Lab Technologist

Date Posted: November 28, 2018
Job Location: Quesnel
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Address: 1000 Finning Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6A1

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company, listed on the TSX. Rated as one of Canada’s Top
100 Employers for five years and Top Employer for Recent Graduates,
we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of
our team.  Our goals are simple – leadership through profits,
responsibility in communities, excellence in people, strength in

We believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to
in an environment where they can build their career.  We take
pride in what we do, and our employees have grown right along with
us. If you are looking for a Company and colleagues that thrive on
growth, challenge and opportunity – discover what you can achieve
with West Fraser. Our Quesnel River Pulp division has an
opportunity for a: 

Lab Technologist

Key responsibilities include:

As a Quesnel River Pulp Lab Technologist, you will be required
to conduct testing for process evaluation studies and to monitor
pulp quality. You will work closely with process engineers and
production operators to ensure that our final product meets the
customer’s quality requirements. You will be required to calibrate
and help maintain test equipment. The successful candidate will be
required, over time, to develop competencies that allow them to
provide coverage in other areas of the Technical Department
including chip testing and water treatment testing.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to safety, an
aptitude for precision, accuracy analyzing and reporting
results.  They will possess strong interpersonal and
communication skills including technical or procedural writing.

The successful candidate is required to work different shift
schedules as assigned including nights and weekends.


  • Successful completion of a B.Sc. in Science at a recognized
    University, or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year diploma in a Technology
    Program with major emphasis on chemical and/or instrumentation from
    a recognized Technical Institute
  • Proven experience with environmental or chemical laboratory
    work and lab instrumentation
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organization
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • A comprehensive knowledge of computerized systems
  • The ability to analyze data using statistical methodology
  • A proactive, detailed oriented approach to work

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we
are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time
long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in
future growth opportunities within the company.

Located in central BC, Quesnel has a population of approximately
25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own
airport. Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and
educational facilities, regular community events, as well as
unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It
doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in
confidence through our website at

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at:

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

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