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Posting date : 02/26/2024

Reference : CAN00630

Paper Mill Foreman- Edmonton (BP Canada)

  • Canada , Alberta , Edmonton
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Why do we need you ?

On September 1st, 2023, Saint-Gobain completed the acquisition of Building Products of Canada Corp. ("BP Canada"). With this acquisition, Saint-Gobain takes a logical step to reinforce its leadership in light and sustainable construction in the Canadian market. With Building Products of Canada, Saint-Gobain will be well positioned to better serve Canadian customers, to whom it will bring a broader innovative and sustainable range of solutions.

In support of this acquisition "BP Canada", has an exciting career opportunity for a Paper Mill Foreman for our Edmonton Plant.


Reporting directly to the Paper Mill Supervisor, this position is accountable for safety, reliability, material handling, employee relations, and engagement in a high-performance work team environment. The Paper Mill Foreman is responsible for in-house paper machine operations focusing on improving productivity and production while enhancing quality.

Must be able to lead the implementation of operations improvement opportunities and can troubleshoot while establishing new procedures to enhance results. Will plan resources to ensure production targets are achieved, and be responsible for interviewing, training, and performance management of hourly employees.

Here’s what you’ll be responsible for in this role

  • Facilitate an environment where safety is the priority
  • Comply with all applicable provincial and local environmental and safety regulations, as well as company policies and procedures
  • Effectively manage production performance
  • Effectively partner with all departments of the mill and create an environment of teamwork
  • Providing leadership to department personnel to ensure continuing personal and professional development of team members
  • Coordinate production scheduling to meet customer demands and manage overtime
  • Build and maintain productive employee relations, driving employee satisfaction
  • Ensures proper company/union relations according to labor agreement
  • Troubleshooting quality and operational issues and developing systems and structures to avoid reoccurrences
  • Establish a high level of performance by following key departmental goals and objectives
  • Monitoring compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Ensuring quality systems are supported, in place, and comply with required specifications
  • Coordinating efforts with Maintenance, Operations, and Technical Resource Departments as required
  • Identifying long-term departmental improvement opportunities

Is this job for you ?

Here is what’s important to have to apply:

  • The position requires a technical degree (experience with multi-cylinder paper machines, an asset)
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory in a production facility; pulp and paper (an asset).
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Candidates with experience in a unionized manufacturing environment will be considered an asset.
  • Strong leader with demonstrated communication skills and a high sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Targets and achieves results, sets and accomplishes challenging goals, prioritizes and manages tasks effectively, maintains an organized system to monitor progress, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, and sets standards and responsibilities.
  • Drives for continuous improvement while managing expectations and results. Able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and accelerate the change within themselves, their work group, or the organization; challenges the status quo and creatively identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Recognizes problems and responds by systematically gathering information and weighing options. Able to sort through complex issues, seek input from others, and address the root cause of issues. Makes timely and accurate decisions. Uses consensus when possible and communicates decisions to others.
  • Able to exhibit a ‘can-do’ approach and inspire associates to excel, use competition to encourage others, develop performance standards, and confront negative attitudes.
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy; is committed to excellence. Continuously looks for improvements, and seeks opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Experience with an ERP System and Microsoft Office

A little more about us

Building Products of Canada is a leading roofing and exterior building products player in Canada. It has a leading position in asphalt shingle roofing in Canada and offers a comprehensive range of exterior building products including wood fiber insulation panels and acoustic panels. It sells through more than 1,200 points of sale across home center retailers and specialty distribution channels.


At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

Benefits in joining us

What we offer…

  • Besides a great work culture where we work with passion while having fun with various events, regular company wide activities geared towards our employees, and a strong safety culture!
  • Robust health & dental benefits package
  • Paid Time Off
  • RRSP matching plan
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