Certified Electrician

Date Posted: December 09, 2017
Job Location: 70 Mile House
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Website: www.westfraser.com
Address: Box 190, 70 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada V0K 2K0

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 for 2017, we are a
growing company looking for talented people to be part of our
team.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a
competitive salary, excellent benefits, pension plan and relocation
package. Our Chasm division is currently seeking a highly motivated
individual for the position of:


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the preferred candidate
is an Industrial Electrician with a good understanding of process
systems, PLC Controls, HMI Programming, and motor control
systems.  Attention to safety and efficiency is a must. 
Good interpersonal and communication skills are also required to
work in our team environment.

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring the operation of
    electrical systems and equipment by completing preventive
    maintenance requirements and troubleshooting problems on all
    manufacturing equipment  programmable controllers,
    transformers,  and machinery wiring; following electrical
    codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other
  • Repairing and replacing as
    necessary, electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing
    malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and
    lighting fixtures; determining faulty wiring, inspecting and
    testing malfunctioning machinery
  • Controlling downtime by continual
    improvement on all sawmill manufacturing equipment.
  • Preparing electrical maintenance
    reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and
    trends. Making recommendations as necessary for improvements
  • Maintaining a safe and clean
    working environment by complying with health and safety practices
    and use of personal protective equipment
  • Contributing to team effort by
    accomplishing related results
  • Maintaining documentation as
    required by Electrical Safety Authority
  • Performing systematic quality
    checks on all work performed

Our ideal candidate

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or
    Provincial Journeyperson electrical certification
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans
    and schematics
  • Electrical aptitude and 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, graveyard and weekend shifts
  • Leadership qualities

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a
    sawmill, planer mill or with forest products
  • A Red Seal Certificate
  • A thorough understanding of Allen
    Bradley Servo Drives, VFD Drives, HMI programming Controllogix PLCs
    and hydraulics systems.

West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are
interested in a full time long-term career. Our employees can
expect a challenging, stable, safe work environment with career
development opportunities. We are committed to environmental
excellence, workplace safety and sustaining operating leadership
through profitability and continued investments.

Located 15 minutes south of Chasm Sawmills, Clinton is a
growing, family-friendly community located in the South Cariboo.
Situated approximately 1.5 hours northwest of Kamloops B.C. both
Clinton and surrounding area offer excellent year round
recreational activities with abundant fishing opportunities and a
ranching lifestyle. 

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at
www.westfraser.com/jobs click “apply now” in
green at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs

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