Lead Planer Operator

Heideman Forest Services
October 5, 2020
Eganville, Canada
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Heideman Forest Services is a family-owned forestry company in operation since 1974. Our operations include forest management, two sawmills, a remanufacturing operation, a planing mill, and a distribution yard. Both sawmills have been certified as Safe Workplaces of Ontario by the Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association.

At Heideman we place a high value on sustainable, renewable, and safe forestry. 

About the Position

We are looking for a Lead Planer Operator to work at planer mill near Eganville, Ontario. Reporting to the Mill Supervisor and the Operations Manager, the Lead Planer Operator will set up, operate, and tend to planing machines.

Our ideal candidate has experience operating and maintaining planers or similar machines, has a very strong focus on safety, and generally has strong technical acumen. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Calibrate and adjust equipment and change planer knives as required.
  • Assist with maintenance and general repairs throughout planing mill.
  • Contribute to keeping work facilities clean and organized.
  • Always work safely and collaboratively with co-workers.
  • Other duties as required. 


  • Strong understanding of sawmill and/or planer mill equipment and processes.
  • Strong technical acumen.
  • Experience in mill equipment maintenance is a strong asset.
  • Excellent attendance and safety record.
  • Physically fit and able to work safely and efficiently.
  • Have the ability to work alone and as part of a group.
  • Have an excellent work ethic and good judgment.

Salary: $50,000-$62,000 per year

Benefits: Dental, Extended Health, Vision

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to our recruiting partners at careers@businesssherpagroup.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Heideman Forest Services is an equal opportunity employer and respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. Upon request we will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process.




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