Purchasing Supervisor (Former Employee), Quesnel, BC – March 28, 2016
A work day was fast paced, prioritizing tasks effectively was required. The environment was always focused on safety first, I was constantly learning and upgrading my management skills. I enjoyed my co workers. The hardest part of the job was sometimes extra long days. The most enjoyable part of the job was achieving success with my co-workers.
Supervisor / Lead hand (Former Employee), Lavington, BC – March 22, 2016
Cons: Long Hrs, Family Sacrifice, treated like a robot from time to time
The company will get the best results out of a person it can. You are paid very well but do sacrifice a lot. Its a great place for people that dont have any other things going on in life. Things have really changed in the last 5 years or so. Direction from top leadership seems to be lacking.
Process and quality control technician for Blender optimization
Process and quality control Technician (Former Employee), Meadow Lake, SK – December 13, 2015
I worked one Coop 4 Month term with TOLKO industries in Meadow lake Saskatchewan. As a coop student I was working on a project of blender optimization for the improved resin distribution. I worked with my technical coordinator to change the process control variables such as Blender speed, angle of Blender to study the effect on Resin distribution on strands. I gave the suggestion for flight Enhancers inside Blender to increase the residence time. This had a great effect on Blender efficiency.
One of my duties was there to get the data and statistically analyze the data on Infinityqs software which is quality control software for statistical process control for the study of resin distribution on strands and to check the strand size grading. I maintained healthy relations with technical manager and gave idea about heat integration to save energy in OSB mill which was highly appreciated by managerial staff. They started to work on it for heat integration within plant as before they were throwing flue gases in atmosphere at the temperature of 135 degree Celsius
maintenance worker (Former Employee), Lumby, BC – November 14, 2015
The pay is great, the guys are great, but the management fumbles around and constantly sets the maintenance staff up for failure. The management treats people like they don't matter and has no idea what the word organized means. If you have options elsewhere take them.
General Labourer (Former Employee), High Level, AB – July 10, 2015
I learned a lot working at Tolko, running big machines like the Trimmer, Stacker, and a few other things like the Strip piler, paper wrap, sorter, etc. I really enjoyed working there it was just very far away from home
Forklift operator (Current Employee), Williams Lake, BC – April 27, 2015
Pros: close to home, pay is decent
Cons: not enough ot and old timers can be rude
Forklift operator. training regiment could be improved and the way the old timers talk to the new guys could definetly be better, expecting you to keep up with them when you've been on the job 7 days compared to their 30 years. besides that job is good and rewarding
Secure employment and good benefits and good people.
Maintenance and Production Laborer (Former Employee), Louis Creek, BC – April 10, 2015
Pros: Very good work environment
Cons: A lot of saw dust and solvents etc., on site. ( pollutants )
Although there was not much opportunity for advancement, the overall condition of the plant and the latest technology of the equipment made this job "quite enjoyable " and easy to manage day to day functions
Production Foreman (Current Employee), William Lake – January 23, 2015
Typical day here is coming in early and getting things fired up and running. Makeing sure everyone is doing their job safely and productivley. I have learned with a good core a group can work well together. You get the odd misfit but getting that person on side and keeping them in the loop and proper feed back goes a long way. Co-workers are good, we are all competetive but have a good sense of humour to go along with it. The hardest part of the job is when you get into a breakdown rutt. Most enjoyable part of the job is achieving production goals safely, and spending time with the crew.
stacker (Former Employee), mill – December 20, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: read the abouve
from the first day i started to my last day all i herd was complaints and complaining about manag,for the most part the people are good people,with that being said it only takes a few to make a job unpleasent,i now understand what the others are talking about.in my first 2 weeks i was brought to office and had my job threatened for some thing i did not do,And when i quit not one call from HR to ask why.i was told they have gone through a large number of employees and i now understand why,tolko may be desperate for employees but should take a good look as to who and what position they advance some people into.and as far as training and safty.i was told and i quote....look around when you do this if no one around no need to lock out.3 people trained me in first 2 weeks 2 were great one was the worst trainer i have ever had(.should not be allowed to train.) will never work for tolko high level again unsafe to much soap opera for this guy.oh ya hrly rate i was told not the same as received .
Productive work place with good people to work with.
❸ Machine operator (Former Employee), High Level, AB – October 28, 2014
Pros: lots of ot.
Cons: not many.
Running wood, watching cameras , reman transfers, etc etc. Management was awesome for the most part. People i worked with were great. If the location was in a better place rather than High Level, It would have made it easier to live.
company good to work for and had incentive bonuses
Mill worker (Former Employee), Heffley Creek, BC – December 10, 2013
Pros: rewards for goals acheived and free dinners brought in
Cons: layoffs or injuries
A typical day was to come in and go to the working station you are assigned to and work to the best of your ability. I learned to perform a variety of different jobs while I was employed there. Management was very good except if there were any injuries that happened and then they expected you to work threw them. It was a great place to work with your coworkers because we learned to work as a team and help each other out. The hardest part of the job was unplugging plug ups. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting rewards for our shift when goals were achieved.
Weekend crew clean-up, Labour worker (Former Employee), High level, AB – September 11, 2013
Pros: awesome pay, humerous emploers and co-workers.
Cons: working weekends only
-Show up 7 am, have safety meeting and started working. -I learned alot of safety and how to be independant on making the right safety choices. -Management was great and co-workers were also great to work with, very humerious. -Going into very small crawl spaces in big machines to clean out was the hardest part of the job. -Joking around and talking with co-workers during lunch time was the most enjoyable part of the job.