Supervisors - forest products processing

Supervisors - forest products processing

NOC
9215

- Supervisors, forest products processing

Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

48
 

Median Hourly Wage

$26.00
$17.04
Low
$37.98
High

Median Salary

$67,784
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

373
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing. They are employed by pulp and paper companies, paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

Main Duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate pulp and paper mills, paper converting mills, sawmills, planing mills, plywood, waferboard and other wood and paper products mills
  • Ensure that systems and equipment are operating efficiently and that proper maintenance and repairs are performed
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions and administer the collective agreement
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • Monitor safety conditions
  • May set up machines and equipment.

Also Known As

  • coating room foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • lumber grading foreman/woman - wood processing
  • paper converting supervisor
  • paper machine foreman/woman
  • paper mill foreman/woman
  • plywood making foreman/woman
  • pulp mill foreman/woman
  • sawmill foreman/woman
  • shift operating supervisor - pulp and paper
  • shingle mill foreman/woman
  • tour foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • waferboard foreman/woman
  • wood-treating plant foreman/woman
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma in pulp and paper technology or a related discipline may be required for some pulp and paper supervisor positions.
  • Several years of some combination of formal and on-the-job training are provided.
  • Several years of experience in the most senior occupation supervised are often required.
  • Certificates, such as lumber grading and industrial first aid, and a competency certificate in natural gas may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

5.2%
Female
94.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

3.4%
15-24
16.9%
25-34
32.2%
35-44
23.7%
45-54
23.7%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

10.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
10.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
37.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
15.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

91.4%
Manufacturing
5.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
3.4%
Wholesale trade
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

30.50%
Northeast
11.90%
Southeast
18.60%
Southwest
6.80%
Central
32.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$66,292
Northeast
$55,249
Southeast
$112,418
Southwest
N/A
Central
$69,682
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$24.55
$17.04
Low
$35.11
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available

Northwest

$26.00
$17.04
Low
$37.98
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$67,784

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$71,381

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$67,784

Newfoundland

$61,996

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$68,862

Canada

$70,942
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

48
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

48
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

148
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-15
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

162