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If you are looking for a long term job that takes and takes, then this job is right for you. If you are looking to give your career to a toxic environment, then this job is for you. They will push and push and push you to meet their demands while ignoring your mental, physical well-being. YOU are NOT important! You are just a dog!Many have given their best working years to Radium Canfor and received NOTHING in return. Just Stress and poor health. NOT Recommended!
Stress, toxic work environment.
A fast paced environment, that is physically demanding. You must be knowledgeable in all safety and fire protocols.
I worked for canfor as grave-yard clean-up personnel. The job was very physically demanding, I had to be able to lift well over 100 pounds when lose boards would come of the line. You have to be able to clean building sized machines if a short time frame. The job was financially rewarding, but I didnt get to see the sun for the duration of my time there. It is difficult to find a workplace and lifestyle balance.
It’s a great job , I just wasn’t great at it. I would have like it a lot more if it wasn’t swing shifts of days and nights back and forth, I had a hard time sleeping in any kind of circadian rhythm
Good money, great training, benefits.
I had a hard time with the 4am shifts
It’s a unionized job- there are always issues with management and union. Most of the management sucks as they themselves are slacking- have poor management skills, non trustworthy, unplanned, no proper direction to the team, and lots of favouritism among themselves and whine they like. This is where union plays a vital role in u getting what u deserve. Good people in union but some are retiring soon. Overall no growth opportunities for anyone unless u are a family member
Enjoyed the work, management seemed to ignore the problem employees causing a lot of extra costs to the product.
Really enjoyed the work, busy, high energy environment. Direct Supervisors seemed to reward bad behavior rather than correcting it which caused problems with production and cost effectiveness and more importantly moral. Placed production numbers over safety concerns in actual day to day working environment. Mill Manager is excellent though. Always knew my name and stopped to speak to me as if I were a person rather than a piece of equipment.
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Not worth my time listing their deficiencies but I have to write something so long story short, stay far far away from this place. Beautiful area but that's the only perk and it wont be beautiful much longer once Canfor is done trashing the place.
just a number and so are you.... we slave to make money for the powers that be. for nothing more then scraps, and when the market goes soft we are left to fend for ourselves. not even willing to take the slightest loss before they tuck tale and run like the cowards they are. absolutely no teamwork here. sickening really.
Worked with other mechanics as well as alone. Needed to prioritize work schedule as needs arises. Interacted with operators when issues with machine operations failed or deteriorated. Communicated with operators and supervisor's to relay information to status of machine up times and pass over at end of the shift.Kept a clean shop. Preformed preventative maintenance on mobile equipment. Had respectful and meaningful rap-or with co-workers.
Its a production only matters oriented work place .. Treat all the skilled tradesmen like feces... Safety has hit an all time low here... Never have parts or a plan. I can see why they have shut down most of thier plants.. Never have money for proper repairs.. Always just a bandaid.. But upper management always gets their large bonus..