A Resolute employee offers a fascinating glimpse into her role and career path in an informative and refreshing interview published March 2, 2021, by Pulp and Paper Canada. Nikki Stein, a newsmill shift superintendent at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill, joined Resolute five years ago through the company’s Engineer-in-Training program, which connects emerging talent with opportunities for professional development.
Nikki shares many keen observations on life at Resolute:
On the dynamic nature of working in a paper mill:
Every day is different. You don’t know what you’re going to get into when you walk in, which is a big part of why it’s so interesting. Every day you learn something new.
On the future of pulp and paper:
“I just love pulp and paper because it’s such a sustainable industry.”
On the growing number of women in forestry:
“It’s going on five years since I’ve been here, and the number of females that work here is vastly growing. There are femalivingle operators. There are females in supporting roles, females in leadership roles.”
On collaborating with colleagues:
“There is a lot of support. We have a great team.”
On living and working in a forestry community:
“I grew up in Thunder Bay and I still live here. Pulp and paper and forestry in general have been such a big economical player in the hometown that we live in. So, just to work in an industry that has that impact on where we live, it feels good.”
On embracing change and taking on new challenges:
“Jump in with both feet and forge ahead, whether you have reservations or not – you’re going to have that no matter what industry you’re going into.”
Resolute’s employees are the greatest asset we have, and our success as a team is due in no small part to the professionalism and leadership of people like Nikki. We think her interview did a great job capturing what it means to work at Resolute. It’s recommended reading for anyone interested in the world of forest products.