Steam Chief - 3rd Class Power Engineer

Date Posted: December 05, 2018
Job Location: Chetwynd
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Address: 3598 W Fraser 89 P.O. Box 330, Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada V0C 1J0

Job Description

Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products
company, listed on the TSX. Recognized for the sixth time as
one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and nominated as one of Canada’s
Best Employers for Recent Graduates, we are a growing company
looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our investments
in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation
and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future. Are you interested
in working for a company that offers both a challenging work
environment and a rewarding career path? Our Chetwynd Forest
Products division has an opportunity for a highly skilled:

Steam chief – 3rd Class Power

Reporting to the Chetwynd Forest Industries General Manager, you
will be responsible for safe and optimum operation of the Bioenergy
plant just recently constructed and commissioned in 2015.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership, direction and supervision to the
    Bioenergy plant operating crew
  • Safety management including orientation, training, worker
    observations, identifying and correcting safety hazards, accident
    and near miss investigations, emergency protection systems and site
  • Ensuring optimum manning and operation of the Bioenergy
  • Operating cost control
  • Contractor management
  • Inventory control of hog fuel, consumables and waste
  • Reliability management including monitoring oil analysis and
    vibration analysis reports, planning and scheduling maintenance,
    operator care rounds, lubrication and spare parts management

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • A 3rd class power engineering certificate
  • Industrial experience preferably including Thermal oil and/or
    power generation
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical
  • Desire to progress, learn, grow and succeed

Candidates with strong supervisory experience without power
engineering certification will also be considered, with the
expectation that the appropriate certification will be obtained
within a reasonable time frame.

The Chetwynd Bioenergy plant uses leading edge technology to
generate up to 12MW of electrical energy from sawmill waste
products.  The plant consists of a hog fuel handling system,
two large thermal oil furnaces, two Turboden Organic Rankine Cycle
turbine/generators, two cooling towers and water treatment system
including reverse osmosis.  The plant has extensive state of
the art safety systems. Operation of the plant is completed with
ongoing remote plant oversight and support from key equipment
suppliers.  The corporate energy group also provides technical
guidance and assistance.

West Fraser offers a comprehensive relocation package
to assist your move. 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.  We offer an excellent compensation package including
a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension

Located in northern BC, Chetwynd has a population of
approximately 2,600 and features extensive indoor and outdoor
recreation opportunities. Chetwynd has an ice arena, wave pool,
curling rink, rock climbing wall, indoor walking track, outdoor
walking paths, outdoor speed skating oval, indoor rodeo facility,
baseball diamonds, skateboard park, fitness center and nearby ski

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your
application at 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:

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