment.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a minimum of 6 years mechanical maintenance management experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Have at least one mechanical trade certification (e.g. Red Seal Millwright); multiple certifications would be an asset. Mechanical engineers with experience leading multi-trades may also be considered
  • Are highly effective in motivating your team through the process of change management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Are computer literate, and possess good analytical skills

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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New report on Marine Protected Areas in Quebec: “Guidelines for reaching your destination”

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2018-06-07 10:06
Montreal, Que. - On the eve of World Oceans Day and the opening of the G7 in Charlevoix, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Québec Chapter released its 2018 report on marine conservation: "Marine Protected Areas: guidelines for reaching your destination". In the report, CPAWS highlights the encouraging signals from Quebec and Canadian governments to reach the 2020 international target to protect at least 10% of our ocean and emphasizes the importance of minimum standards for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPA).
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Inventory Forester / Inventory Technician in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada with Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-06-06 23:42
Job Description:

Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd. is a British Columbia employee-owned engineering, environmental and forestry professional service firm. Ecora is committed to creating and delivering quality products to our valued clients. Our team has extensive experience in providing a wide range of consulting services to clients including first nation communities, provincial government, municipalities, architects, developers, and contracting firms throughout British Columbia. Our team of specialists is supported by a wide network of associates that enable Ecora to deliver a full suite of services throughout western Canada and around the world. Ecora is built around its core values of commitment to our staff, our relationships, our community and our environment. 

   Ecora is continuing to expand our Resource Inventory services in both Canadian and international markets and is currently seeking resource inventory staff. As an integral member of our Resource Inventory Team, you will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of all aspects of forest inventory projects throughout BC and other regions. 
    
   The position includes work in both field and office environments. The field activities involve field sample planning, establishment and reporting. The office activities include project planning, and photo interpretation and delineation to appropriate jurisdictional and company standards. Both work environments require compliance with our comprehensive occupational health and safety program, producing quality work on budget and on time, communicating effectively, and working collaboratively with fellow staff and clients. The position will include periodic travel. 
    
   We are seeking to fill inventory staff positions at the junior, intermediate and senior levels. Individuals with a current BC VRI air photo interpretation certificate will be given preference. 
    
   This is a permanent, full-time position with training opportunities, competitive remuneration and company-paid benefits, including participation in a profit sharing incentive plan and potential for share holding. This is an opportunity to grow with an emerging dynamic company. 
   
Job Qualifications:

  The successful candidate will possess the following: 
   • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (or equivalent) and clean driving record 
   • Legally eligible to work in Canada 
   • The ability to view images in stereo / 3-dimensions and in colour is mandatory 
   • Proficient in computer use, with excellent oral and written communication skills 
   • A minimum of 1 years’ work experience in operational forestry     

Miscellaneous:

   Additionally, the successful candidate could possess the following: 
   • Familiarity with British Columbia’s Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) 
   • Registration with a professional association (e.g. ABCFP) is preferred but not required 
   • Experience with Python and SQL programming languages 

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Harvesting Superintendent in Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada with Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2018-06-04 03:05

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us. 

The Opportunity: 
Canfor is currently looking for a motivated individual with proven leadership experience in the forestry industry to join our team as a Harvesting Superintendent.

The Role: 
The Harvesting Superintendent is responsible for delivery of volumes to meet manufacturing facility needs and Company commitments. This is a full time position and the successful candidate will be a member of the Mackenzie Woodlands team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety requirements, forestry legislation, Canfor's Environmental Policy, Forestry Principles, and Forestry Management System.  
  • Implement and sustain identified efficiencies and cost savings initiatives through performance management.
  • Management of a strong staff and contractor workforce, to achieve size, species cost profile targets for Canfor’s manufacturing facilities.
  • Deliver safety results that improve practices and deliver safety leadership within the Canfor’s operations as well as within the forest industry generally.
  • Facilitate delivery of appropriate volume to meet manufacturing facility needs while driving improvements to Canfor’s supply chain strategy.
  • Participate in the development of annual budgets and rolling monthly outlook projections to achieve cost targets.
  • Demonstrate the highest level of commitment to continuous improvement initiatives by implementing cost effective management processes and actively participating in the Canfor Operating System deployment strategies
  • Participate and lead initiatives to grow / improve Canfor’s business and customer relationships.
  • Providing and supporting a positive atmosphere for personal, professional and team development.

The Candidate:

  • University Degree or Technical Diploma with a minimum of 10 years forestry experience, experience in a mill setting is an asset.
  • Eligibility for professional designation with the ABCFP.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and project management skills, with an ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable BC legislation and policies
  • Excellent computer skills and related software knowledge including forestry applications
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us 
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today!

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Mackenzie, BC.
Mackenzie is the gateway to endless outdoor adventure and Beautiful BC at its finest. Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie is a compact community that is ideal for having fun outdoors all year round and carries on the spirit of adventure and wilderness exploration of its namesake – overland explorer Alexander Mackenzie. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/mackenzie-bc

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