Journeyperson Millwright

Date Posted: November 28, 2017
Job Location: Edson
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Address: 53115 Highway 47 PO Box 6810, Edson, Alberta, Canada T7E 1V2

Job Description

Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading diversified North
American forest products company. Recognized for the fifth
time as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best
Employers for Recent Graduates for 2017, we continue to grow. Are
you interested in working for a company that offers both a
challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Edson
Sawmill, a division of West Fraser, located in Edson, Alberta has
an immediate opening for a:


The candidate will be a key player in a company-wide continuous
improvement effort through daily use of troubleshooting and
preventative maintenance strategies. 

Duties include:

  • Work in a safe manner using proper
  • 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 equipment.
  • Operate hoisting and lifting
    devices to position machinery and parts during the assembly,
    installation, set-up and repair of equipment and machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and
    equipment and repair as required.
  • Repair and assemble hydraulic
    equipment and cylinders
  • Use knowledge and skills to
    recognize opportunities for improvements and savings
  • Verify and document repairs

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or
    Provincial Journeyperson Millwright certification
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans
    and schematics
  • Mechanical  aptitude;
    excellent problem solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and
    creating a safe work place
  • Strong communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with
    little supervision
  • Organizational and planning
  • Flexible schedule in order to work
    day, evening, weekend and graveyard shifts

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous sawmill experience
  • A Red Seal Certificate
  • Knowledge of hydraulics

West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are
interested in a full time long-term career. We offer an excellent
compensation package including: a competitive salary, excellent
benefits, and an outstanding pension plan. Our employees can expect
a challenging, stable, safe work environment with career
development opportunities.

Edson is located 2 hours west of Edmonton and 2 hours east of
Jasper National Park. Edson is a growing community of approximately
9,000 permanent residents and has a full range of recreational and
cultural facilities. People from Edson enjoy outdoor hockey,
camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, downhill and cross country
skiing, curling, kayaking, golfing and various outdoor and indoor
activities. With a friendly “small town” atmosphere and some great
recreational and cultural facilities, once you get a taste of
living in Edson you’ll be hooked.

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your
cover letter at click
“apply now” in green at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and other career
opportunities, visit our website at

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

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