Sawmill Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Halliwell Consulting

  North of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Overview

Our client, 3 hours north of Toronto, has an immediate opportunity for a Sawmill Manager to join their team.

Employment Responsibilities:

  • Ensure application of the highest Safety standards to achieve superior health and safety results
  • Leadership that results in an effective and positive operation and employee collaboration and ownership of results
  • Institute and maintain progressive employee training and development programs and a succession plan for the operation of the mill
  • Manage all manpower and scheduling requirements
  • Positive, constructive attitude always, especially when the going gets tough
  • Prioritizes hands-on approach to management, but strong administrative skills
  • Prime mover focused on taking direct action while motivating a broader team
  • Entrepreneurial and committed to the long-term success of the company
  • Analytical approach to wood processing and related workplace functions


  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in forestry, sawmilling, wood processing, engineering, or extensive work experience in a leadership capacity in one of these fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of equivalent experience in forest products manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrated progression in leadership roles in a manufacturing setting
  • Management experience in hardwood lumber manufacturing operations
  • High level of understanding of hardwood lumber grades and products
  • Strong project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical skills with respect to performance and production
  • Working understanding of budgets, cash flow, and financial statements


Wage: $90,000 – $95,000/yearly – negotiable, depending on experience