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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1938
Company - Public (CFP)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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As one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper, Canfor has established itself as a leader in the forest products industry. Our products include high-quality dimensional lumber, value-added wood products, top quality pulp and paper, and ... Read more

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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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    Current Employee - Millwright in Jackson, AL
    Current Employee - Millwright in Jackson, AL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good clean mill with fairly new equipment. Knowledgeable team with a lot of experience between us.

    Cons

    Management does not share ideas or goals with production team or maintenance team. We are basically left in the dark until the "time comes". Little to no advance warning for large projects and horrible inventory management with parts and supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the inventory and catalog it in some fashion. Indrucing SAP and fully intgrading it into the PO and work order center corroborating to the inventory would be so much better.
    Share plans and details of project with the maintenance team better. Hold meetings pertaining to the reliability and performance of machines and express expectations.

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Canfor Interviews

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    Millwright Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Canfor (Jackson, AL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Behavior Based interview. was questioned by the mill manager, maintenance manager and shift supervisor over roughly a 1.5 hour period. Questions ranged from personal experiences to professional and was very thorough in vetting my skill set.

    Interview Questions

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Canfor Awards & Accolades

  • BC's Top Employers, BC Top Employers, 2016

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