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Saw Filing Supervisor

Company: Western Forest Products US LLC
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

#WFP2023THE OPPORTUNITYWhat You'll Do: Reporting to the Sawmill Superintendent, the Saw Filing Supervisor is responsible for leading the filing team to perform functions to support the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of filing operations and associated activities. You will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of saw guides and maintaining guide planes. This role also requires successfully coaching apprentices to learn the saw filing trade and troubleshooting equipment as needed.Who You Are: You have 3+ years of experience in benching both round and band saws with knowledge of various types of machine center alignment and ability to service all aspects of saw maintenance. You have experience with the preventative maintenance process, understand internal filing and have excellent analytical thinking skills.Our total rewards offering includes:Salary range of $70,000 - $90,000 based on your skill level, qualifications, and experience.Performance BonusDental and Medical Benefits; employee premiums for base plan are 100% paid for by WFP401(k) retirement savings planWork Environment: This position is to be performed in person at our Columbia Vista Sawmill Division in Vancouver, WA.RESPONSIBILITIESKey ResponsibilitiesEnsure Western Safety Standards and initiatives are upheld by all in the Filing DepartmentOversee day to day file room operations and QCSchedule team members for base schedule and vacationsWork with Operations and Maintenance department to achieve company and Division GoalsLead the filing team to perform/coordinate functions to support the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of filing operations and associated activitiesBenching, tipping, grinding and fitting bandsawsSharpening, tipping and benching round sawsHoning and maintaining knivesCreate and maintain saw guides and guide plansComplete PMs for sawmill and saw shop machinery as requiredParticipate in reliability task teams or activities as requiredCoach apprentices/operators to learn saw filing trade and help with PMsTroubleshoot equipment and assist maintenance in repair of filing room equipmentFinancial PerformanceManage Saw and Knive performance and budget to meet organizational goals and objectivesOperationsWork closely with Operations leadership to align with key performance indicators for safety, throughput, and customer specifications.LeadershipChampion team norms and standards with a clear focus in active participation in the Safety ProgramFlexibility to meet changing needs within the businessQuickly and effectively lead change in response to business needsLead the team by proactively resolving employee issues, building teamwork, and ensuring adherence to all applicable site policies and procedures in a fair and consistent mannerQUALIFICATIONSEducation and ExperienceMinimum 3 years of experience benching both round saws and band saws.Knowledge of different types of machine center alignment and the ability to service all aspects of saw maintenance.Experience with preventative maintenance processes.Skills, Knowledge And Required CompetenciesUnderstanding of process reliability and how to maintain shop standards.Experience with Inspecting and maintaining precision equipment for proper calibration.Understanding of internal filing shop quality control.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work with others to perform all aspects of maintenance activities.Superior analytical and troubleshooting skills with eye on detail.Good interpersonal skills and communication with an enthusiastic, positive attitude.YOUR CAREERAt Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition.We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.Our total rewards offering including competitive pay, performance bonus, 401(k) plan, extended health and dental benefits and other programs designed to support our employees.WESTERN OVERVIEWWestern Forest Products is a leading forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering.Our commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement is core to how we do business at Western Forest Products.Our approach to responsible business practices in all aspects of our business is multi-faceted. We adhere to and employ the most stringent environmental practices in the world. The steps we take to ensure the forests in which we operate are renewed and remain healthy and viable for future generations are mirrored in the care we take to make certain our communities continue to grow and prosper. This includes investing in communities where we operate and continuing to forge mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations in respect of their local and cultural interests.

Keywords: Western Forest Products US LLC, Vancouver , Saw Filing Supervisor, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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