Date Posted: August 26, 2017
Job Location: Hinton
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Address: 99 West River Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1Y7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company and listed on the TSX. Recognized for
the fifth time as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of
Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates, we are a growing
company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Hinton
Wood Products, a division of West Fraser, is currently seeking a
highly motivated individual to fill the position of:


Reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent in this
weekend shift role, the successful candidate will be a key player
in a company-wide continuous improvement effort through daily use
of troubleshooting and preventative maintenance strategies. This is
the ideal schedule for an individual looking for full time hours in
a compressed work week with three, twelve hour shifts per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical
    systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics involved in
    the manufacturing process
  • Undertake preventative maintenance program for equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to repair
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and
    parts during the assembly, installation, set-up and repair of
    equipment and machinery
  • Work in manlifts with the use of fall protection equipment
  • Repair and assemble hydraulic equipment and cylinders
  • Remove, grind and install knives
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for
    improvements and savings
  • Verify and document repairs made
  • Work in a safe manner using proper PPE


  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Millwright
  • Mechanical aptitude; excellent problem solving skills

Core strengths:

  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule in order to work weekend shifts
  • Ability to work closely with other trades and employees
  • Able to work in a group as a team player

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill
  • A welding certificate

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we
are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time,
long-term career.  We offer a challenging stable work
environment with career development opportunities. We are committed
to environmental excellence, workplace safety and sustaining
operating leadership through profitability and continued

Hinton is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting
activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking and fishing.
Hinton features a full-service acute care hospital, major retail
and restaurant chains, theatre, community parks and pools, and
educational institutions for pre-school through post-secondary. To
learn more, visit the Town of Hinton:

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their
resume, cover letter, and proof of qualifications in confidence. To
apply, click on our job ad at and
then click “apply now” in green at the top of the page.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English