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Log Yard & Kiln Supervisor, Atikokan Sawmill


Atikokan, ON, CA, P0T 1C0

Department:  Sawmill (SM00)

Focused on both environmental stewardship and financial success, Resolute Forest Products offers promising and fulfilling job opportunities, where motivated individuals have every chance to accelerate their careers. If you are passionate and ready to make a difference, Resolute is the company that will assure you of success.

Our Atikokan location in Ontario, Canada is currently seeking talent to fill the position of Log Yard & Kiln Supervisor, Atikokan Sawmill. This job is permanent, full-time.



Log Yard & Kiln Supervisor, Atikokan Sawmill


Resolute Forest Products is seeking candidates for the position of Log Yard & Kiln Supervisor. The Atikokan Sawmill is one of the most technologically advanced sawmill and planer operations in North America and is located at Sapawe, Ontario.


The Log Yard & Kiln Supervisor reports to the Sawmill Manager, and is directly responsible to provide supervision and coordination of log deliveries to the Atikokan sawmill, direct the kiln lumber drying operations and be our environmental ISO-14001 site champion. 


What you gain by working with us:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus incentive plan
  • At least three weeks of vacation and three floating holidays a year from the first day of work, depending on your experience
  • Full range of group insurance from the first day of work
  • Telemedicine services
  • Defined-contribution pension plan with generous employer participation from the first day of work
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Education assistance program
  • Health club reimbursement program
  • Work Travel Assistance Program
  • A personal and family assistance program
  • Referral bonuses
  • Relocation assistance to the community of Atikokan.
  • A workplace based on respect, diversity, and inclusion


Your responsibilities:

  • Ensure application of highest health, safety, and environmental standards for log yard and kiln operations.
  • Manage the log yard inventories and storage areas to ensure adequate and appropriate species and size diet for the sawmill.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a log yard inventory control system that ensures accurate and relevant information on log quality, size, species, and sawmill conversion factors.
  • In collaboration with Sawmills’ personnel, ensure that logs are handled in a manner that maintains log quality and minimizes breakage.  Ensures that log yards are kept tidy and organized.
  • Ensure that kiln drying production consistently meets quality standards that satisfy internal and external customers and maximize value.
  • Supervise, direct and guide employees to help them achieve their maximum level of effectiveness; identify and meet their needs for training in their job, health and safety and the environment.
  • Work with supervisors of maintenance (mechanical and electrical) to ensure optimal performance and efficiency of maintenance activities (mechanical & electrical).
  • Ensure that all employees work in accordance with the rules, policies, programs and procedures of the Company, and with all applicable laws relating to health and safety and the ISO-14001 processes.
  • Perform all administrative tasks (reports: production, maintenance, timesheets, health and safety, performance, training, transfer of personnel, environment, etc.).
  • Supervise contractor


Ideal profile:

  • Ideally a Forestry or Wood Science Bachelor’s degree, technical diploma, or related industry experience
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of equivalent experience heavy equipment, and environmental systems
  • Demonstrated progression in leadership roles
  • Your uncompromising approach to safety is recognized
  • Team player, professional and with excellent attentive listening
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills, and ability to explain and influence
  • Ability to develop and maintain good business relationships with employees & contractors
  • Ability to adapt, organize and implement best business practices
  • Autonomous, motivated, persevere and oriented towards the excellence of the results


Your team:

  • Reporting to the Sawmill Manager, you will be part of a results-oriented team whose members are encouraged to exceed expectations.


Only selected candidates will be contacted. 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.


Our new Atikokan Sawmill is located at Sapawe, On which is located 30km east of Atikokan. The community of Atikokan is located 2 hours west of Thunder Bay, ON and 2 hours east of Fort Frances, ON / International Falls, US (for more information about the region, please visit )

The Atikokan region has many attractions:

  • Admire the landscape for miles and discover the pleasures of golf, canoe / kayaking / boating,  hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing or snowmobiling
  • Little Falls Scenic Lookout; enjoy the view and feel the spray of the falls
  • Quetico Provincial Park renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, picturesque rivers and lakes
  • Charleson Recreation Area: This area is great for riding, skiing, and biking
  • Atikokan Bass Classic fishing tournament


Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. 



Only selected candidates will be contacted. Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer.


Forest products are essential, as are each and every one of our employees and contractors. We take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our employees and to safeguard the integrity of all Resolute facilities.


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We are a global leader in the forest products industry offering a dynamic and safe work environment with opportunities and challenges that will help develop your skills.

With a diverse range of pulp, paper, tissue and wood products sold in over 70 countries, Resolute owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in Canada and the United States.

We are a company writing a new story for itself in a rapidly changing industry. We have made important inroads to ensure long-term profitability and to be an environmental supplier of choice. In order to remain a leader in our field, we are looking for individuals who are driven and eager to learn. Come take part of our history and be part of the change!

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