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Tolko Industries Ltd.
Slave Lake, AB
Full Time
2 days ago

Log Trader
North West Regional Woodlands, Slave Lake, AB

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Harvesting Superintendent and working collaboratively, with the Prairie Woodlands Operations and Administrative team(s), the Log Trader is responsible for the completion of an annual Purchase Wood Program for Northwest Regional Woodlands (Slave Lake and High Prairie). The Purchase Wood Program involves the identifying, securing, supervision and delivery of approximately 500,000m3/year of private / purchase volume for Alberta Woodlands.

The log Trader is responsible for all activities within the scope of the purchase wood program, including all administrative requirements and obligations associated with the purchase wood program. This includes, identifying and securing cost effective solutions surrounding Tolko’s fibre supply and log handling processes. Additionally, the Log Trader will ensure that all Industrial operations abide by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

The Log Trader will develop and maintain strong working relationships with private landowners, logging and road contractors, scaling contractors, various government agencies and key stakeholders. The Log Trader will ensure legislation and safety requirements and contractual obligations are upheld by conducting inspections and other safety and quality assessments on a regular basis. This position has the authority to shut down operations where problems warrant such an initiative.

  • Minimum 5 years operational and other related experience;
  • University Degree or Technical Diploma in Forestry;
  • Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Forest Technician (RFT) or eligible to enroll;
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiation and conflict resolution, with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Knowledge of harvesting, road construction and road maintenance;
  • Experience with the technical aspects of road, and conventional layout;
  • A good understanding of log products/quality and how they relate to harvesting, manufacturing costs and end product values;
  • Strong understanding of AB policy, guidelines, regulations and legislation affecting forestry, safety and environmental compliance;
  • General knowledge of the manufacturing and marketing of OSB and lumber.

About Tolko:

With state-of-the-art operations across Western Canada, Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world. For over 60 years, our family-owned company has been recognized by our customers and business partners for being reliable, flexible, efficient and offering quality products. With the third generation of family leadership, we’re continuing that legacy today in our mills throughout Western Canada.

At Tolko, our values, vision and mission aren’t just what we believe. They’re how we work, live and serve our customers every day. Fundamental to our success is a committed workforce that thrives on change, building relationships, and a drive toward excellence.

We are committed to the well-being of future generations through responsible operational and environmental performance. This commitment applies to all aspects of our business. We hold third-party certification on the forestlands that we sustainably manage in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. And, through our community investment strategy we strive to play an active and constructive role in the communities where we live and work. Whether we’re providing jobs, volunteering or giving through donations, we work to make our communities stronger and more vibrant through active participation.

When you join Tolko, you’re saying yes to a company that has been built on integrity, respect, and by providing employees with the inclusive environment, support and opportunity they need to make great things and build great lives.

We’re more than an industry leader. We’re the place where you succeed as our most valuable resource!

We Offer:
  • An unyielding commitment to your personal safety
  • Competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • The opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • Diverse opportunities
  • An open, innovative culture
  • A positive, dynamic work environment
  • Technical and leadership training to ensure you work successfully and safely
  • The chance to live (and play) where you work

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A Career With Tolko Is More Than A Job

It’s pride in what you do. It’s making a difference every single day, working side by side with people you respect.

Explore our opportunities, submit your application, and join a company that works for you, your family, and your community!

If this position sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Applications will be accepted at www.tolko.comuntil May 10th, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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