Job Opportunity – Human Resources at Tembec – Chapleau, ON

Superintendent, Human Resources/Surintendant, Ressources humaines

Location: Chapleau, ON
Date Posted: 10-17-2017
ROLE: How you contribute to Tembec
Maintain a high-performance workforce, a communications program that keeps employees and stakeholders informed, and healthy labour relations.

  • Support the business units (Operational Forestry North-Ontario East and Sawmill) by providing comprehensive human resources services and expertise, to ensure a safe, harmonious and productive workplace.

COMMITMENTS: What it means to work at Tembec

  • Live up to Tembec’s values, principles and guidelines.
  • Bring an open and cooperative attitude to your job, contributing to our positive work environment.
  • Comply with all health, safety and environmental standards, as well as applicable regulations and laws.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: What Tembec expects you to do

  • Promote and provide a safe workplace, seek improvements, and support Health & Safety program.
  • Lead a motivated, efficient and engaged team of one (1) direct report and provide career development opportunities.
  • Coach and mentor employees to ensure maximum performance.
  • Promote and develop harmonious labor relations between staff, employees and unions (e.g. recognition activities).
  • Prepare for labor negotiations as well as grievance and arbitration proceedings.
  • Manage training programs by working with all departments to develop and maintain a high performance workforce.
  • Work with management and employees to resolve any concerns regarding employee relations.
  • Recruit new employees based on requirements provided by management.
  • Establish a leadership training program; ensure implementation with department leaders, lead hands, and designates.
  • Maintain an ongoing communications program.
  • Support compliance with collective agreements and sound union/management/employee relations.
  • Report to the General Manager.


  • Develop, recommend and implement comprehensive programs, processes and procedures regarding human resources, environment and health & safety.
  • Administer and contribute to human resources policies, procedures and guidelines; ensure they are followed.
  • Manage benefits and retirement plans and ensure linkage between plan representatives and employees.
  • Stay current with human resources laws and issues.
  • Implement, maintain, monitor and improve plant security systems.

REQUIREMENTS: What you bring to the workplace

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or in a related field.
  • Experience: 10 years in an industrial unionized environment.
  • Professional association: Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) would be an asset.
  • Communication skills.
  • Bilingual: French and English an asset.

SETTING & LIFESTYLE: What to expect at the site and in the region

  • Tembec’s Chapleau sawmill, with 150 employees, produces softwood (spruce, pine and fir) lumber as well as wood chips. The site also uses biomass (e.g. bark, shavings, sawdust) to produce green steam used in sawmill kilns and to generate green electricity.
  • Chapleau, with a population of 2,200, is a four-hour drive north of Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Like most towns in the boreal forest region, Chapleau is surrounded by lakes and rivers, so the area is very attractive to those who like canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing.
  • Chapleau Game Reserve, the world’s largest, is just north of the town – hunting is banned but hiking, camping, and fishing are welcomed.

Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products – lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose – and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France. Tembec has some 3,000 employees and annual sales of approximately $1.5 billion. Tembec is listed on the TSX (TMB).

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