Supervisors in forest products processing - Emploi d'avenir

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Supervisors in forest products processing

The processing of forest products puts paper under our pens and roofs over our heads. Oversee the activities of teams working<input type="image" class="c-inputButton" name="_saveandclosedok" src="" title="Enregistrer et fermer le document" /> in wood, pulp and paper processing.

Average salary23$ / hour


Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following groups: Pulping, Papermaking and Coating Control Operators, Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing and Manufacturing and Labourers in Wood, Pulp and Paper Processing. They are employed by pulp and paper companies, paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

Main tasks

  • 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.


No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Montérégie

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