Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.

Operations Supervisor - Portable Wood Processing - Fort St. James

Job Locations CA-BC-Fort St. James
Company Arrow Fibre


This position is based in Fort St. James, BC


Over 100 years in business, Arrow Transportation Systems Inc. is leading the way in developing service focused transportation solutions by working with a broad range of customers, hauling a wider variety of products, and expanding our presence throughout Canada and the United States.   


The Portable Wood Processing Division (PWP) specializes in grinding wood material into a product that can be used for energy production. This division has base locations in Kamloops and Fort St James, B.C.   We are looking for an Operations Supervisor in Fort St. James, BC.



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We Offer

  • Competitive Pay:  $85,000 - $100,000 per year
  • We promote from within! A career with a growing organization backed by the stability of a company that has been in business since 1919!
  • Pension matching progam - 4%
  • Company Truck and Fuel Card provided 
  • Extended Medical benefits including dental, pharmaceutical, paramedical, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance and more.....we have a flex modular plan to best suit you and your family.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and well supported environment.

As advocates of equal opportunity, we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We firmly believe that diversity fosters innovation and contributes to the success of Arrow.


Under the direction of the Division Manager, the Operations Supervisor role is to assist in the planning, organization, coordination, and implementation of the grinding program. It is the Operations Supervisor’s role to oversee and supervise the resources necessary (people and equipment) to accomplish the objectives of Arrow and our customers effectively and safely. This position supervises the Equipment Operators feeding the Portable Wood Processer, as well as the Truck Drivers that are hauling the material to destination 


The position would also involve operating equipment as required which will typically occur in winter months, when others are on vacation or ill and/or when an additional hand is needed. You will work approximately 75% in the field and 25% in the office. 


Major Responsibilities 

  • Ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner in adherence to Arrow’s Safety Management System.  
  • Coordinate and manage the grinding plan and associated moves. 
  • Support and manage the grinder and personnel. This includes a large variety of activities from ensuring future sites are ready, running parts or helping with a repair.  
  • Manage and support the supplementary equipment (graders, excavator, loader…) and personnel. 
  • Manage and support the Lead hand and drivers and associated trucks and trailers. 
  • Ensure the drivers and operators have the proper instructions to perform their duties safely and listen to concerns and suggestions and act on them appropriately. 
  • Schedule and coordinate required employee/driver training and orientation. 
  • Assist in the development, change to or implementation of policy and process improvement. 
  • Coordinate with PWP employees and shop personnel regarding repairs and preventative maintenance schedules and timelines. 
  • Responsible for working with the Administrator to ensure onboard entries and driver paperwork is complete, accurate and timely. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Division Manager. 


You Possess

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the forest industry as an equipment operator or supervisor.  
  • Experience with forestry equipment. 
  • Ability to Read Maps. 
  • Proven effective supervisory experience. 
  • Strong safety proclivity/safety oriented. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Embodies Arrow’s Values: Safety, Quality, Responsibility, Teamwork, Integrity and FUN! 
  • Flexible work hours. 
  • Computer experience an asset– Microsoft Excel, email. 
  • Mechanical aptitude an asset. 
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.


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