Millar Western’s Fox Creek Wood Products Division is seeking a Site QC Optimization Specialist. Reporting to the Production Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of mechanical and process control optimization systems to ensure a consistent product that meets or exceeds quality standards while maximizing value and resource utilization. He or she will identify, implement and evaluate performance improvements through the application and audit of quality control procedures and standards that ensure accurate and relevant information feedback on machine center efficiency, log processing and recovery, lumber quality, size, species and mill conversion factors.
The ideal candidate
Qualified applicants will have previous lumber manufacturing experience and a valid lumber grading ticket. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual focused on safety and reliability excellence. He or she will be familiar with applicable software (eg. Autocad, MS Word and Excel), and possess strong troubleshooting skills, electrical and mechanical aptitude and understanding of scanning, optimization and processing systems. Previous PLC experience would be an asset. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, as is the ability to work effectively within a group and motivate others.
Why work for us?
Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta company active in the forest business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities offering an excellent quality of life.
- a highly competitive wage and benefits program that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance and a profit-sharing plan
- a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
- a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
- the opportunity to live in a beautiful community, whether Fox Creek or Whitecourt