Operations Manager

Sector: Publication Papers
Site: BC-CA (Kamloops) | KAMLOOPS
Job Code: 1572
# of openings: 1




Activity sector: Pulp and Paper
Site: Kamloops


Reporting to the Mill Manager, the Operations Manager will lead and optimize pulp manufacturing at the Kamloops Mill. The successful candidate will have an advanced level of knowledge and a demonstrated track record in leading and managing world-class safety performance, as well as expertise in pulp production, human relations and continuous improvement.  Knowledge in work design and a strong technical background would be an asset. This position oversees the Fibreline, Power & Recovery, and Logistic areas. This role provides significant succession potential in Kruger’s mill manufacturing system. 



  • Responsible safety, environment, quality  and costs while achieving production goals
  • Overall responsibilities for manufacturing costs and budgeting for the operations areas
  • Provides trained personnel, as it relates to job duties, departmental testing activities, and awareness of the responsibilities, authorities, and interrelationships of position-related personnel who manage, perform, and verify work affecting their areas
  • Involvement in emergency and safety response and preparedness, and has authority to initiate mill or mill area shutdown or slowdown based on environmental emergency or compliance issues
  • Responsible for warehouse management and shipments
  • Responsible for the integrity of the work processes and practices within the Power & Recovery  and Pulping Business Systems
  • Is responsible for the Operations Business Systems which assures compliance to the ISO 9001:2015 AND ISO 14001:2015 standards
  • Responsible for ensuring a commitment to continuous improvement and the prevention of pollution
  • Co-ordinates with Operations personnel to ensure that the Kamloops Pulp Business System is understood, implemented, continuously monitored and improved
  • Oversees Corrective and Preventive Action procedures
  • Responsible for production planning, including shutdown scheduling
  • Reporting of key metrics to corporate
  • Participates in the ISO Management Review process



  • Strong technical knowledge in kraft pulping
  • Advanced knowledge is shipping and logistics
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Expertise in reliability
  • Able to develop a team for succession planning
  • In-depth knowledge of business principles
  • Advanced knowledge of continuous improvement principles and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Advanced knowledge of capital budgets and long-range planning
  • Skilled in change management
  • Knowledge in pulp sales
  • Working knowledge of BC Hydro rate structures and purchase agreements
  • Knowledge in work design would be an asset



  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of leadership experience in pulp operations



At Kruger, we believe in giving our employees the space to grow in a dynamic and stimulating environment, to encourage their development, and to enrich their professional lives. That's why many of our employees have been with us for a long time.

When you work at Kruger, you can count on a wide range of benefits such as competitive group insurance, registered pension plans and continuing education programs. In addition to finding a stimulating work environment that offers many opportunities for growth, you'll have the chance to work for a company that truly cares about its employees.



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