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  • 03/30/21
  • Canada
  • P0J 1G0
  • Full-Time

At EACOM, we transform more than wood. Our talented team of 1,100+ employees is committed to working, building, and growing together. Embedded in northern Ontario and Quebec communities, our mills have a long, rich history. We responsibly manage and transform forest resources into high-quality wood products. From the Canadian woodlands to the North American home building market, we strive for sustainability, collaboration, safety, and continuous improvement.

Job Description

We are looking for a Planer Superintendent for our Elk Lake Sawmill, in Ontario.

Reporting to the Mill Manager of our Elk Lake sawmill, the Planer Superintendent is responsible to manage the operation of the planer line and planer quality control.

This includes ensuring quality and productivity standards are met or exceeded safely and within budget to achieve targets.

You will work closely with shipping, maintenance, yard and sawmill operations, as well as sales and administration to ensure optimum results and customer satisfaction.


Ensure the highest level of workplace safety and ensure compliance with all applicable government regulations and corporate policies.
Ensure the highest level of quality control and product presentation standards for customer satisfaction.
Participate in work activities to establish the necessary systems to ensure productivity, quality and operational planer mill performance to maximize cost-efficiency.
Monitor planer line performance and production output and make necessary adjustments.
Responsible to manage planer mill supervisors, including mentoring, coaching and assisting them in their career development.
Oversee QC process for the planer as it pertains to product building code certification and field performance.
Routinely inspect each manufacturing process operation and note any & all discrepancies from specifications, procedures and corrections required.
Maintain calibrations of process equipment.
Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports on key performance metrics.
Keep up to date in his field of expertise.


Strong mathematical, statistical and reasoning skills.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills.
Self - motivated and goal-oriented.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Proven ability to lead and engage people in process control management.
Team player organized and result-oriented within tight deadlines.


Post-Secondary diploma or college degree in wood products, forestry field or related, or equivalent.
At least 10 years of supervisory experience.
Previous experience in a planer or sawmill, in planer process, grading and kiln drying is preferred.
Licensed Lumber Grader A or equivalent.
Knowledge of working with collective agreements, and Provincial legislation such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Environmental Protection Act.
Proven Health and Safety accountability and knowledgeable of relevant legislation.
Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and Operational Systems).

Additional Information

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

EACOM is an employer that respects equal opportunities in employment.

The masculine gender is only for abbreviation.

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