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J.D. Irving, Limited, NS Woodlands Division is growing and seeking an additional Lead Hand for our Forest Machine Operators. Operations take place within Nova Scotia with the potential for travel into Eastern New Brunswick. Lead Hands will be expected to operate the equipment in a safe, efficient and productive manner according to J.D. Irving, Limited’s Best Management Practices, will be required to maintain productivity and utilization targets, and work independently in remote environments. Performance of general daily maintenance and repairs is required.

The Ideal Candidate Possesses the Following:
• Education Required: High School diploma at a minimum
• A valid Nova Scotia Drivers License and access to reliable, all wheel drive transportation
• Experience working in a supervisory or foreman role
• 1-5 years of experience operating machinery in a forestry operation, or operating heavy machinery in another context
• General heavy equipment... mechanical skills OR Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate will be considered an asset

Key Responsibilities:
• Operate harvesting machinery in an efficient, and productive manner according to J.D. Irving, Limited’s Best Management Practices
• Perform general daily machine maintenance and repairs as required
• Schedule machines for regular repairs and servicing
• Hold operators accountable for meeting production targets and safety standards
• Coordinate with Harvesting Supervisors via daily/weekly/and monthly meetings

What We Provide:
• Weekly pay: Up to $30/hr including weekly bonus
• Health, Dental, Vision, Drug, and Group Insurance Benefits + Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match
• Corporate Discounts at a variety of vendors
• Uniforms
• $2000 employee referral bonus
• Opportunities for training and leadership development
• Steady, full-time hours: Minimum 50 Hours a week. 10-12-hour Alternating Shifts

Ideal For:
• A safety conscious leader who strives for results
• Someone experienced with leading a diverse team with a Win-Together Attitude
• Folks comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
• Someone familiar with heavy equipment (forestry, construction) and machinery in general
• Those naturally curious about the forestry industry

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online by September 30, 2024.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

Additional Information
• Posting Date: Apr 9, 2024
Truro NS


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