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9215 - Supervisors, Forest Products Processing

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following groups: Pulping, Papermaking and Coating Control Operators (9235), Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing and Manufacturing (943) and Labourers in Wood, Pulp and Paper Processing (9614). They are employed by pulp and paper companies, paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • coating room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
    • foreman/woman, lumber grading - wood processing
    • foreman/woman, plywood making
    • foreman/woman, shingle mill
    • foreman/woman, waferboard
    • foreman/woman, wood treating plant
    • paper machine foreman/woman
    • paper mill foreman/woman
    • pulp mill foreman/woman
    • sawmill foreman/woman
    • shift operating supervisor - pulp and paper
    • supervisor, paper converting
    • tour foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • All examples
  • beater room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • bleach plant foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • box making foreman/woman - paper converting
  • coating room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • core room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • coremaking foreman/woman - paper converting
  • foreman/woman, beater room - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, bleach plant - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, box making - paper converting
  • foreman/woman, coating room - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, core room - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, coremaking - paper converting
  • foreman/woman, lumber grading - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, paper - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, paper inspectors - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, paper machine - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, paper mill
  • foreman/woman, paper mill workers
  • foreman/woman, paper product fabricating and assembling
  • foreman/woman, papermaking and finishing
  • foreman/woman, particleboard making
  • foreman/woman, plywood inspection - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, plywood making
  • foreman/woman, pulp and paper mill
  • foreman/woman, pulp mill
  • foreman/woman, pulp processing - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, sawmill
  • foreman/woman, screen room - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, shingle mill
  • foreman/woman, shingle mill - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, tour - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, treating plant - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, veneer - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, veneer inspection - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, waferboard
  • foreman/woman, waferboard making - wood processing
  • foreman/woman, winding room - pulp and paper
  • foreman/woman, wood treating plant
  • foreman/woman, yard - pulp and paper
  • lumber grading foreman/woman - wood processing
  • moulded pulp products foreman/woman
  • operating team supervisor - pulp and paper
  • paper coating supervisor - pulp and paper
  • paper converting supervisor
  • paper foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • paper inspectors foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • paper machine foreman/woman
  • paper machine foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • paper mill foreman/woman
  • paper mill supervisor
  • paper mill workers foreman/woman
  • paper products makers foreman/woman - paper converting
  • particleboard foreman/woman
  • plywood making foreman/woman
  • pulp and paper mill foreman/woman
  • pulp mill foreman/woman
  • pulp processing foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • pulp testers foreman/woman
  • pulping foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • sawmill foreman/woman
  • sawmill supervisor
  • screen room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • shake and shingle machine foreman/woman – sawmill
  • shift operating supervisor - pulp and paper
  • shingle mill foreman/woman - wood processing
  • shingle mill supervisor - wood processing
  • supervisor, forest products processing
  • supervisor, paper converting
  • supervisor, paper mill
  • supervisor, sawmill
  • supervisor, shingle mill - wood processing
  • tour foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • veneer foreman/woman - wood processing
  • waferboard making foreman/woman - wood processing
  • wood-treating machine foreman/woman
  • wood-treating plant foreman/woman
  • yard foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Manufacturing managers (0911)
  • Main duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.
  • Employment requirements
    • Completion of secondary school is required.
    • A college diploma in pulp and paper technology or a related discipline may be required for some pulp and paper supervisor positions.
    • Several years of some combination of formal and on-the-job training are provided.
    • Several years of experience in the most senior occupation supervised are often required.
    • Certificates, such as lumber grading and industrial first aid, and a competency certificate in natural gas may be required.
  • Additional information
    • Mobility is possible between positions employing similar technology or producing similar products.
    • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

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